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Happy Birthdead (2017)

Happy Death Day (original title)
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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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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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15 November 2017 (France)  »

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Happy Birthdead  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,039,025, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,678,180, 12 December 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,300,000, 26 October 2017
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name "Danielle Bouseman" might be a reference to Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed three of the Saw films. See more »

Goofs

Corkys Restaurant, a chain endemic to California, appears in Louisiana. See more »

Quotes

Lori Spengler: How do you know this?
Tree Gelbman: Because you already killed me once
Lori Spengler: Well I guess I'll just have to kill you all over again
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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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Features Teen Mom 2 (2011) See more »

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Bad Luck
Written by Huynh Hien Nang
Performed by Lip B
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Smart horror with depth and levels
16 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm starting to see a trend develop in modern horror movies (the good ones at least) and I really like it. Film makers are beginning to realise that for horror to work there has to be some different levels to the film. 90 minutes of watching people get killed isn't going to be able to cut it anymore. You have to be able to make the audience laugh, think and even move them emotionally. If you can do that then your film will be a success. Earlier this year 'Get Out' pulled it off and now 'Happy Death Day' has nailed it too.

When the opening logos featured a joke (literally in the first few seconds of the film) I thought I may have misread the tone of the film in the trailers. Turns out I had, but in a good way. It wasn't an indication that the film was to be a laugh-fest, simply that it had that layer to it. And the thing about the layers that the film possesses it that every one of them works. Whatever it tries to pull off it manages.

The twists and turns and how crafty it is about concealing them truly blew me away. At least three times I thought to myself such and such element would be better if they'd done so and so, only to later find out they did indeed have that up their sleeve the whole time. The film is incredibly smart.

I can't say enough good things about this film. The trailers won't give a fair indication to people of what this film is truly capable of, and so sadly I fear many who would love it will not get around to seeing it. If you get the chance though please do see it. It's a fantastic film and you won't be disappointed.


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