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April Fool's Day -- A year after a fatal April Fool's party, six rich friends find themselves the targets of a twisted killer who begins hunting them down one by one in this chilling tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge.
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Writers (WGA):
Mikey Wigart (teleplay)
Danilo Bach (story)
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Release Date:
25 March 2008 (USA) See more »
This April Fool's Day, Put All Jokes Aside...Because You May Be Next. See more »
A year after an April Fool's Day prank which resulted in the death of one of their set, a group of friends find themselves targeted by someone who is out for revenge. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Started promisingly, but went downhill and never really recovered See more (36 total) »


  (in credits order)

Taylor Cole ... Desiree Cartier

Josh Henderson ... Blaine Cartier

Scout Taylor-Compton ... Torrance Caldwell

Joe Egender ... Ryan

Jennifer Siebel Newsom ... Barbie (as Jennifer Siebel)

Samuel Child ... Peter Welling

Joseph McKelheer ... Charles Lansford

Frank J. Aard ... Wilford (as Frank Aard)
Sabrina Aldridge ... Milan Hastings (as Sabrina Ann Aldridge)
Tom Barker ... Photographer

Michael Beasley ... Kitchen Staffer

Charles Black ... Judge
Meredith Boll ... Susan Moyer
Mariesha Crews ... Blaine's Hot Girl
Dave Gould ... FX Coordinator (as Dale Gould)
Dottie Grissom-Hardin ... Craft Service Woman

R. Keith Harris ... Seton Motley

Eric Hollenbeck ... SFX Guy
Emily Labelle ... Chloe (as Emily LaBelle)
Adam Melton ... Courier

Alexa Sheehan ... Chanel (as Alexa Motley)

George Peroulas ... Master of Ceremonies
Mark Alton Rose ... Mr. Ellsworth
Chris Roseboro ... Officer #2
Mark Scarboro ... Stuart

David Schifter ... Press Conference Lawyer
Hamilton Scott ... Officer #1

Paul Shaw ... Film Director
Edgar W. Smith ... Cop at Station
Marjorie Strauss ... Campaign Worker
Tommy Allen Taylor ... Security Guard Davis
Draygo ... Elton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Darrell Barr ... Lawyer (uncredited)

Corinne Biazzo ... Pool Girl (uncredited)

Dave Blamy ... Valet (uncredited)

Jerry Cashman ... Real Estate Office Worker (uncredited)

Taylor-Grace Davis ... Girl in the Graveyard (uncredited)
Amanda Elizabeth ... Debutate Ball Guest (uncredited)
Cricket Ellis ... Film Crew (uncredited)
Juli Emmons ... Debutante Girl (uncredited)
Richard Gaither ... Photographer (uncredited)
Mark D. Headen ... Debutant Escort (uncredited)
D.A. Hänks ... Inebriated Pool Party Guest (uncredited)
Kristin Jann-Fischer ... Pool Girl (uncredited)

Christy Johnson ... Shocked Party Guest (uncredited)
David Lowe ... Maintenance Man (uncredited)
Gabriel L. McMinn ... Pageant Child (uncredited)

Tiffany LeShai McMinn ... Waitress (uncredited)
W. Scott Parker III ... Security Escort (uncredited)
Robert Pineiro ... Suitor at Debutante Ball (uncredited)
Sara Platt ... Junior Miss Carolina (uncredited)
Michael G. Plumides Jr. ... Waiter (uncredited)
Edd Robinson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Morgan McMath Rogers ... FX Guy 1 (uncredited)
John Rutland ... Attorney (uncredited)
Chris Walters ... Guy Dancing in Underwear (uncredited)
Janice Mitchell Wyatt ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Mitchell Altieri  (as The Butcher Brothers)
Phil Flores  (as The Butcher Brothers)
Writing credits
Mikey Wigart (teleplay) (as Michael Wigart)

Danilo Bach (story)

Danilo Bach (earlier screenplay) and
Mitchell Altieri (earlier screenplay) (as The Butcher Brothers) &
Phil Flores (earlier screenplay) (as The Butcher Brothers)

Produced by
Tara L. Craig .... line producer
Tara L. Craig .... producer
Frank Mancuso Jr. .... producer
Jennifer Nieves Gordon .... associate producer (as Jennifer Nieves)
Original Music by
James Stemple 
Cinematography by
Michael Maley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Raúl Dávalos 
Casting by
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger 
David Rapaport 
Marty Siu 
Set Decoration by
Rachel Goodman 
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Soulages 
Makeup Department
Kristy Horiuchi .... special makeup effects artist
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... assistant makeup artist
Joan Shay .... hair stylist
Betty Lou Skinner .... hair stylist
Leigh Ann Yandle .... makeup department head
Production Management
David Gaines .... post-production supervisor
Rami Rank .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ryan Bennett .... second second assistant director
Steven Ritzi .... second unit director (as Steve Ritzi)
Alexa Sheehan .... key second assistant director (as Alexa Motley)
Jonathan Southard .... first assistant director
Art Department
Anthony Cam .... set dresser
Kristin Cauldwell .... assistant property master
Charles Bo Howard .... art department coordinator
Mark Paton .... on-set props
Chrissy Premeaux .... assistant property master
John H. Russell .... construction coordinator
Ryan Small .... set dresser
Bob Smith .... leadman
Gene Michael Smith .... additional set dresser
Deanna Tilley .... buyer
Amanda Ward .... set dresser
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Jeffree Bloomer .... sound mixer
Anthony Cargioli .... boom operator
Jenny Elsinger .... additional cable person
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Getty .... supervising sound editor
Albert Hedgepeth .... second boom operator / sound utility
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Matthew Reale .... sound mixing recordist
John Sanders .... boom operator
Alec St. John .... sound re-recording mixer
Alec St. John .... supervising sound editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
David Beavis .... special effects supervisor
Susan Beavis .... special effects buyer
David Hill .... special effects supervisor
Morgan McMath Rogers .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Richard Kratt .... digital compositor
Chick Bernhardt .... stunt driver
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt double
Steven Ritzi .... stunt coordinator (as Steve Ritzi)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris 'Barefoot' Allen .... grip (as Chris Allen)
Andy Bader .... additional second assistant camera
Monica Barrios-Smith .... assistant camera
Patrick Borowiak .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Brett Cassel .... camera production assistant
Catherine Cravens .... grip
Lee Donaldson .... grip
Ramon Engle .... steadicam operator
David Giesbrecht .... still photographer
Ben D. Griffith Jr. .... key grip
Thirl Haston .... camera car
Jack McCollum .... lighting balloon technician
Frank McGough .... gaffer
Billy Merrell .... best boy grip
Erik Olson .... second assistant camera
Mark N. Overton .... grip
Floyd A.B. Rance III .... camera operator
Christian Satrazemis .... first assistant camera
Art Schultz .... best boy electric
Max Fischer .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Karen Michele Kelly .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Allison Bader .... casting assistant
Maxann Crotts .... assistant: local casting director
Devyne Johnson .... casting assistant
Adam Melton .... casting assistant
Marty Siu .... extras casting
Marty Siu .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shawna-Nova Foley .... set costumer
Ginger Knussmann .... costumer
Julia Rusthoven .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Albert Coleman .... assistant editor
Music Department
Roger Bellon .... composer: additional music
Mark Denis .... composer: additional music
Christine H. Luethje .... music editor
Jeremy Sweet .... composer: additional music
Malik Williams .... additional original music
Malik Williams .... original songs: performer
Transportation Department
Tina Del Castillo .... driver: cast
Rick Parkinson .... transportation captain
John Rice Sr. .... transportation coordinator
Todd Luckey .... production van operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Allyson Abernethy .... assistant production office coordinator
Richard S. Bellina .... set medic
Vivian Boyer .... unit publicist
Chris Buchanan .... production assistant
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Evelyn Chafin .... production secretary
Scott Clackum .... location manager
Nathan Earley .... location department assistant
Rick Fisher .... location scout
Tyler Garnett .... production assistant
Frank Gibson .... set production assistant
Jennifer Irvine .... production coordinator
Jason Johnson .... set production assistant
Jess L. Johnson .... location assistant
Jason Allen King .... assistant location manager
Robert Labrecque .... production accountant
Katarzyna 'Kait' Malec .... set production assistant
Holly McGreevy .... first assistant accountant
Adam Melton .... utility stand-in
Kevin Mills .... set production assistant
Beth Multer .... script supervisor
Ellen Pfirrmann .... assistant location manager
Nick Phillips .... production executive
Keegan Sacko .... set production assistant
Denver Scaggs .... set medic
Kelly Stultz .... payroll accountant
Justin Turner .... production assistant
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney (uncredited)

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

During a newscast, the crawl at the bottom describing a non-specific political race refers to a poll in which a "generic Republican candidate" is beating a "generic Democratic candidate."See more »
Continuity: At the party, when Barbie swigs her glass of champagne, there is only a tiny bit left. In the next shot, the glass is half full.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of April Fool's Day (1986)See more »
Quartet for Strings No. 19 'Dissonance' in C Major KV465 Andante CantabileSee more »


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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Started promisingly, but went downhill and never really recovered, 8 November 2008
Author: sgtking from United States

By 2008 many of the classic slasher films from the 1970s about 1980s have been remade or have one on the way. Last year we were treated to a remake of the 1978 hit 'Halloween,' a film that may well be the sub-genre's most influential. But after remaking the classics where do you go next? Apparently you start redoing the slasher films that never would have been had ones like 'Halloween' and 'Black Christmas' never existed. Take this remake of the little known 1986 slasher film from 'Friday the 13th's' home of Paramount for instance. Unlike the other remakes, this one went straight to DVD. As of this writing I haven't seen the original, though I intend to, but after watching this remake I can see why it wasn't given a theatrical release.

Pros: Good job done by the young cast. Fabulous costume and production design. Moves at a decent pace. A very good musical score, frankly better than the film deserves. An OK twist ending.

Cons: No real suspense or surprises. Aside from Scout Taylor-Compton's character the rest aren't really likable. A pretty lame, tired whodunit. Though it moves at an alright pace, most of the stuff that happens between the opening party scene and end is pretty dull. Apart from some humor in the beginning, this film takes itself way too seriously.

Final thoughts: This film actually started out pretty well, and I thought I was in a for a pretty good 90 minutes. Oh how wrong I was. One of the things that makes classic slasher films so much fun to watch is their fun factor, which this film is almost completely lacking, among other things. Just steer clear of this one and re-watch one of the originals or one of the remakes that actually turned out good.

My rating: 2/5

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