Understandably described as Ground Hog Day for horror fans, HAPPY DEATH DAY uses all the same techniques. In this case, a self-centered sorority girl, Tree, already has a difficult life co-oping her friends' boyfriends and sleeping with the professor. But, today, every day, is her birthday, and someone is going to kill her. Over, and over again. Obviously, the premise is to find out who's the person behind the very creepy mascot mask and stop them from killing her again. Of course, she'll need to grow (see what I did there, Tree... grow?) and change as a person in order to find out who it is and foil the serial killer once and for all. She also needs to do it soon since all these deaths are having a real toll on her. After the ultimate sacrifice, finding true love, and coming to terms with her issues, will she ever be able to move on from this day? HAPPY DEATH DAY is your cure for collegiate love story tropes mixed with plenty of dark humor and horror stereotypes. Clever and enjoyable.
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