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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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Lloyd Berry ...
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Tom Heaton ...
Mike Nomad ...
Nan (as Leah King Pinsent)


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 »


Horror | Mystery


R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Week-end de terreur  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)


$12,947,763 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Deborah Foreman came in early to audition for Muffy, but the director and producers didn't feel she was right for the part. They were close to signing several other actresses who backed out for various reasons. Foreman really wanted the part and petitioned for another audition - she blew everyone away the second time around and landed the role. See more »


At the end, Buck sticks the prosthetic to the side of Rob's face. But it's partially covering one eye when he runs into the room with everyone else. See more »


Kit Graham: Oh Ha Ha. HA HA HA HA! That's really funny, you guys. Really funny! Fuck you!
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References Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »


Also sprach Zarathustra
Music by Richard Strauss
Portion hummed by Thomas F. Wilson
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Not for me
30 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film after reading great reviews on here. I am a fan of horror, but i prefer modern horror which is probably a reason i disliked this film. I found it boring and not in the least bit scary. I also got confused which character was who, making it difficult for me to follow the storyline. I skipped some parts since nothing seemed to be happening. i have to admit i already saw the ending on a review here so wasn't surprised, but i would have been otherwise. It seemed an OK ending i guess, but nothing that totally wow-ed me and i don't think it was very realistic for me. Overall i disliked the movie, which was disappointing, but probably since i am use to watching modern horrors (like insidious) so this failed to grab my attention.

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