Tip: Don’t eat that cupcake!
“Happy Death Day” is getting a horror-comedy sequel called “Happy Death Day 2U.” The Blumhouse film arrives in theaters like a bouquet of thorny roses on February 14, 2019.
Blumhouse debuted the first trailer before its new horror hit “Halloween.” So if you were one of the many to watch “Halloween” in its first weekend, you probably got a taste of the “Happy Death Day” sequel.
The “Happy Death Day 2U” trailer has yet to be released online. As Bloody Disgusting noted, Blumhouse did the same thing with “Unfriended: Dark Web” earlier this year — debuting the trailer in theaters and then waiting a few weeks before the trailer showed up online.
But! At least we get this tasty poster, with a nice callback to the first film in that cupcake:
Christopher Landon directed the first film, and he also returned to write and direct the sequel, which brings back Jessica Rothe as the perpetually ill-fated Tree Gelbman.
In January, Rothe praised Landon’s sequel idea to Collider:
“Chris has done this incredible thing where the sequel, the way he described it to me, elevates the movie from being a horror movie – and I wouldn’t even say it’s just a horror movie because it’s a horror, comedy, rom-com drama – into a ‘Back to the Future’ type of genre film where the sequel joins us right from where we left off, it explains a lot of things in the first one that didn’t get explained, and it elevates everything. I was really pleased to know that we weren’t just gonna be pushing all the buttons that people loved the first time, over and over again, ’cause I think that gets old.”
Blumhouse chief Jason Blum raved about the sequel to Entertainment Weekly:
“I’m extremely proud of the second movie. It’s better than the first movie, it takes it further. Chris Landon got the tone right, and you’re going to love it.”
“Happy Death Day 2U” arrives in theaters on February 14, 2019.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.
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