What Scary Movie Came Out on Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is usually associated with love and romance, but did you know that a scary movie was released on this day? That’s right, horror enthusiasts got a special treat on February 14, 2019, when the movie “Happy Death Day 2U” hit theaters.

What is “Happy Death Day 2U”?

“Happy Death Day 2U” is the sequel to the 2017 slasher film “Happy Death Day.” The movie follows Tree Gelbman, a college student who finds herself trapped in a time loop where she relives the same day over and over again. In the first movie, Tree is killed repeatedly by a masked killer until she uncovers their identity and breaks free of the loop.

The Plot

In “Happy Death Day 2U,” Tree is once again stuck in the time loop. However, this time things are different.

She discovers that her boyfriend’s roommate has also been experiencing the same loop and that they are both caught up in a scientific experiment gone wrong. In order to escape the loop and save her friends from being killed by the masked killer, Tree must figure out how to stop the experiment.

The Reception

The first “Happy Death Day” was well-received by audiences and critics alike for its unique twist on the slasher genre. However, “Happy Death Day 2U” received mixed reviews upon its release. Some praised its humor and inventive storyline while others criticized it for straying too far from its horror roots.

Why Release A Scary Movie on Valentine’s Day?

Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is reserved for romantic comedies and dramas. So why would a studio release a horror movie on this day? It turns out that there may be some method to this madness.

Valentine’s Day can be a tough holiday for those who are single or who don’t subscribe to traditional notions of romance. For these people, a scary movie can be a welcome alternative to the saccharine-sweet romances that dominate theaters around this time of year.

Additionally, horror movies have been known to perform well at the box office during non-traditional times of the year. For example, “It” was released in September 2017 and went on to become one of the highest-grossing horror movies of all time.

The Bottom Line

“Happy Death Day 2U” may not have been a critical darling, but it certainly made waves for its unconventional release date. Whether you’re a horror fan or just looking for something different to do on Valentine’s Day, this movie might just be up your alley.