Imagine, if you can, a world where Halloween and Groundhog Day somehow blended together and became a film. Now take into consideration that the mutation actually worked and you have Happy Death Day. If you're a gorehound looking for your next fix of torture porn, you're out of luck here.
The kills really aren't the focus in Happy Death Day. We're not getting new and exciting ways to off teenagers. It's a good old 1990s slasher who-dun-it with a dark sense of humor and a lesson to be learned.
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 Happy Death Day.
Happy Death Day is rated PG-13 for violence / terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity.
Christopher Landon directed Happy Death Day from a screenplay by Scott Lobdell. It stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, and Ruby Modine. The running time is 96 minutes.
Happy Death Day is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.