Genre Guesstimation – Happy Death Day (2017) – Encore Review


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by Aaron Neuwirth of the Code is Zeek and we will be reviewing our favorite Horror-Comedy Films.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Feb by sending them to scaryfunnyaaron@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Aaron!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Horror-Comedy Films……

“Oh hey. You’re up!” – Carter Davis

Number of Times Seen – Twice (7 Sep 2020 and 2 Feb 2021)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A college student must relive the same day over and over as she tries to find out who is trying to kill her.

My Take on it – Such a fun film that works even better on a second watch.

The characters are so much fun to watch as they are developed more and more in front of our eyes.

Despite the fact that the film finds a way to tell a similar story over and over, things never feel repetitious due to the way that things play out in such a fun manner.

Similar to Groundhog Day (1993), this film is able to tell such a great tale in short spurts as we slowly learn more and more information through each incarnation along the way.

The cast is quite fun to watch and Jessica Rothe is an amazing choice for the lead because we can see how her character evolves over the course of the story.

The story has some great twists and turns along the way which raises the suspense level as things move along in some very unexpected directions.

The way that this character tries to uncover the mystery along the way is done so well and helps keep things more intriguing especially given the way that the story treats everything in a very “light” manner.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When asked why a baby mask: Christopher Landon says he needed a combination of something that would pass for a mascot on a college campus, that was both scary and funny at the same time, plus he was expecting a son at that time, so he had “baby on the brain.” (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Comes awfully close. Great cast and premise helps keep things so much fun to watch unfold

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (no change from original review)

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