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Happy Death Day (2017)

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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.

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Christopher Landon

Writer:

Scott Lobdell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Rothe ... Tree Gelbman
Israel Broussard ... Carter Davis
Ruby Modine ... Lori Spengler
Charles Aitken ... Gregory Butler
Laura Clifton ... Stephanie Butler
Jason Bayle ... David Gelbman
Rob Mello ... John Tombs
Rachel Matthews ... Danielle Bouseman
Ramsey Anderson Ramsey Anderson ... Keith Lumbly
Brady Lewis Brady Lewis ... Frat Brother
Phi Vu ... Ryan Phan
Tenea Intriago ... Student Protester
Blaine Kern III ... Nick Sims
Cariella Smith ... Becky Shepard
Jimmy Gonzales ... Police Officer
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Storyline

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?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Die. Repeat. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half to Death See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,039,025, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$55,683,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,479,266
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Danielle Bouseman's name is likely a reference to horror director Darren Bousman. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[mid-credit scene: Tree wakes up in Carter's bed, her cellphone rings the birthday ringtone, as repeatedly happened]
Carter Davis: Oh, hey, you're up.
[Tree rises, uncertain whether the time-loop stopped]
Carter Davis: 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]
Carter Davis: [smiles] I'm kidding. It was...
[Carter shows Tree his cellphone]
Carter Davis: It was me. I just called your phone.
Tree Gelbman: What?
Carter Davis: It's Tuesday, ...
[...]
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Crazy 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. See more »

Connections

Featured in Phelous & the Movies: Happy Death Day (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Stuck
Written by Ryan Guldemond, Brian Howes, Jason Van Poederooyen
Performed by Mother Mother
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Film contains many teen slasher tropes but transcends them with an inventive script & dark humour.
14 November 2017 | by PairicSee all my reviews

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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