Virginia Wainwright is proud that she belongs to a clique with the best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling series of murders take place and her friends ... See full summary »
J. Lee Thompson
Melissa Sue Anderson,
A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
A decades old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day, turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.
Slightly traumatized and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
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
Another horror movie utilized the same title around twenty-two years later with 2008's April Fool's Day (2008). This unrelated picture was not a remake but was also a slasher movie and unlike this 1986 film which underplayed the gore off-screen, the 2008 film was more in the tradition of the usual gory slasher pic that this film evoked and spoofed. See more »
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 »
When I first saw the front cover of April Fool's Day, I thought at the time it was awesome and I still love it It's clever, it's witty and it still works just as well today as it did back then. Just look at the DVD-art.
April Fool's Day is of course another 80's Slasher, but with something different, which of course I mean the ending, which everyone will already probably know by now, when I first saw it I thought what a cheat I was really disappointed, but now I think differently, the ending is something different and quite original even by todays standards, and was copied in the awful 2005 horror flick "Cry Wolf".
The gore factor is also a letdown as all deaths are off-screen but this movie was still entertaining. While this movie didn't contain much gore, it had some unforgettable moments of suspense and it was obviously a F13th rip-off but a pretty decent one at that and characters. Even though they're all stereotypical, I think that they were surprisingly sympathetic and it really did feel as if they were all friends which is an unusual thing to find in slasher flicks. It was a theatrical movie it had good production values as well. My fave character has to be, well I can't remember her name in this movie but "Amy Steel" a brilliant addition to the cast, a great heroine I loved her in "Friday The 13th part 2" and I also love her in this, it's such a shame that she never became a big star, but she will always be remembered as a terrific actress in my heart, she was always my fave lead heroine of all of the Jason movies, and yet again she plays the female lead in this which I was very happy with and again she was great.
And finally the big reveal the ending which I thought was a major letdown, but at least they did something fun with it that no one expected.
All in all "April Fool's Day" is a mediocre but entertaining slasher flick, starring the ever likable and wonderful Amy Steel.
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