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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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Gregory Butler
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Stephanie Butler
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David Gelbman
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Keith Lumbly
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Ryan Phan
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Nick Sims
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Becky Shepard
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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?

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Get Up. Live Your Day. Get Killed. Again.


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

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$4,800,000 (estimated)

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AUD 1,422,262 (Australia) (15 October 2017)

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$43,300,000 (USA) (26 October 2017)
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The scene where Tree walks through the campus quad naked had to be done quickly; given that it was being filmed on an active college campus, this presented the risk of students witnessing the scene being filmed and/or taking photos. The crew took extreme precautions to clear away any potential onlookers. In the end, they managed to do just 2-3 takes. See more »

Goofs

When she begins to investigate each day and follow one person to see if they're the killer, she keeps making a list and when the list is shown on subsequent days we see the other names already crossed out. This list needs to be made every new day Why would she keep making a list and cross off names again? She simply wouldn't put those names on any more lists. The scribbles marking off names are the same indicating that it's the same piece of paper. Not possible. See more »

Quotes

Tree Gelbman: [on Stephanie during her TV Interview] she is such a tool
Tree Gelbman: [as she is being handcuffed] I've never been arrested before
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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 »

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References They Live (1988) See more »

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Moon Dust
Performed by Cherry Glazerr
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Film contains many teen slasher tropes but transcends them with an inventive script & dark humour.
14 November 2017 | by See 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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