This has been a truly extraordinary year for horror films. While everyone and their grandma expected IT and Annabelle: Creation to crush at the box office, it was the contributions of the smaller films that made this into an all-time great year for the genre. Get Out was a huge hit (and is currently enjoying some much deserved awards buzz), but it was another offering from Jason Blum that surprised us all. Now, after enjoying a successful theater run, Blumhouse Production’s Happy Death Day will be scaring its way onto your home screens this January.
The film will have a Digital HD release on January 2nd and a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack release on January 16th. The physical copies of the film will come with some very interesting special features, including an alternate ending not seen in theaters! The other features you can enjoy will be:
- Deleted Scenes
- Worst Birthday Ever – Filmmakers and cast discuss the challenges of executing the time-loop concept at the center of the film, including how to make each day feel different despite the fact it’s being repeated.
- Behind the Mask: The Suspects – At the heart of any great murder mystery is a list of possible suspects. In this featurette, we explore all the possible identities of Tree’s killer.
- The Many Deaths of Tree – Director Christopher Landon, star Lena Rothe, and producer Jason Blum recap the various ways in which Tree is killed, but also explain why we never actually see her die.
Starring Jessica Rothe (La La Land), Israel Broussard (Fear the Walking Dead) and Ruby Modine (Shameless), Happy Death Day follows the story of Tree Gelbman, who 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 has enjoyed a large box-office haul, bringing in over $88 Million so far worldwide, and it has also been well received by critics. It is currently sitting at a 70% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with some critics even saying that the film is a welcome callback to the slasher classics of the 90’s like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. That’s high praise, so check the movie out in January and let us know what you think!