A scene from Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day review: Nothing more than a tasty Halloween treat

A scene from Happy Death DayPH

Happy Death Day borrowed many typical traits from more famous Halloween horror films

I knew exactly how she felt.

I suffer from that feeling every October whilst watching the new slate of Halloween horror films.

This campy teen horror had plenty of stuff I’d seen before – a killer in a scary costume, a dark underpass and a spooky wind-up toy.

But for once déja vu was part of the plan.

Happy Death Day is Scream-meets-Groundhog Day, and if those exact words didn’t feature in screenwriter Scott Lobdell’s pitch I’ll happily eat my own hockey-mask.

Tree wakes up on her birthday with a raging hangover, goes about her daily business and ends up being murdered by a masked maniac.

Then she wakes up to live and die the same day over and over again.

For a reason only half explained by the script, the only way she can break the loop is to solve her own murder.

As there are no stars and very little gore in this low-budget romp, more bloodthirsty horror fans will probably turn to gory Saw sequel Jigsaw.

As that film is not screening for critics (a sure-fire sign of a genuine shocker), I suspect this breezy affair will provide a far tastier Halloween treat.

Posted on; Express.co.uk>>

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