Where Happy Death Day put the slasher film into a Groundhog Day time loop, the sequel takes its cues from Back to the Future II, delivering an inspired meta-remix of the original.
There are some major alterations to the timeline, however – we’re talking parallel realities here. But two things remain constant: Tree (Jessica Rothe, having an absolute blast) must continually die to provide a solution, and the killer is still on the loose. But who is it behind the mask this time? Ramping up the playful tone of the original and bringing a few surprises to the party, this is a smart and inventive sequel – a manic horror-comedy (with the emphasis on comedy and not a lot of horror) that’s tremendous fun and hard not to like. Revisiting the first film beforehand is highly recommended for maximum enjoyment.
Release Date: May 29, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu
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