It doesn’t need to be said. There has been an abundance of time loop movies from Edge of Tomorrow to Source Code to most recently Before I Fall, also from Universal Pictures. And now Blumhouse, the semi micro-budget horror studio that has been behind every waking beloved popcorn horror of the past decade, is looking to bring their take of the genre to the big screen in Happy Death Day. The first trailer for the cyclical thriller has hit the Interwebs, and although Hollywood is beating the genre to death, my love for time loop movies has no bounds. The level of excitement I have for Happy Death Day is beyond embarrassing.
Happy Death Day stars Jessica Rothe, who recently shared a little dance and song number with Emma Stone in
Oscar Best Picture La La Land – she was the roommate with the green dress. The twist to this time loop movie is that her character is continually murdered, allowing her the opportunity to figure out who wants her dead so she can live to see tomorrow. Horror movies are my jam, and adding one of my favorite niche plot devices into the mix raises my anticipation ten-fold. I love Nacho Vigelondo’s Timecrimes, another time looping horror, and Happy Death Day looks like a overly fun romp that makes this slasher feel fresh.
The film was directed by Christopher Landon, who previously worked on the underrated Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and The Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Landon helped with the screenplay alongside X-Men comics writer Scott Lobdell. If the film proves to be as entertaining as the premise and the trailer make me believe it to be, Landon and Lobdell will be my new favorite filmmakers.
I WANT THIS MOVIE NOW.
Check out the teaser poster below:
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Happy Death Day courtesy of Universal Pictures:
Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in HAPPY DEATH DAY, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.
Directed by Christopher Landon, Happy Death Day stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, and Charles Aitken. The film is set to premiere theatrically on October 13, 2017.
Source: Universal Pictures