Happy Death Day: Blumhouse Productions in a Snapshot

Thomas Manning, GWU student, revisits the past with “HAppy Death Day” … Director Christopher Landon and screenwriter Scott Lobdell bring this dark comedy/suspenseful mystery to the table from Blumhouse Productions, the king studio of horror and suspense.

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With the upcoming release of “Happy Death Day 2U,” I thought I’d go back and take a look at the original from 2017.

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Director Christopher Landon and screenwriter Scott Lobdell bring this dark comedy/suspenseful mystery to the table from Blumhouse Productions, the king studio of horror and suspense. Using the classic Jason Blum formula, “Happy Death Day” worked with a budget of $4.8 million to eventually profit over $120 million. With a very small cast and limited use of visual effects, more focus is placed on production design and the telling of a compelling story.

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Speaking of plot, it should be noted that “Happy Death Day” of course borrows a lot from the Bill Murray classic, “Groundhog Day.” Main protagonist Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) finds herself living the same day over and over again, but that’s where the similarities with “Groundhog Day” end. Tree is repeatedly murdered by a masked…

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