Jason Blum explains the appeal of a Happy Death Day Sequel
After the first Happy Death Day, I in no way thought that there would be a sequel. In my opinion, the original Happy Death Day stood alone as its own uniquely interesting film and wrapped up the plot enough at the end to not hint at a sequel.
Then I saw the trailer for the new installment and thought that this was such a huge mistake on the part of Blumhouse. Sequels are never as good as the original. I thought it would ruin everything that the first film accomplished.
In an interview with Den of Geek, Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions explains why he felt a Happy Death Day Sequel was necessary.
"...I've never done a franchise where you were experimenting with different genres within one single franchise. We never would have done it if Chris and Jessica hadn't come back. There was no sequel to 'Happy Death Day' without those two people coming back, but Chris came back with what I thought was a terrific idea. A slightly different genre than the first 'Happy Death Day' that Jessica would star in, so that's what made me say yes."