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April Fool's Day (1986)

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A group of 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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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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Childish pranks turn into a bloody battle for survival! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery

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27 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

April Fool's Day  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,947,763 (USA)
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Trivia

Part of a 1980s cycle of slasher films with titles and subjects based around commemorative days and events that got made after the box-office success of 1978's Halloween (1978). The movies include that film's sequels, Prom Night (1980), Graduation Day (1981), My Bloody Valentine (1981)_ for Valentine's Day, the spoof _Saturday the 14th_, The Slumber Party Massacre (1982), April Fool's Day (1986), and Friday the 13th (1980) and its sequels. See more »

Goofs

As Arch dangles from the tree, the heavy boot rakes the snake aside. The floor under the dirt/grass is visible and even moves. See more »

Quotes

Kit Graham: Muffy hasn't been in an institution for three years, she's been at Vassar!
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Connections

Spoofs Clue (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Three Dog Night
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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horror film with a twist
13 August 1999 | by (anaheim, ca) – See all my reviews

Here we have your usual assembly of would be slasher victims along with the spooky old house near the shore bit. But the noticable difference here is the amount of laughs injected into this that you dont see in 80s horror. And an ending never seen in any other typical slasher film. The cast is perfect; a wise cracking bunch constantly pulling gags on each other. Wilson (far from his "Biff" character he played in Back to the Future) is great, Foreman is spooky as the weirdo hostess, Baker as the stuck on himself southern guy, and Goodrich as the outspoken cutie, to name a few. Most have wavered about the ending; some say good, some say stupid, so just be prepared for something different.


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