Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll-maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they become the target of the doll-maker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
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?
Danielle Bouseman's name is likely a reference to horror director Darren Bousman. See more »
Trees smudged eye-makeup seems to change back and forth multiple times after she wakes up, although she does not have the time or opportunity to fix it. See more »
[mid-credit scene: Tree wakes up in Carter's bed, her cellphone rings the birthday ringtone, as repeatedly happened]
Oh, hey, you're up.
[Tree rises, uncertain whether the time-loop stopped]
I wasn't sure if you wanted to, uh, sleep in or not.
[Tree's heart freezes as she hears the familiar sentence, thinking she is still stuck in the time-loop. She stares at Carter in horror]
I'm kidding. It was...
[Carter shows Tree his cellphone]
It was me. I just called your phone.
It's Tuesday, ...
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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. See more »
Film contains many teen slasher tropes but transcends them with an inventive script & dark humour.
Happy Death Day: A student keeps reliving the same day which ends with her being murdered by a masked killer. At the first re-iteration of the day she is puzzled, the next time she is shocked but by the third raw panic sets in. The day rests anew each time as she wakes in the dorm room of she has crashed in. Eventually she enlists his help in an attempt to identify her murderer. Many red herrings are caught.
While this film contains many of the teen slasher tropes it transcends them with an inventive script and wonderful dark humour. 8/10.
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