It’s not unusual for family gatherings to involve tension and a bit of drama. Happy Times gives us a family dinner that devolves into all-out madcap murder. This film is touted as a horror comedy, but the trailer doesn’t show us much of the comedy aspect, unless I’m just not getting the jokes. Filmed with a mix of Hebrew and English, Happy Times gives a glimpse into an evening with an elite Jewish family in the Hollywood Hills. The trailer doesn’t give up much about why violence breaks out, so I guess we’ll have to wait for the full film to see why a perfectly nice evening becomes blood-soaked mayhem.
Happy Times will be released to festivals this fall. VOD and DVD releases will follow.