3. Happy Death Day (2017)
The genius premise:
A young college slacker finds herself trapped in a time loop. The twist? Every day she’s murdered by an unknown assailant. Finding her killer and surviving the loop seems impossible, but her many deaths also give her another chance to appreciate her life.
Did it fulfil its potential?
Yes, and then some. Happy Death Day breathes some much-needed life into the increasingly tired time-loop subgenre, adding a horror-comedy twist to proceedings in a way that’s both engaging and fun. There’s very little not to enjoy about a film that’s both light and deeply interesting, and Happy Death Day manages to do everything it should and more.