Happy Death Day, the new Christopher Landon horror flick where a college student relives the day of her murder repeatedly, hits theaters on Friday, October 13, 2017. The movie is rated PG-13, is 96 minutes long, and has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 67 percent fresh. Fans of horror movies are geared up for the suspenseful film that brings a new twist to tired plots. Some have described Happy Death Day as Groundhog Day only filled with suspense, gore, and blood.
Jessica Rothe stars as Tree Gelbman and Israel Broussard stars as Carter Davis. The movie was first discussed in July 2007, with Megan Fox in talks to star. Back then the movie was called Half to Death and Michael Bay was set to direct it.
By 2016, Megan Fox and Michael Bay had moved on to other projects, and Christopher Landon took over as director. The movie was produced by Blumhouse productions and is expected to exceed its filming budget of 5 million during its opening, U.S. weekend.
You can see the official Happy Death Day trailer in the video player below.
Wake up, try to solve your own murder, fail, wake up, try again. pic.twitter.com/RebvyKsQRl
— Happy Death Day (@UniversalHorror) June 15, 2017
Happy Death Day may end up as a bit of a box office surprise due to its release on Friday the 13th. Blade Runner 2049 did not do as well as was expected in theaters, and there’s room for a breakout movie to climb the charts.
With a budget of 5 million and expectations that Happy Death Day may bring in as much as 20 million upon opening, there are high hopes the movie will be money maker.
The plot focuses on Tree who is a stuck up, sorority girl trying to hide the fact that it’s her birthday. When she is stabbed to death by a stranger wearing a creepy, baby-face mask, she wakes up in another stranger’s room. His name is Carter and she has no idea what’s happened.
Every day she wakes up in Carter’s room after being murdered. It’s up to Tree to figure out who is killing her, so she can kill her assailant first.
Are you going to see Happy Death Day in movie theaters? What do you think about the plot? Do you think this is a new twist on an old plot?