‘Happy Death Day’ Excites but Doesn’t Scare

Sam Lance, Sports Editor

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Imagine waking up on your birthday and doing your normal routine. The day goes by and at the end you are murdered. Now imagine living that same day over and over again.

“Happy Death Day” is a horror film that came out on Friday Oct. 13. The film is set at Bayside College, whose mascot is a baby. The main character, Tree Gelbman, is a typical college sorority girl with an attitude.

She relives the same day until she can defeat her killer. She learns a lot about how she treats certain important people in her life like her father and some of her friends.

The movie takes an interesting turn to horror films. “Happy Death Day” isn’t your typical terrifying creature haunting a family type of movie, but a slasher type film.

Even with the box offices struggling this year, “Happy Death Day” has netted $31.50 million, and was the highest grossing movie over the weekend. “Happy Death Day” even blew “Blade Runner 2049” out of the water in the box office, which was unexpected according to CBS.

Overall, the movie was not that daunting. There were only a couple jump scares, and unless you think the baby mask is frightening the film doesn’t have a big scare factor.

“The plot line wasn’t as good as I thought it was going to be,” junior Malik Robinson, who saw the film on Saturday, said. “Overall it was like a 6.5 out of 10, it wasn’t scary, and it was more of a thriller.”

If you are looking for something to keep you up at night, this probably isn’t the film for you. However, the plot is still very interesting and the movie is entertaining because you have to try to figure out who the killer is.

Yet, the movie seems to switch the focus a lot. At times it’s about the killer, then about her love for a character in the movie, Carter. Then it dives into her personal life and her inner struggles. It all seemed a bit jumbled, and the focus of horror was not well maintained.

Still, I enjoyed the film. It might have not been the frightening frenzy I was hoping for, but it was still worth a watch.

“(The movie) was a little cheesy but a really good plot,” junior Joey Lu said. “The girl was hot, and the guy was pretty hot too.”

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