Movie Review: Happy Death Day

I could witter on about how I’ve been ill for a couple of months which has affected my blogging output but that’s it, line drawn and I’m getting on with my reviews!

Happy Death Day (2017) begins when Tree wakes up in a boys bedroom after a heavy night on the drink. Carter seems a sweet boy but she seems a bit of a bitch, regarding first impressions. She’s one of the mean girls, stomping over peoples emotions all day until she is brutally murdered, by a baby masked assailant. Then she wakes up, in Carters bedroom and it starts again.

Happy Death Day will never be a groundbreaking movie, relying heavily on the idea of Groundhog Day (at least it even gives a nod to its inspiration at the end and mentions the awesome Bill Murray). It’s fun. It’s a kind of low level teen campus slasher, not too much gratuitous gore. There’s lots of genre mixing and nods to standard devices used in your average horror movies. Happy Death Day doesn’t take itself too seriously and as long as you don’t it’s an enjoyable piece of fun.

The boy says it was kind of obvious, the twist was obvious but he enjoyed it.

The hubby (who is always kinder than me) really enjoyed it. He said it was a good premise. There was a twist on the groundhog day premise that he really enjoyed, which added fear (there was nothing fearful for me but I’m jaded).

So Happy Death Day would suit young teenagers/wimps who would like a non scary horror film.

I would rate this 3/5, good play on an established story, non scary slasher pic but entertaining.

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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