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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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  (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 Allen .... grip
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
Katarzyna 'Kait' Malec .... set production assistant
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 »

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Red is Desiree's favorite color, her bedroom is red, her car, her clothes and her cellular phone.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 »
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23 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
So, so bad..., 21 March 2008
Author: slasherguyy

One of the worst remakes I have ever seen! The trailer looked kinda cheap, but seriously this at least looked like it was going to be somewhat entertaining. If you thought "The Wicker Man" remake was unintentionally hilarious, wait until you see this movie because it has one of the most laughable endings I have ever seen in a "serious" horror movie like this. Try to avoid this one if you can, and if you are looking for a serious and entertaining remake...look elsewhere! Seriously, the joke was on us when they made this piece of crap. I cannot believe how bad this movie turned out to be. It's definitely one of the worst of 2008 so far and I feel for the people who go out and buy this movie on DVD. This should, at least, debut in the bargain bin.

This piece of crap tells the story about a group of friends, led by Desiree (Taylor Cole) and her brother Blaine (Josh Henderson), who host a party and play a prank, which causes the accidental death of Milan (Sabrina Aldridge). A year later, someone begins sending the friends threatening messages as they begin getting killed off one by hilarious ways. The 80 something minutes this movie lasts for consists of the great, talented and beautiful Taylor Cole walking around in a mini-skirt and high heels, followed by some hilarious death scenes. That is all this movie has to offer.

The death scenes were absolutely hilarious in this film, and all of them were hilarious...especially the last one. The last one was so funny I could not stop laughing. It was supposed to be some "serious" twist, but I just couldn't stop laughing. I'd say for that scene alone, this movie is worth seeing. I seriously hope the directors weren't actually serious when they were making these death scenes as they were just too funny. Part of the twist did annoy me though. Even though I hated this movie, this movie is worth watching with not just a drop of alcohol, but a lot of it because it will make the experience even more funnier.

There is no suspense, tension, scares or anything like that. This is a children-friendly PG horror movie which could debut on TV in the middle of a sunny afternoon. I read a review the other day claiming this movie looked theatrical. Hmmm, that must have been another movie they were talking about as this movie looks, and feels cheap. I should also mention the fact that the killer is completely predictable and they may as well have spelled it out for us. There is minimal blood and violence in the movie, which I didn't mind, but the fact that there is no tension or suspense or anything of the sort to make up for it annoyed me. Lets not forget about the soundtrack which sounded like something from a soap opera.

The acting in the movie is a mixed package. Taylor Cole, Scout Taylor Compton and Josh Henderson are great, whereas the others were just forcing it and felt like they were reading their lines on cue. To be honest, they looked like they weren't really bothered...and you can't really blame them. The extras were mostly bad, and the characters, for the most part, were all unlikeable rich kids. Desiree is the only character you'll enjoy in this movie (even though she's a complete bitch)...mainly because she's easy on the eyes.

Which is exactly what the movie feels like - a 90 minute, AWFUL soap opera. A soap opera which is a one-off special featuring the cast members dying in hilarious ways. It's a parody really and I just don't believe that this movie should be taken seriously by anyone. It's astonishingly bad and for a remake it is absolutely pathetic. I cannot believe I actually thought this would be at least good. This movie should only be watched for Taylor Cole, Scout Compton, Josh Henderson and the LAUGHS. This is surprisingly one of the worst remakes ever.

I said it once, and I'll say it again. The joke was on us.


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