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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tree Gelbman
... Carter Davis
... Lori Spengler
... Gregory Butler
... Stephanie Butler
Jason Bayle ... David Gelbman
Rob Mello ... Joseph Tombs
... Danielle Bouseman
... Keith Lumbly
... Frat Brother
... Ryan Phan
... Student Protester
... Nick Sims
... Becky Shepard
... Police Officer
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Storyline

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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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$55,683,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,300,000, 26 October 2017
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Trivia

The original mascot and mask designed by Tony Gardner for the killer was a pig, a motif already done in the Saw movies. See more »

Goofs

When the police car is side swiped the black charger shows no damage to driver side at all. It should have have scrapes or broken mirror. And as the fire starts in crown victoria the gas is bubbling up around fuel door gas wont bubble up and there would be gas cap in way if it could. The gas would have to have come from behind body panel but damage was not enough for that. See more »

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[repeated line]
Carter Davis: Oh hey. You're up!
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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 Sixteen Candles (1984) See more »

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Written by Landon Jacobs, Jason Suwito & Hayden Coplen
Performed by Sir Sly
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Fun horror/comedy. Perfect for Halloween
13 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

When I saw the trailer for this movie I admit I rolled my eyes and groaned that they were trotting out the circular time gimmick again. It was of course classic in Groundhog Day, but never seemed to click since then. I was dubious, but after seeing it with my own eyes, I can say I had a great time. I'm not sure if Blum House intended it to be funny, but it had a lot of humor in it, enough I would say to qualify it as a dark comedy. The cast was superb and while it didn't offer anything groundbreaking in terms of murders/deaths, I didn't mind because the story was so well connected and it really had me guessing right up until the end. Another litmus test for the quality of this movie is that the audience was rather quiet during the presentation. I've been to enough of these films to know that when you get a young audience seated in the dark and the film is a snooze, they'll start to talk and whisper and just annoy the Hell out of you. This movie managed to hold the attention of the entire audience and in this day and age I must say, that is an achievement in and of itself. I wasn't prepared to enjoy Happy Death Day as much as I did, but even I can admit when I was wrong. It worked from start to finish. I wasn't aware that Scott Lobdell wrote the script, but when I saw his name in the credits, I realized another reason I enjoyed it. I am familiar with his writing in the comic book industry and he is one of the more notable scribes. It's good to see the skills transfer.


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