Recently Watched Horror in Horror Posted October 2 Happy Death Day (2017) Inventive and clever take on the slasher movie. This could easily have been another tired Scream knockoff. Instead, it’s funny and witty, and Jessica Rothe makes for a likeable heroine we can root for, even if her character isn’t very likeable. Rothe plays Tree, who keeps reliving the day she was murdered. Every attempt to change her fate backfires. The supernatural catalyst is a small, spooky toy that plays the Happy Birthday jingle. I loved the mask the killer wears. Happy Death Day also pokes fun at sorority life tyranny and campus politics. It’s topped off by a very satisfying ending.