WHO’S IN IT?
Jessica Rothe (La La Land), Israel Broussard (The Bling Ring), Ruby Modine (Memoria), Rachel Matthews (film debut), Charles Aitken (The Girl on the Train), Rob Mello (Crazy Lake)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Christopher Landon (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), director; Scott Lobdell (Jonni Nitro), writer; Jason Blum (Insidious), producer; Bear McCreary (10 Cloverfield Lane), composer; Toby Oliver (Get Out), cinematographer; Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity 2), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
College student Tree Gelbman (Rothe) tries to enjoy her birthday, only to be brutally murdered at the hands of a masked killer. However, she wakes up and finds she is reliving the same day over and over again, which she uses to improve her originally rubbish day, and also to avoid and unmask her future killer…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A slasher film with a Groundhog Day-style twist, Happy Death Day is an inventive new approach to the serial killer format, playing around with time and the expectations one has when they’re a victim.