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In this week’s horror doubleheader, we talk “Happy Death Day” and “Happy Death Day 2U” with special guest DeVaughn Taylor.

In this first episode about horror movie two-parters, DeVaughn Taylor from the Specter Cinema Club podcast joins me to discuss the stuck-in-a-loop final girl, Tree (Jessica Rothe), in the Happy Death Day movies.

Happy Death Day is a 2017 American black comedy slasher directed by Christopher Landon and written by Scott Lobdell. The film was produced by Jason Blum through his Blumhouse Productions banner. It follows a college student who is murdered on the night of her birthday and begins reliving the day repeatedly. In order to stop the vicious time loop, she must figure out who the killer is and try to stop her death.

The film was released on October 13, 2017, by Universal Pictures. A box office hit, it grossed $125 million worldwide on a $4.8 million budget, with critics deeming the film entertaining and praising Rothe’s performance.

The sequel, Happy Death Day 2U, was released on February 13, 2019. It was written and directed by Landon and featured Rothe returning to the role of Tree, now trapped in the same time loop of a different iteration of her world. It didn’t dominate as much as its predecessor at the box office, but the sequel was still quite profitable, grossing $64 million worldwide against a $9 million budget.

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Creepy and Geeky is a podcast about horror and comic book movies, and so much more. Creepy double-feature episodes come out every Monday, and Geeky comic book episodes release every Friday. Your host, Robert, is a geek through and through, absorbing all manner of pop culture, but specifically addicted to comic books, movies, and horror.

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