Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years.
Callum Keith Rennie
12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.
Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.
It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
A teenage girl, trying to enjoy her birthday, soon realizes that this is her final one. That is, if she can figure out who her killer is. She must relive that day, over and over again, dying in a different way each time. Can she solve her own murder?
The scenes where Tree leaves Carter's dorm room and walks through the campus quad, with the same specific events happening each time (i.e. The couple getting soaked by the sprinklers, the car alarm going off, etc.) took two days to shoot. At one point, the sprinklers malfunctioned and couldn't be turned off, costing the crew at least an hour of filming until they were finally able to fix it. See more »
When Tree is attempting to elude the masked killer in the hospital parking garage, she flees in Gregory's silver Mercedes-Benz, using a floor mounted shifter, which that model does not have. In the US all Mercedes-Benz models come standard with a steering column mounted shifter. See more »
Expect the unexpected, and then expect the expected, and then the unexpected again
I saw a pre-screening of Happy Death Day and let me tell you, it was
one of the most fun theater experiences I've had. The movie doesn't
take itself too seriously, which is definitely for the best. If anyone
walks into a movie about a sorority girl living the same day over and
over and being killed over and over and expects it to be some
genre-defying horror perfection, that's on them.
However, that doesn't mean this is a bad movie by any means. Jessica
Rothe as Tree Gelbman and Israel Broussard as Carter Davis are
fantastic as the two leads. They have excellent chemistry and make us
root for them. Rothe's character wasn't the typical horror movie
sorority girl, either. She was cunning and badass. She made us believe
she could actually figure this mess out. If you don't change your mind
on who the killer is at least twice throughout the film, you aren't
There are curveballs thrown left and right, which made my theater gasp
and yell numerous times. You think the movie is about to end on at
least two different occasions. The script is smart, there's horror,
there's comedy, there's drama. Happy Death Day takes you in numerous
directions, while also making sure you have fun along the way. This is
definitely one of my all-time favorite campy horror flicks out there.
It even pokes fun at Groundhog Day, which it very clearly took some
inspiration from. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys horror; again,
it doesn't redefine the genre and there are definitely an abundance of
clichés. With that, though, there are still a handful of clever moments
I certainly was not expecting.
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