happy death day 3

The Happy Death Day franchise has been a pleasant surprise. What could’ve been a dumb Groundhog Day knock-off has instead turned into a consistently enjoyable, even charming franchise, boasting a killer lead performance from franchise star Jessica RotheHappy Death Day was a blast, and this year’s Happy Death Day 2U was even better. But while the sequel ended with a set-up for a third film, director Christopher Landon says Happy Day Day 3 won’t be happening anytime soon. And that’s disappointing.

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happy death day 2u review

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An unlucky person finds themselves living the same day, over and over again, in a continual loop. If they happen to die, they have to start the day all over again. And things are exactly the same…except when they aren’t. Sounds pretty familiar, right? It should. It’s the plot of Groundhog Day, but it’s also the plot of several other notable titles: Edge of Tomorrow, the recent Netflix series Russian Doll, and of course, Happy Death Day, the clever slasher flick from 2017.

Now here comes Happy Death Day 2U, a sequel that might not have seemed likely when the credits on Happy Death Day rolled. After all, the person stuck in same day – college student Tree Gelbman – was able to close the loop, and become a better person in the process. Surely Tree couldn’t get stuck in a loop again…right?

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Happy Death Day Honest Trailer

This week brings a movie to theaters where college girl Tree Gelbman (played by Jessica Rothe) is reliving the same nightmare of a day where she not only has the worst birthday ever. But even worse is that she also keeps getting killed by someone wearing a cartoonish baby mask.

No, you’re not having déjà vu. Well, you are a little bit. Because yes, you’ve seen this movie before. It’s called Happy Death Day. But now there’s a sequel called Happy Death Day 2U, and the same thing is happening again. But it’s different this time. Somehow. Anyway, we’ll just let Honest Trailers break down the first movie for you. Read More »

happy death day 2u release date

Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to the surprisingly enjoyable Happy Death Day, was all set for a February 14 release date. While most of us immediately associate that date with Valentine’s Day, it also has a far more tragic connotation. February 14, 2019 will mark the one-year mark of the tragic Parkland shooting, where 17 people were killed at Stoneman Douglas High School. Releasing a movie called Happy Death Day 2U on the anniversary of the shooting sparked understandable discomfort in Fred Guttenberg, one of the parents of the Parkland victims. Now, as a direct result of Guttenberg’s pleas, the Happy Death Day 2U release date will be moved up a day.

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Happy Death Day 2U Trailer

After saving the day, literally, Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) appeared to have defeated the masked killer who somehow kept coming after her over and over again as she relived the same day. It was like a Groundhog Day from hell. But now her happy ending has been given another twist, because the killer is back in Happy Death Day 2U, and he’s not just coming after her anymore. This time, they’re coming after her friends too, and the killer may not be who it was before.

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happy death day 2u trailer

The Blumhouse scare machine has pumped out another fright fest: Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to 2017’s Happy Death Day. In the first film, a college student found herself in a Groundhog Day-like scenario in which she kept reliving the same day over and over again. That’s bad enough as-is, but to make matters worse, she also kept being murdered over and over again as well. Now, the cycle continues. Watch the Happy Death Day 2U trailer below.

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happy death day sequel

The Happy Death Day sequel is coming, and it officially has the best name ever. The follow-up to Blumhouse’s horror riff on Groundhog Day is officially called Happy Death Day 2UWhat’s not to love? Happy Death Day 2U will find its way to theaters in time for Valentine’s Day in 2019, so grab the hand of the one you love and get ready to spend a romantic evening with Blumhouse.

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happy death day influences

This week, DavidJeff, and Devindra welcome Stephen Tobolowsky to discuss Happy Death Day and the brilliance of Jessica Rothe. Check out Stephen’s new book, My Adventures with God. Also, David goes on hiatus.

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Groundhog day rip offs

This weekend, Happy Death Day will give audiences that old familiar feeling that they’ve seen something like this before. Because they have: it’s a slasher movie take on Groundhog Day. But Groundhog Day isn’t the only film to use the time loop scenario.
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happy death day influences

(Welcome to Cinematic Inspirations, a series where filmmakers talk about the movies that inspired their latest release. In this edition: Christopher Landon talks about the movies that influenced Happy Death Day.)

In the new horror movie Happy Death Day, a young woman is murdered. And then she wakes up the morning of the day she was killed. And then she is murdered again. And then she wakes up. Will solving her murder and catching her killer end the time loop?

If that premise sounds like a few other movies…well, you’re right. And director Christopher Landon is happy to admit it. In fact, he sat down with us to talk about the movies that influenced Happy Death Day, which range from an obvious Bill Murray comedy to a few horror classics to John Hughes.

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