Review: “Happy Death Day” where a girl relives her own death until she unravel it

By Mah Jabeen

Review: “Happy Death Day” where a girl relives her own death until she unravel it

 

Director: Christopher Landon

Cast:Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta.

Release Date:Oct 13, 2017

“Happy Death Day” — 3 stars

MPAA rating: PG-13 (for violence, sexual content, language, partial nudity)

Running time: 93 minutes.

“Happy Death Day”, is basically a story of a women who has been caught in an endless loop of her own death, folloeing the footsteps of “Get Out” by taking some familiar elements from the horror genre and producing the scares with little more wit and wonder.

The story begins with Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rthe), anxiously in need of some sensitivity training, wakes up in a strange college dorm room. Where she meets the sweet and naïve Carter Davis (Israel Broussard), the dorm occupant and there the string start the humiliating moments magnified by Tree’s birthday. And her pain comes to an end when she is being stabbed by a man wearing black with a baby face mask.

Review: Happy Death Day” where a girl relives her own death until she unravel it

Next morning when Tree wakes up ( that is probably the same morning) with a major cause sense of déjà vu, and eventually a murderous end of the day. She faces the same situation around 3 to 4 times until she realizes and figures out the killer’s identity, and at the same time she feels some weakens, as she wakes up.

This is the time when the movie takes a different turn a diverse approach to the genre. It begins with the central figure of a Tree, a young beautiful blonde lady who is shown to be wearing the wrong shoes in order to avoid killer. But in the end being the victim and a rescuer in the movie.

The real killer here (figuratively speaking) is that the suspect list is massively long because of Tree’s lack of caring for anyone but herself.

the main focus of the movie is also a creepy killer who is hiding behind a strange mask. A hockey mask immediately shows the violence in the heart of a person wearing it. And the mask strangeness design make the situation more scary.

Review: Happy Death Day” where a girl relives her own death until she unravel it

There is lot to be said about the smart Lobdell plays out the story, bit it would be unfair to the moviegoer.

The story is about a strong woman who not only finding his death clues but also learning lot about herself too. Basically it is a demanding task as Rothe is being filmed in every scene either by means of dying or trying.

Review: Happy Death Day” where a girl relives her own death until she unravel it

Mr. Chritopher Landon, Director (“Scouts Guide the Zombie Apocalypse”) has formed the scary moments in “Happy Death Day” but isn’t burdened by the endless slaughter which precisely horror movie makers do. And the good part is the writer of the movie did not ass nay gratuitous sex, which is also in every standard horror movie.

So readers if you are looking to enjoy some scares at the same time trying to figure out a very clever mystery should definitely plan to watch  “Happy Death Day.”

 

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