Story by Mark Beresford
The timely release of Happy Death Day nearing both Friday the 13th and Halloween, sets it up alongside some of the great horror flicks of the past, but how does the newcomer fare against these monsters?
This Edge of Tomorrow meets Scream Queens mashup makes for a few laughs, a few jumps and is an enjoyable watch. Bubblegum slasher films aren’t going to win any awards but fans wanting a small dose of horror on the bloodiest day of the year will at least have somewhere to turn.
We join sorority teen Tree on her birthday, and who is doomed to live out her final day on repeat, each ending in her demise by a masked killer. With each new loop, she attempts to uncover why this is happening and who exactly is trying to seal her fate.
Instead of attempting to define into its own place in the cinemascope, Happy Death Day is content with lending concepts from previous releases with hopes to create something unique.
Whilst it may not be as strong as others that have toyed with this concept (Groundhog Day), nor will it emerge as more memorable, it hits the mark by indulging audiences with a 90-minute popcorn fest.