HAPPY DEATH DAY (15)

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - FILM REVIEWS -

★★★★★

HAPPY Death Day is a wag­gish and sprightly slasher, which splices up­roar­i­ous com­edy Ground­hog Day with teen hor­ror Scream.

Gore fre­quently trumps gig­gles in Christo­pher Lan­don’s pic­ture but the tan­ta­lis­ing dra­matic con­ceit of a dis­traught hero­ine, Tree Gelb­man (Jes­sica Rothe, left) stuck in a tragic groove pro­vides screen­writer Scott Lob­dell with a rich seam of black hu­mour and fe­male em­pow­er­ment. ■ Avail­able from Fe­bru­ary 12 on down­load and stream­ing ser­vices, avail­able from Fe­bru­ary 19 on DVD £19.99/Blu-ray £24.99.

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