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April Fool's Day (1986)

Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend.

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Storyline

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. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, they turn up dead. Yet, are they really dead? Or is it just part of some very real and cruel April Fool's jokes? The hostess, Muffy, is the only one who apparently knows what's going on. But then again, is it really her doing the killing? Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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Don't let the joke be on you! See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Week-end de terreur  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,947,763 (USA)
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Trivia

The film's lead cast featured two actresses who were first-named "Deborah": Deborah Goodrich and Deborah Foreman. See more »

Goofs

When Rob and Kit rush out of the boathouse to find Skip, Rob's wet hair turns dry. See more »

Quotes

Kit Graham: Oh Ha Ha. HA HA HA HA! That's really funny, you guys. Really funny! Fuck you!
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Also sprach Zarathustra
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Strauss
Portion hummed by Thomas F. Wilson
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April fool!! On you!!
5 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

If points were given for endings, this would be a solid 10/10 every time. Shame that the rest of the film is so pedestrian that it nulls all the good work, and the end result is nine not very interesting people talking bullsh*t for a hour and a half before being bumped off one by one. This is done with the minimum of suspense, and your satisfaction at their demise is tempered by the fact you never see the victims harmed in any way. As I said, the conclusion is clever in a way but built around a foundation which is patently lacking, so you just wish it was tagged on to a better movie. Oh well, better luck next time Mr Director sir...


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