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.
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
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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.
Why don't you tell us something about yourself?
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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The Swedish version, released on video in 1987, omits all violent scenes to a point of absurdity making characters disapear from the story with no logical explanation. See more »
I love horror movies - in particular slashers - that are holiday or calender related, so April the 1st is the perfect day/evening for sitting down and enjoying this one.
Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians is very much evident regarding the plot here, which is no bad thing. In fact you could call her story the template for what was to become the slasher/body count movie. Those wanting a gory & nasty affair will be disappointed, this is very much a fun movie (though I would stop short of calling it a comedy) where most of the kills appear off screen, though there are plenty of mutilated corpses so it's certainly not gore-less. Filmed in Canada but with a mainly American cast it has some good characters and is well acted. Plus it has that wonderful and nostalgic 80's slashers look/feel about it, my favourite decade for the sub-genre.
No spoiler here but it is called April Fools Day for good reason - watch it and enjoy.
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