‘Happy Death Day’ Is One Of The Best Horror Films Of The Year | Film Review
Happy Death Day is a 2017 horror film starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard and Ruby Modine. It is directed by Christopher Landon (known for Disturbia, Paranormal Activity 3 and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones).
A synopsis for this film reads: “A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer’s identity”.
I want to start off by saying that I am a huge fan of horror films, so after watching the trailers and clips released for this film I had high expectations. Now that I’ve seen Happy Death Day I can say that I wasn’t disappointed. Jessica Rothe, who plays Tree, does a brilliant job as the girl who gets to be killed numerous times until she discovers the identity of the killer.
I must remark the brilliant marketing for this film, which was done before the film was released, but also in the opening credits. The opening Universal logo gets abruptly sucked into oblivion and then restarts, referencing the film’s time loop element. This happens twice before the logo finally plays uninterrupted.
I’m not sure if BlumHouse wanted this film to be funny, but it had a lot of funny scenes in it, enough to qualify it as a dark comedy. The story was so well connected and it had a lot of twists up until the end. Another thing to prove the quality of this movie is that the audience was rather quiet during the presentation.
I’ve been going to the cinema to see a lot of horror films to know that when you get a young audience seated in the dark and the film is a snooze, they’ll start to talk and whisper and just annoy you. This film managed to hold the attention of the entire audience and in this day and age I must say, that is an achievement in and of itself. If I were to give a mark to Happy Death Day it would be an 8.5 out of 10. It’s one of the best horror films of the year !
Happy Death Day is out in cinemas everywhere ! Here’s what you can expect:
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