It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we recommend some quality viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Happy Death Day.
Groundhog Day just keeps on giving and now it’s the slasher movie’s turn to get stuck on repeat. Happy Death Day has tremendous fun with the premise of a victim who relives the day of her murder over and over, and must stop the killer in order to escape the loop.
Sorority girl Tree (Jessica Rothe) wakes up in a boy’s college dorm after a wild night. It’s her birthday, and she’s not keen on the fact there’s a ‘surprise’ party planned. She never makes it, however, after running into a knife-wielding maniac in a sinister baby mask. At the moment of death she wakes up back in the dorm to the same annoying ringtone and thus continues the live-die-repeat scenario, with the manner of her murder changing each time…
Four reasons why Happy Death Day rocks:
1. Tree indulging in antisocial behaviour with impunity.
2. It’s a throwback to post-Scream slashers, albeit with added laughs.
3. “…she literally owned a pair of crocs!”
4. It’s just bloody good fun.
Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.