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April Fool's Day

1h 29m
Horror, Mystery
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A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. Soon, they begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend, but nothing is as it seems.
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April Fool's Day

1h 29m
Horror, Mystery
A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. Soon, they begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend, but nothing is as it seems.
April Fool's Day (1986) on IMDb

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Amy Steel
Kit Graham
Ken Olandt
Rob Ferris
Deborah Foreman
Muffy / Buffy St. John
Deborah Goodrich
Nikki Beshears
Clayton Rohner
Chaz Vyshinski
Thomas F Wilson
Arch Cummings
Jay Baker
Harvey 'Hal' Edison
Leah Pinsent
Nan Youngblood
Griffin ONeal
Skip St. John
Tom Heaton
Constable Potter / Uncle Frank
Lloyd Berry
Directed By: Fred Walton
Written By: Danilo Bach

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KurtMoney says...
6 years ago
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Nope. No thank you. [spoiler] FUUUUUUCK the april fools ending(s). NOOOOO thank you. [/spoiler]
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great_vc says...
8 years ago
One of the few 80s movie that i remember growing up very fondly. classic slash teen holiday movie with a great twist
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csrz says...
12 months ago
Serviceable slasher parody that is never quite as clever as it could have been or thinks it is. This is the first time I'm seeing this but I already knew the ending from a horror doc which I forgot the title, and that might’ve negatively affected my enjoyment. It isn't bad at all, but it isn't really great either. I guess I expected a lot more from this but I ended up being bored. For a 'slasher', it's quite dull, lacks violence, feels too light-hearted in tone, the kills are mostly off-screen, and I realize that's a dumb complaint knowing the context but I guess I was expecting a great slasher that subverts your expectations without sacrificing the elements that make slashers entertaining. Overall, I think this is one of those films that is only worth watching once but I still have to give props to the film for trying to do something a bit different.
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jarvis-8243417 says...
2 years ago
The cult ‘80s horror film April Fool’s Day is a clever and frightening slasher. When Muffy St. John invites her friends to her family’s house on a remote island for a weekend getaway they start getting picked off one-by-one by a mysterious killer. Starring Amy Steel, Deborah Goodrich, and Thomas F. Wilson, the film has a pretty solid cast that gives strong performances. And, the script does an impressive job at playing on and using the tropes and conventions of the murder mystery and horror genres; although there are some weak spots. Also, the kill scenes are intense and suspenseful without being overly gory and gratuitous. It’s not without its problems, but April Fool’s Day is a fun satire that’s entertaining and delivers a number of chills, along with some laughs.
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John Chard
4 years ago
Muffy the ham-pie slayer!

A group of college buddies convene at a friends isolated abode and get killed off one by one…

Great fun, Fred Walton, Frank Mancuso Jr. and Danilo Bach tap cheekily into the 1980s obsession with slasher films, and produce a self aware horror movie of mighty dark com More
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3 years ago
_**April Fools slasher**_

Ten youths about to graduate college celebrate at a remote island mansion in the Great Northwest, soon to be inherited by one them (Deborah Foreman). Unfortunately, they start getting hacked one-by-one. Who’s the killer?

"April Fool’s Day" (1986) is a slas More
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3 years ago
Fun horror movie that is on the predictable side but I still found it pretty entertaining. The ensemble cast was alright with the most well known face, at now, is of course Thomas F. Wilson (Biff). Not sure how high up this is amongst the holiday horror movies, but I liked it. **3.75/5**
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