Blumhouse and Christopher Landon’s sleeper hit took cues from movies like Groundhog Day and Scream and turned out to be a pretty entertaining package – even if the final product was a bit too familiar for some. Still, Happy Death Day did fantastic business at the box office, earning over $100 million on a production budget of just $4.8 million. Of course, a sequel was quickly ordered up in the form of Happy Death Day 2U, arriving on February 14th, 2019, and a new trailer for the film has just hit the web.
As with the first preview which arrived the other month, this one paints a promising picture of what’s to come and has us hopeful that the sequel will be able to capture the same magic that made the original such a pleasant surprise. Teasing some scares, a higher body count and lots of bloody kills, it appears that we’re in for a good time this Valentine’s Day and for additional information, you can consult the plot summary below:
Jessica Rothe leads the returning cast of HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U, the follow-up to Blumhouse’s (Split, Get Out, The Purge series) surprise 2017 smash hit of riveting, repeating twists and comic turns. This time, our hero Tree Gelbman (Rothe) discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
As the summary mentions, Jessica Rothe will reprise as Tree and joining her will be Israel Broussard as Carter Davis, Tree’s boyfriend from the first movie. Elsewhere, Ruby Modine reprises her role as Lori Spengler with Suraj Sharma and Sarah Yarkin also starring.
While Happy Death Day was far from a perfect horror flick, it was an inventive and often clever little slasher that left most viewers with a smile on their face. The sequel’s got some good buzz surrounding it as well, so with any luck, Blumhouse will find success once again and deliver a worthy second outing for the franchise in Happy Death Day 2U.