Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day is one of those movies that I remember having a smile on my face the whole time I was watching it. I love this movie so much that every time I watch it I have a great time! It is a comedy horror/slasher movie and one of the best to come out in the last decade or so. I have probably seen this movie nearly ten times and it only came out in 2017!

How to Download Happy Death Day

The film was released on October 13, 2017. You can download or stream the film from a digital platform. Click on the Download button at the end of this review and make your choice. If you like comedy-type slashers, check out the Scream series.

The Movie Review

I love this movie so much that last year our cinema was playing older movies during Halloween and this was one of them. Despite seeing it when it first came out and having it on 4K, I still had to pay to see it in the theatre again. So yeah, Happy Death Day is awesome!

Happy Death Day Key Facts

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Movie Title Happy Death Day
Genre Comedy Horror/Slasher
Release Date October 13, 2017
Download and Streaming Available for download/streaming on various digital platforms.
Related Movie Scream series (for fans of comedy-type slashers)
Plot College student Tree finds herself in a time loop, reliving her birthday and trying to solve the mystery of her own murder by someone wearing a creepy mask.
Character Depth The movie features well-written characters, particularly Tree, who undergoes personal growth throughout the film.
Fun and Twists Despite knowing the twists, Happy Death Day remains enjoyable due to its humor and engaging storytelling.
Special Features The 4K and Blu-Ray releases include a commentary track, but some viewers may wish for more extensive special features.
Recommendation The movie is highly recommended as a fun and unique blend of Groundhog Day and Scream, offering an enjoyable viewing experience.

A Time-Looping Tale

The movie is basically a time loop. We have our main character, a college student called Tree, and at first, you think she is a typical “hot girl” stuck up, mean, and just interested in her own stuff. However, Tree is a very well-written and interesting character and there are reasons for her being the way that she is.

A Mystery

She wakes up on her birthday in the bed of this guy called Carter, a guy that she would never normally interact with. However, before she can get over her night of partying, she ends up killed by someone wearing a creepy mask. She wakes up again in Carter’s room and after getting killed once more, she realizes that she is stuck in a time loop.

Twists and Fun

Tree confides in Carter what is going on and they work together to try and solve the loop, even though Carter forgets everything each time the loop resets. We have two mysteries going on in this movie. One is Tree trying to find out who the killer is and the other is her trying to figure out how to stop the loop.

Depth Beneath

Happy Death Day is just a whole lot of fun and usually, when a movie has a mystery about it, you find it not as enjoyable when you know all the twists. However, this is the exception to that rule, I already know everything that is going to happen each time I watch this, but I still have a great time.

A Film with Heart

While on the surface this is just a very fun movie that has a great and dark sense of humor and some pretty brutal deaths too, I do think that there is a bit of depth here, as I said, Tree goes through some stuff and it is great to see her become a better person as a result of going through what she does in the movie.

Special Features and Future Hopes

The 4K (and the Blu-Ray) releases are great as they have a fun commentary track from director Christopher Landon and Tree, Jessica Rothe which is fun. However, I do wish that they packed this thing with more special features as it is kind of lacking in that regard. Although I am sure if they do another release with more content, I will end up buying it!

A Must-Watch Experience

You have to watch Happy Death Day. Before it came out, I heard it referred to as Groundhog Day meets Scream and that is really the best way to look at this. This is just a super fun time and I have loved writing about it today, so much so that I think I am going to watch this and its sequel Happy Death Day 2U this weekend!

Happy Death Day
Happy Death Day is a well-recieved comedy slasher. Download it now and see what happened to Theresa "Tree" Gelbman on her birthday.
9.5 Total Score
Happy Death Day Review Summary

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  • This is one of the most fun horror slasher movies you will ever see
  • I think Tree is a fantastic (and very easy on the eyes) character
  • I liked the dynamic between Tree and Carter
  • It was a lot of fun trying to figure out who the killer was!
  • I do wish that the most recent home release had more special features
  • I really do not think that there is anything about the actual movie that I dislike.
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Jason Delacey

Jason Delacey

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

Jason loves to give his honest opinion on games, movies, TV shows and is always willing to give anything a try!

Favorite Games: Resident Evil 4, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Bioshock Infinite, Super Mario World, The Last of Us, Halo 2, Streets of Rage 2, Overwatch.

Favorite Movies: Terminator 2, The Empire Strikes Back, Avengers Infinity War, Bloodsport, The Transformers The Movie. Dogma, BASEketball, From Dusk Till Dawn

Favorite TV Shows: X-Files, Supernatural, Lost, American Horror Story, The Mandalorian, Stranger Things.