Watch the First ‘Happy Death Day’ Trailer, a Horror Twist on ‘Groundhog Day’

Happy Death Day

Groundhog Day popularized the idea of a character (Bill Murray) forced to relive the same day over and over again. The movie was very funny, but also sweet, poignant and romantic.

Ever since then, filmmakers have been drawn irresistibly to the tantalizing premise, adding their own distinctive spins, as in the terrific Run Lola Run, Timecrimes, Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow and this year’s Before I Fall. The horror genre has been well-represented as well, with titles like Camp Slaughter, Triangle and Haunter.

Now a new approach to the premise is on its way. Happy Death Day starts with a young woman waking up in a college dorm room with no memory of how she got there. Soon enough, however, she discovers that her life is in danger if she can’t solve a horrible mystery

Watch it below.

Directed by:

Christopher Landon. The son of actor Michael Landon, he first made his mark as a writer (Blood and Chocolate, Disturbia, Paranormal Activity 2 and Paranormal Activity 3) before making his directorial debut with Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. He then wrote and directed the horror-comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

Written by:

Scott Lobdell and Landon. Comic book writer Lobdell began his career in the 1990s and earned a reputation for his X-Men related work. He wrote Paranormal Activity: The Search for Katie, an online comic book based on the first movie in the series.

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Jessica Rothe (La La Land; Trust Fund, above), Israel Broussard (AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead) and Ruby Modine (Showtime’s Shameless).

Official Synopsis:

A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

Fun Fact:

Originally titled Half to Death, the project was first tipped for production back in 2007 with Megan Fox set to star.

Release Date:

Friday, October 13.