Happy Death Day was the surprise horror hit of 2017. Sure, it was rated PG-13 and, yes, it was pretty much a horror version of Groundhogs Day, but the film was both scary as hell and entertaining as fuck! As much as the film’s conclusion presented an air of finality, it turns out main character Tree Gelbman (played by Jessica Rothe) may have more chaotic temporal misadventures in the future.
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This is according to comments the actress made during a recent interview with Collider, an article that’s definitely worth reading in its entirety.
Rothe: [Happy Death Day director] Chris [Landon] has done this incredible thing where the sequel, the way he described it to me, elevates the movie from being a horror movie – and I wouldn’t even say it’s just a horror movie because it’s a horror, comedy, rom-com drama – into a Back to the Future type of genre film where the sequel joins us right from where we left off, it explains a lot of things in the first one that didn’t get explained, and it elevates everything.
“I was really pleased to know that we weren’t just gonna be pushing all the buttons that people loved the first time, over and over again, ‘cause I think that gets old. I’m really excited to see if it comes to fruition and, if it does, what the final product looks like. I hope we get to do it! I had a ball!”
Happy Death Day is now available to own on Blu-ray/DVD and Digital HD. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: Tree Gelbman is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she’s experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter’s dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.
In addition to Rother, Happy Death Day stars Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, and Charles Aitken.
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