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Happy Death Day 2U Trailer: Tree's Stuck In A Time Loop — Again

Prepare to die again... and again... and again. 

Universal Pictures dropped the first trailer for Happy Death Day 2U on Friday, giving fans of the original Happy Death Day a taste of what's to come in the sequel.

A follow-up to Blumhouse's surprise smash hit, one of the best horror flicks of 2017Happy Death Day 2U re-enters the life of college student Theresa "Tree" Gelbman (Jessica Rothe). The sequel picks up two years after the events of the first film, which saw Tree wake up on her birthday get murdered by a crazed killer — only to magically spring back to life the next morning and relive her death over and over until she discovers her murderer's identity. Tree eventually figured out that it was her roommate, Lori Spengler (Ruby Modine), who donned the baby mask and committed the murder. So Tree did what any character in a horror movie would do: kicked Lori out of a window and watched her fall to her death. 

Though Lori's demise broke the original loop, the topsy-turvy time trap still exists — and in Happy Death Day 2U, Tree finds herself unexpectedly stuck in it again. She'll have to learn the hard way "that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead," particularly now that those dangers threaten the lives of her friends, who are caught up in the chaos. 

"I thought I ended the loop, but I'm back. Everything's different. This time, it's coming after all of us," Tree says in the trailer, hilariously set to 50 Cent's "In da Club." She quips later, "I'm gonna have to die over and over again to save all of you ... I'm literally dying to figure this out." 

Watch the trailer in full above. 

Speaking with Collider earlier this year, Rothe commended writer-director Christopher Landon for elevating Happy Death Day 2U from a standard horror flick into 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." She added that the sequel "explains a lot of things in the first one that didn't get explained" and doesn't simply push "all the buttons that people loved the first time, over and over again." 

Landon himself noted in an interview with Business Insider that the sequel will reveal "why [Tree is] literally stuck in a time loop" — and judging by this first trailer, it's going to be one hell of a freaky, frustrating ride to reach that ultimate revelation.

Death makes a killer comeback when Happy Death Day 2U opens in theaters on February 14, 2019.