Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

REVIEW – Happy Death Day

October 28, 2017 Leave a comment
Directed by: Christopher B. Landon
Produced by: Jason Blum
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Edited by: Gregory Plotkin
Cinematography by: Toby Oliver
Music by: Bear McCreary
Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Rob Mello, Phi Vu
Year: 2017


I originally planned on reviewing far headier stuff this year for Halloween Movie Month, but due to some personal/family circumstances and a general lack of motivation that’s partly resulted from that, I’m choosing instead to focus what little time I have left before the actual day of Halloween with movies that are a bit more lighthearted and easy to digest. At least for now. Considering the fact that the holiday also happens to be my birthday, however, I figured what better time than now to review the recently released and appropriately titled Happy Death Day?



Is the concept of repeating a certain day over and over, Groundhog Day-style, an overused plot contrivance already? I’m sure there are plenty of examples of TV episodes doing it, or at least doing something similar to it, but I’d be hard pressed to find more than a handful of movies that used the time loop device as their primary driving force. There’s Edge of Tomorrow, of course, and then there’s Run Lola Run, Source Code (sorta…), ARQ, and earlier this year we received 2017’s first film about a young woman repeating a traumatic day in her life with the decidedly more serious Before I Fall. While Wikipedia points me towards a few examples of the time loop being used in a few other films, however, I’m pretty certain that this concept being used in such a particular way, complete with characters fixing mistakes and wrongs, is still mostly known from Groundhog Day, a fact that horror comedy offspring Happy Death Day openly acknowledges, thanks largely to the obligatory meta-commentary all horror comedies are apparently required to integrate into their structure these days. Read more…


Update: Busy, busy week…

October 30, 2011 Leave a comment

To everyone who may be wondering –

I know you’ve all been panicking because of my 2 day absence from blogging, but it’s been an incredibly busy week and, well, I really needed to relax this weekend. Tomorrow’s Halloween, and, in my eyes, it’s still horror week. I will attempt to get most of the reviews I intended to do posted throughout the following week, but due to the fact that tomorrow’s my birthday (yep, Halloween) and I’ve got family in town, those will be coming a bit later than intended.

I know you’ve all been freaking out over this (right?) but I just thought I’d mention it.

In the meantime, why not think of any non-horror films you’d like me to review, post them in the comments, and I’ll check them out?

Thanks again, everyone, and hope you have a …

%d bloggers like this: