February 14th is a day for love, romance and a giant baby piercing people in their hearts. Cupid isn’t shooting arrows, but instead on Valentine’s Day, Blumhouse and Universal are releasing the sequel to the 2017 time loop-slasher film Happy Death Day. After premiering the trailer earlier this year during Halloween (2018) we are finally treated to its official worldwide release below.
Just like the time loop the characters live in, the sequel brings back the director Christopher B. Landon, and the main characters Theresa “Tree” Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) and Carter Davis (Israel Broussard). The first Happy Death Day was a critical success and made over 120 million dollars on a 4 million dollar budget. Personally, it was one of my favorite movies of 2017 because it was entertaining, funny and a fresh take on the slasher film genre.
The trailer for the sequel looks promising. The idea that Tree’s killer from the first one dies in a time loop and it’s affecting her friends, so they have to team up to stop her/him adds an interesting detail to the plot. If the first film’s genre blend is described as “Groundhogs Day meets Scream,” then this sequel is akin to Avengers: Infinity War meets Source Code on Friday the 13th. Hopefully it’ll overcome the usual problems that sequels run into, but I think with such a fresh idea. It’ll end up being a …..
excuse the pun Happy Death Day!
Happy Death Day 2U is in theaters February 14th, 2019.