‘Happy Death Day 2U’ review: A risky genre-bending exercise

Happy Death Day 2U as a go-for-broke sequel has a bunch of hit or miss ideas under its belt. The following review contains major spoilers from Happy Death Day and minor spoilers from Happy Death Day 2U. One of Blumhouse’s low-budget breakout films in 2017, Happy Death Day, is a high-concept, black-comedy slasher flick thatContinue reading “‘Happy Death Day 2U’ review: A risky genre-bending exercise”

Sidekick becomes main protagonist in ‘Happy Death Day’ sequel

As director-writer Christopher Landon developed the characters in Universal Pictures’ new suspense thriller Happy Death Day 2U — the sequel to the 2017 acclaimed box-office hitHappy Death Day — it was important to give unexpected arcs to supporting players.( A great example is with Ryan (Pitch Perfect’s Phi Vu), Carter’s (Israel Broussard) annoying roommate: “Last time, Ryan wasContinue reading “Sidekick becomes main protagonist in ‘Happy Death Day’ sequel”

WATCH: Trailer for ‘Happy Death Day’ sequel promises more twists, scares

This Valentine’s Day, death makes a killer comeback.  Watch the first official trailer of Universal Pictures’ upcoming suspense thriller Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to the 2017 acclaimed box-office hit Happy Death Day.  Original director and screenwriter Christopher Landon and star Jessica Rothe are back for more scares. Check out the teaser poster and trailer belowContinue reading “WATCH: Trailer for ‘Happy Death Day’ sequel promises more twists, scares”

From the studio that brought ‘Paranormal Activity’ comes ‘Happy Death Day’

After collaborating on the Paranormal Activity series, director Christopher Landon again teams up with Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions for Universal Pictures’ new suspense-thriller Happy Death Day. Known for partnering with imaginative filmmakers, Blum has shepherded two of the biggest success stories of 2017. His latest projects include the blockbuster Split, from writer/director/producer M.Continue reading “From the studio that brought ‘Paranormal Activity’ comes ‘Happy Death Day’”

‘Happy Death Day’ tops weekend opening in US box office at $26.5-M

It’s celebration time for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day as the new suspense-thriller opened at No.1 in North America this weekend October 6-8, with $26.5 million from 3,149 locations. Check out Happy Death Day in Philippine cinemas October 18, 2017. A horror spin on Groundhog Day, Happy Death Day centers on Tree GelbmanContinue reading “‘Happy Death Day’ tops weekend opening in US box office at $26.5-M”

College girl dies every day in slasher film ‘Happy Death Day’

She made waves despite a brief but memorable supporting role opposite Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the Oscar-winning La La Land. Now, star-on-the-rise Jessica Rothe lands the lead role in Universal Pictures’ new suspense-thriller Happy Death Day (in Philippine cinemas Oct. 18). In the film, Rothe plays a college student named Tree Gelbman whoContinue reading “College girl dies every day in slasher film ‘Happy Death Day’”

Wake, die, repeat in slasher film ‘Happy Death Day’

What will you do if you can repeat a day in your life over and over again just to find out who killed you? Multiple films across various genres have elegantly pulled off the time loop element—from Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow to Richard Curtis’ About Time. Now, time-bending gets tackled anew with surprising resultsContinue reading “Wake, die, repeat in slasher film ‘Happy Death Day’”

‘Happy Death Day’ teaser poster makes deadly cut

The first poster for the new suspense thriller Happy Death Day has just been unveiled by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse. The film is co-written and directed by Christopher Landon (Scouts’ Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse). Check out the film’s teaser one-sheet art below and watch Happy Death Day in Philippine cinemas on Oct. 11, 2017.Continue reading “‘Happy Death Day’ teaser poster makes deadly cut”

WATCH: ‘Happy Death Day’ trailer reveals ‘Groundhog Day’-like slasher film

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse have released the first trailer for the new horror film Happy Death Day. Co-written and directed by Christopher Landon (Scouts’ Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse). Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in Happy Death Day, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land)Continue reading “WATCH: ‘Happy Death Day’ trailer reveals ‘Groundhog Day’-like slasher film”