Film Review: Happy Death Day

Happy Halloween, as it’s one of my favourite days of the year and it’s based on being scared by ghosts and goblins I got out of my comfort zone for this one. With thanks to Paramount Pictures and Movie House Cinemas I was invited along to see Happy Death Day, this year’s slasher  movie perfect for Halloween.

The premise: Tree Gelbman is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she’s experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter’s dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.

Now the trailers for this one looked liked I could survive through this film, hopefully without a panic attack or a blood curdling scream (not from the screen from me!) I’m seriously a big scaredy cat and I’m glad to say as I sat with apprehension in my cinema seat I was quickly put at ease.

The story is the usual, bratty American college kid who has been a jerk to everyone, realises her error but is it too late, has her muderous fate been sealed. In the process she has a boy meets girl experience. I have to say it was entertaining, it wasn’t horrifying or too blood curdingly.  It reminded my of the scream films from the 90s mixed with the Groundhog Day there where a few moments of suspense and jumping out of your seat but these quickly dispersed in a full screen in nervous laughter.

So overall without spoiling the film I enjoyed Happy Death Day and think it’s the perfect Halloween treat for all (note it’s a 15 cert as it has some strong language and sexual innuendo) . It’s playful and silly with likeable characters and even a few life lessons.

Perfect choice if you fancy a cinema outing today.

Emer D xx

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