HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U new trailer 2 – Groundhog Day-esque horror goes hi-tech for a sequel

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U new trailer 2 – Groundhog Day-esque horror goes hi-tech for a sequel

It seems Blumhouse is on a roll with their horror releases, and not showing any signs of slowing down. One of their best entries to date was 2017’s HAPPY DEATH DAY, a sort of GROUNDHOG DAY-like story in which a college girl named Tree wakes up after a drunken one night stand, and finds herself the victim of a school slasher in a baby mask… there’s just one problem, in that every time she dies she then wakes up and starts the day over. So she must break the cycle by beating the killer, and there’s a time factor as she gets weaker as the days restart. One of the things that made the movie so much fun was an incredibly endearing performance from the lead actress Jessica Rothe, who has all the makings of a major star if she keeps doing what she’s doing. Now she’s back for a sequel in HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U, which brings back many of the original cast from the first film, along with director Christopher Landon, who promised the second film would explore what is actually causing the time loop. You got a glimpse of the possible reason in the first trailer, which we posted a month ago, as it shows what looks like a science experiment gone wrong. That trailer started off making it look like the killer had shifted focus to Tree’s boyfriend’s roommate Ryan Phan (Phi Vu), though we soon saw it eventually goes back to her, throwing her into the rather unpleasant cycle once more. This is definitely a film you’ll not want to watch until you’ve seen the first one. The supporting cast includes Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Suraj Sharma, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Steve Zissis, Laura Clifton, and Sarah Yarkin. Oddly not back is comic book writer Scott Lobdell, who penned the first film and came up with the whole concept for it… not sure what that’s about, though I won’t assume anything, as for all I know he may have not wanted to return. Check out the new trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

And here’s the trailer we posted exactly a month ago, a little longer and (in our opinion) better edited:

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U opens February 14, 2019

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.