I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen the movie. Very few trailers master this but there are many that try and get very close. Every day I will highlight a new trailer which manages to successfully get me excited for a movie. Today is a twisted take on Groundhog Day…
It doesn’t particularly look very original or very special but something about Happy Death Day has me interested. The idea of reliving the same day over and over has been done many times before and the addition of dying brutally isn’t even original as Supernatural did the same in one of their episodes.
This movie is brought to you by horror powerhouses Blumhouse though and although their films can be hit-and-miss, it is enough to get you to take notice. There looks to be some pretty cool moments in the movie and the “killer” is creepy enough to get me interested. Could be worth a look.
Overall, Happy Death Day seems to be a generic slasher film but with added Groundhog Day which could well be enough to make it stand-out, even if it still fails to be completely original.