Happy Death Day
Tree Gelbman must solve her own murder, as she is forced to live through the day of her death repeatedly.
It’s teenager Tree Gelbman’s (Jessica Rothe) birthday, and she’s having a party. She should be having the best day of the year, celebrating with her family and friends.
In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
When the party is coming to a close, she is approached by a person wearing a smiling mask. But this is no fancy dress costume and this is no average partygoer. They ensure that this is the last birthday Tree Gelbman will ever experience.
Upon dying, she awakes on the morning of her birthday once again, as if the events of the previous night never occurred.
Stuck in a seemingly infinite time-loop of dying at her own party and being reset, she decides to turn this purgatory-like existence into an advantage. Noting down everything she can about the killer every time, Tree intends to figure out the true identity of her killer.
Tree Gelbman is portrayed by Jessica Rothe, who appeared in several films during 2016, most notably playing Alexis in La La Land. Starring opposite Rothe is Israel Broussard (Good Kids) and Ruby Modine (Super Sex).
Happy Death Day is directed by Christopher B. Landon, who is no stranger to the horror genre, having been a writer for almost all of the Paranormal Activity movies, even directing 2014’s Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.