Happy Death Day is a fun, if silly, blending of various genre tropes that is fueled by a strong lead performance from Rothe.

College student Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) wakes up on the morning of her birthday in the dorm room of Carter Davis (Israel Broussard) after an embarrassing night of partying. She then goes about her day, which includes attending house meetings with her sorority sisters and maintaining a secret relationship with Gregory (Charles Aitken), one of her professors. Tree’s day, which started with her hungover battling a killer headache, goes from bad to worse when she is murdered at night by an unknown perpetrator wearing a mask of the school’s mascot – a baby.

When Tree is stabbed by her assailant, ...

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