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Honest Trailers - Happy Death Day is the 282nd episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr and Lon Harris. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the 2017 American slasher film Happy Death Day. The video is 4 minutes 25 seconds long. It was published on February 5, 2019, to coincide with the theatrical release of the sequel Happy Death Day 2U. It has been viewed around 1 million times.

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"I feel like I've done this part before." ~ Honest Trailers - Happy Death Day

Script Edit

From the studio [Blumhouse] that's a Conjuring away from making all the horror movies, comes a film that at first glance looks like a slasher version of Groundhog Day. But then, in a surprise twist... is! [Carter: "You know what your little scenario reminds me of?" Tree: "What's that?" Carter: "Groundhog Day."]

Happy Death Day

Tree Gelbman is having the Worst. Birthday. Ever. The kind that starts with waking up next to this goober [Carter: "Oh hey."] and ends with being murdered by a psycho in a baby mask. That she'll have to relive over and over again until she discovers who the killer is. And stops being such an a-hole [Danielle: "How cute is it on me?" Tree: "Whatever." Tree: "Why don't you go try this with one of the heifers at Delta Gamma?" Tree: "The Uber driver that I spit on last week."] and makes peace with her estranged father. Phew! Big day!

Tree Gelbman is having the Worst. Birthday. Ever. The kind that starts with waking up next to this goober [Carter: "Oh hey."] and ends with being murdered by a psycho in a baby mask. That she'll have to relive over and over again until... Huh? I feel like I've done this part before. Then we play some clips of her being mean [Danielle: "How cute is it on me?" Tree: "Whatever." Tree: "One of the heifers at Delta Gamma?" Tree: "Uber driver that I spit on last week."] Oh crap! I've Groundhog Day-ed myself. Eh, eh, Edge of Tomorrow-ed myself. I mean, Happy Death Day-ed myself. What did I say last time? Phew! Big Day! No! No-no-no!

Tree Gelbman is having the Worst. Birthday. Ever. Goober underclassmen [Carter: "Oh hey."]. Let's do the baby mask. Same scenes over and over. [Tree: "Whatever." Tree: "Heifers at Delta Gamma?" Tree: "Uber driver that I spit on."] Okay, focus! You can figure this out. Maybe talking about the characters will help. And she'll break out with some help from Carter who clears the world's lowest bar to become her dream guy [Carter: "I didn't take advantage of you last night, okay?"] Together they'll help Tree becomes slightly less awful than her sorority sister [Danielle: (mocking Deaf people) "What time are you going to the party?"]. Learn to let loose [Tree walks through campus naked. At a diner, Tree farts in front of Carter] and solve the mystery of who's trying to kill her [Tree: (to Baby Face) "Who are you?"]. Or I guess just survive into the next day? Did I get it right? Okay, please work! Please work! Please work!

Tree Gelbman is having the worst... UGHH!!! She wakes up next to the heroic non-rapist Carter [Carter: "Oh hey."] and has to unmask this Baby Face or get another PG-13-friendly death. And she better do it quick. Because while this villain may look like a baby, he moves like... a really fast baby? Damn! A slasher with cardio?. Blumhouse is really is revolutionizing horror. Boom! Nailed it!

Tree Gelbman... Son of a b****! Okay, let's be rational about this. She had to become less of an a-hole to escape, so maybe I have to be less mean, too? Well fine! I'll say it! I liked this film, all right!? Look the setup isn't original, but overall it's fun and Jessica Rothe is great, okay?! So if you like entertaining slasher films that don't take themselves too seriously, with enough twists to keep you guessing, maybe check out Happy Death Day. There! Is that enough for you?! I'll even point out how the dorm room is the right size. When's the last time you saw an appropriately sized dorm room in a movie, huh? Are we good? Are we good, man?

Starring: (Yes! We made it! Whoo-hoo-hoo!) [Jessica Rothe as Tree Gelbman] Make Like a Tree And Beef; [Israel Broussard as Carter Davis] Nice Guys Finish Past; [Rachel Matthews as Danielle Bouseman] Regina George; [The masked killer pins Tree to the bed. Tree: "Help me!" A drunk dude walks into the room, raises a cup as if in toast, and leaves, apparently oblivious to the threat] Brett Kavanaugh; [Tree squishes a cupcake onto Lori's face during a fight] Cupcake Wars; and [Baby Face] Tommy Pickles.

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Honest title for Happy Death Day - Loop Her. Titles designed by Robert Holtby.

Loop Her

Nick: "Welcome to the Pleasure Dome." [Nick dances]

Whoo! Can this guy have a dance-off with Armie Hammer [Call Me By Your Name] and Oscar Isaac [Ex Machina]?

Trivia Edit

Honest Trailers Commentary - Happy Death Day

Honest Trailers Commentary - Happy Death Day

Watch the full Honest Trailer Commentary on YouTube

Reception Edit

Honest Trailers - Happy Death Day has a 95.3% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Dread Central wrote the Honest Trailer was "brilliant." Dread Central also found the Honest Trailer's positive tone notable, writing, "the video is as snarky as they usually are, but this is as close to a rave review that I’ve seen!"

Epicstream highlighted the Honest Trailer's "Groundhog Dayesque concept, repeating itself in a time loop to show us what this movie does best." With a slightly differently different take, ScreenRant wrote "Screen Junkies went the fairly predictable route of mimicking the film by trapping its famous narrator in a time loop of their own." Nonetheless, Screen Rant wrote Screen Junkies "managed to produce one of the funniest Honest Trailers ever in the process." Slash Film also highlighted Screen Junkies use of a time loop and praised the Honest Trailer for its "ever so astute observation that movies that take place in college almost never have a dorm room that is reminiscent of the real college experience."

 Production credits Edit

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Video thumbnail for Honest Trailers - Happy Death Day.

Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey

Title Design: Robert Holtby

Written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr, Lon Harris

Produced by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr & Max Dionne

Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker

Assistant Editor: Emin Bassavand

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