Sometimes, when we sit around and wonder to ourselves about movies, a question that comes up is “Why hasn’t someone made a good horror movie using the repeating day framing device from Groundhog Day?” Well, luckily for us, the writers and director of Happy Death Day had the same question and were actually able to get off their asses and make it. We don’t know if it will be great, but we are definitely excited to see what’s in store!

If you haven’t seen it, watch the TrailerTown for Happy Death Day below and then read our Top 5 thoughts about it below:

Top 5 Things About the Happy Death Day Trailer

  1. It’s Groundhog Day with 100% more murder – The Bill Murray and Harold Ramis masterpiece had a lot of death, but most of it was self-inflicted. What that movie really needed was a shit ton more murder, and it looks like Happy Death Day is going to deliver on that hole in the universe.
  2. Kill Phil – Just like Groundhog Day, this movie looks to follow someone through the same activities with just slight adjustments while a college female tries to solve her own murder. It’s basically the same thing over and over again, with different deaths, and we’re excited!
  3. Groundhung Day – At one point in this TrailerTown, the main character seems to fall three stories only to be caught by a rope around her neck (1:34), keeping the tradition of the repeating days going and giving us another brutal murder.
  4. Dead Ryerson – Have you guys picked up yet that this is Groundhog Day with murder? Critics will call it derivative, we just call it something we wanted but didn’t know we needed.
  5. Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster? – We’re betting by the end she’ll find out who her killer is (if it isn’t her own damn self), but we expect to have a pulpy fun ride along the way. Who doesn’t want Groundhog Day with 100% more murder? No one. That’s who.

Who knows if Happy Death Day will be any good, but we know we’ll be seeing it. Hopefully the day we see it isn’t the day we have to keep repeating in perpetuity forever though. What do you think? Will you be seeing this when it comes out? Did you pick up on the subtle Groundhog Day references?

P.S. We love Groundhog Day, if you couldn’t tell.