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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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28 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Week-end de terreur  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,947,763 (USA)
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Trivia

One of three horror films from 1986 that take place on April Fool's Day, the others being Killer Party and Slaughter High. See more »

Goofs

When Buffy is standing on the dining room table, one shot reveals a camera shadow on the back of her shirt. 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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Connections

Referenced in Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie: Episode #1.2 (1990) 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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criminally underrated
1 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One of my favourite movies of all time. Saw it again last night for the umpteenth time last night (but on DVD for the first time)and it's still wonderful. Funny, scary and seriously smart - the "twist" is great and works well even on multiple viewings - there's no cheating here, it works well even when you know it and can see it coming. I love it to bits, and it's tremendous fun. Criminally underrated. The cast is terrific, especially Deborah Foreman, and it's the first thing other than the Back to the Future movies that I've seen Thomas F Wilson in! And he's funny and likable in it too. Gorehounds needn't bother, but if you like a good story and a good mystery you'll have a ball. It's quite possibly the only slasher movie that will appeal to people who hate slasher movies! I adore it.


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