Happy Death Day is out on BluRay/DVD, and with it comes a new, darker alternate ending for the film!
Happy Death Day was 2017’s surprise horror hit. An entertaining throwback to the whodunit premise of 90’s teen slashers, the film from Blumhouse Productions opened at the top of the box office its opening weekend and proved a huge hit for the studio. And for good reason! The film was great. It was entertaining, thrilling, and funny throughout. And while the “groundhog day” premise has been played out too many times to count , Happy Death Day managed to make an old setup seem fresh.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Tree Gelbman is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she’s experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter’s dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.
Happy Death Day succeeded not just because it was entertaining, thrilling, and funny. The film was also surprisingly sweet and heartfelt. It featured great character growth for Tree (Jessica Rothe) over the course of her seventeen death days. And the films ending is (spoiler alert!) a well deserved happy one.
But for horror fans who prefer a little darkness to round off their movies, the new alternate ending may be more your speed. Personally, I prefer the original ending. I love a good dark twist to cap off my horror. But I think the film’s original ending makes for a more satisfying and complete story, with far more pay off for the plot and characters. But check it out for yourself and let us know what you think! Sound off in the comments, on Twitter and Facebook and let us know which ending you prefer.
Of course, if you haven’t yet seen Happy Death Day, make sure to give it a watch first. Trust me, you’re in for a buttercream frosted treat with a side of thoroughly fun horror!