Happy Death Day / Freaky crossover? Jessica Rothe thinks it would be fun

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Christopher Landon, the director of body swap slasher Freaky (watch it HERE), has said that he feels the film is set in the same universe as his time loop slashers Happy Death Day (watch it HERE) and Happy Death Day 2U (watch that one HERE). That instantly brings to mind the question, 'What if there was a Happy Death Day / Freaky crossover movie?', which would be entirely possible, since all of the films are Universal releases and Blumhouse productions.

The folks over at CinemaBlend are so intrigued by the idea of characters from Happy Death Day and Freaky colliding, they even brought the possibility up to Happy Death Day star Jessica Rothe while she was doing press rounds for her Netflix romance film All My Life.

Here's Rothe's reaction to the suggestion of a crossover:

That would be so insane and so much fun. I'm down. Here's the thing, like anything that Chris [Landon] comes up with or CinemaBlend pitches it just sounds like a fun, wonderful romp. I think one of the things I love so much about the Happy Death Day movies and what was infused into Freaky, even though it was in such a new and inventive way, is those worlds are so fun and filled with humor and heart. Both of those movies have so much heart, even though they are funny, dark and so twisted, and that’s the reason I think they could overlap. And there is that little bit of unexplained magic, sci-fi twistiness, so I can totally see how maybe Tree and Millie figure some shit out together."

Tree is the character Rothe plays in the Happy Death Day films, while Millie is the heroine played by Kathryn Newton (and, after she swaps bodies with a slasher, Vince Vaughn) in Freaky.

Here's the synopsis for Freaky

Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Newton) is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of Blissfield High and the cruelty of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the newest target of The Butcher (Vaughn), her town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries.

When The Butcher’s mystical ancient dagger causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies, Millie learns that she has just 24 hours to get her body back before the switch becomes permanent and she’s trapped in the form of a middle-aged maniac forever. The only problem is she now looks like a towering psychopath who’s the target of a city-wide manhunt while The Butcher looks like her and has brought his appetite for carnage to Homecoming.

Fans have been holding on to hope for a Happy Death Day 3 (working title: Happy Death Day to Us), and now it sounds like a Freaky crossover could be something else to hope for.

I really enjoyed Freaky and both Happy Death Days, so I would be happy to see more films set in the Landon slasher universe. Sequels, crossovers, more slashers with this tone, I'm on board for all of it.

Source: CinemaBlend

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