Happy Death Day sounds a little funky for a slasher film, but once you’ve seen it, you’ll know right away why it was named the way it was.
This low-budget film was written by Scott Lobdell and feels like the typical American slasher film. That, and with plenty of twists and turns you won’t be expecting. Its budget was a mere $5 million and it snagged a hefty $122M after its release, getting back at least 1900% in earnings.
The movie stars Jessica Rothenberg, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, and more. Although the film is unique, it also gets its ideas from several other films, mashing them all together to make one perfect slasher. At this point, it’s safe to consider the movie being a mix of comedy and terror.
It is directed by Christopher Landon and is an original movie from Blumhouse Productions, where Jason Blum is the producer.
The reason why the film was such a huge hit is that it rather picked up an interesting plot, and the storyline wasn’t boring. Getting a decent slasher film in this generation has been proven quite difficult but Happy Death Day wasn’t getting any of that – it wanted to stand out, minus a huge budget.
The movie follows a college student who is murdered right on her birthday but instead of moving on, she begins to relive this certain day again and again. She gets tired at some point and plans to find the killer herself to stop the entire thing.
A sequel of the movie is set to release on February 13, 2019. Watch the trailer below: