In HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017), Theresa, a beautiful college student who is cruel to her classmates, is brutally murdered on her birthday by a hooded figure wearing a campus mascot mask. She instantly wakes up and starts the day over, only to be murdered again and again. The only way to stop it is to figure out who the murderer is and stop them, and hopefully in the process learn how to be a person worth surviving.
It’s GROUNDHOG DAY meets SCREAM, as fun as the first and as lightly scary as the second. I didn’t expect anything earthshaking going into it. By the end, I enjoyed it quite a bit as a basic fun movie that’s competently written, directed, and acted.