Happy Death Day was released last year and got a lot of positive attention for being a Groundhog Day-esque comedy horror. Although a sequel had been confirmed, most information about it has been kept quiet – until now. We now know that the name of the movie will be Happy Death Day 2U and now, it has been confirmed that the release date is on February 14 of next year. That’s right, the horror sequel will officially hit theaters on Valentine’s Day of next year.
Happy Death Day 2U:
Valentine’s Day goes horror!
— Fandango (@Fandango) September 25, 2018
About the sequel, Jessica Rothe who plays the female lead spoke with Collider and said:
“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.”
Rothe will be reprising her role as Tree Gelbman alongside Israel Broussard as Carter Davis, Ruby Modine as Lori Spengler, Suraj Sharma as a science enthusiast and geek and Sarah Yarkin as Dre Morgan, a science geek and tomboy.
Happy Death Day 2U hits theaters on February 14th, 2019.
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