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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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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the beginning of the film, Griffin O'Neal's Skip character is blamed for an prank-turned-accident which leaves a ferryman disfigured. In a bizarre case of life imitating art, O'Neal was indicted on manslaughter charges the following year for a drug-induced boating mishap that resulted in the death of Francis Ford Coppola's son Gian-Carlo Coppola. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nikki: My name is Mary O'Reilly O'Toole O'Shea. Somewhere out there is the island my friend Muffy owns. It's spring break and she's invited us over there for the weekend and we're waiting for the ferry now to take us there, and... I don't know what else to say.
Chaz: [voice] Why don't you tell us something about yourself?
Nikki: Oh, all right, something about myself. Um, I wanna work with handicapped children, and my parents are my best friends. Oh, and I start convent school next semester... and I ...
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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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A Gem of A Slasher Film.
3 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

April Fool's Day is another slasher film cashing in on a holiday, but this is not an ordinary horror film. The cast includes some 80s icons including Amy Steel (Friday The 13th Part 2), Deborah Foreman (Valley Girl), Clayton Rohner (Just One of The Guys, Modern Girls), and Thomas F. Wilson (Back To The Future).

The film is about a group of college students going to spend Spring Break at their friend Muffy's (Foreman) house on an island. What seems like a fun Spring Break soon turns scary as the friends start to disappear one by one.

This movie is great at delivering suspense, and every actor plays their parts perfectly. This film gets a lot of hate, but it is actually a fun film to watch. One of the best of the horror genre.


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