Happy Death Day


Blumhouse Productions / Digital Riot Media / Vesuvius Productions

Tamryn Rockett, Staff Writer

Birthdays are meant to be celebrated with the ones you love and time to celebrate your coming of age, not to have the same day repeated over and over again and killed each time in a different way. That took a drastic turn, didn’t it?  This thriller is about a girl in college who awakens on the day of her birthday planning to have the time of her life. She goes through the day as normal, until nighttime comes and she’s at her party.

So, she eases off into another room and finds herself faced with a white, creepy-faced masked killer who was set out to murder her, which he did. Now, usually when you die, you don’t wake back up, but this certain situation was different. The girl woke up in her college dorm, waking up to the same alarm, same pjs, and same girl telling her happy birthday. At first, she really didn’t think anything of it. She just assumed it was a nightmare and continued about her day until that same masked killer continued to kill her in different scenarios each and every time. Obviously, she had to figure out what was going on and she realized that in order to get out of this repetitive nightmare, she had to figure out who was torturing her and why. So, every time her day was repeated,  she would find clues as to who it might be and eventually turned the person on themselves in the ending.

This may be known as the “ #1 movie in America”, but honestly, how many other movies have been the “#1”. This wasn’t the best movie I have seen, nor an attention-getter for me. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best either. It wasn’t any different from the rest. Something I liked about it was the mystery behind the killer, because I am interested in the unknown. It fuels my inner mystery. I would give this movie a 7.5 out of 10 and recommend the movie to my fellow peers because it is for more like the teen audience rather than adults.