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April Fool's Day (2008)

Unrated | | Horror | Video 25 March 2008
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Desiree Cartier
... Blaine Cartier
... Torrance Caldwell
... Ryan
... Barbie (as Jennifer Siebel)
... Peter Welling
... Charles Lansford
... Wilford (as Frank Aard)
Sabrina Aldridge ... Milan Hastings (as Sabrina Ann Aldridge)
Tom Barker ... Photographer
... Kitchen Staffer
Charles Black ... Judge
Meredith Boll ... Susan Moyer
Mariesha Crews ... Blaine's Hot Girl
Dave Gould ... FX Coordinator (as Dale Gould)
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The new "April Fool's" revolves around a party given by two rich siblings for their friend. Tragedy strikes when a friend falls over a balcony and dies. One year later, the teens responsible for the accident become the targets of a twisted killer who begins hunting them down one by one. Written by Davi Silva

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A Noite das Brincadeiras Mortais  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Milan Hasting's headstone dates her as being born in 1986. 1986 is the year that the original April Fool's Day (1986) was released. See more »

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When Desiree first enters the parking garage looking for Peter, she is wearing black high-heel boots. Later in the scene when she is being chased, she is wearing black knee-high socks and black running shoes. See more »

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After the cast scrolls by, a clip of "The Susan Moyers Show" is shown featuring an interview with Charles ('Joseph McKelheer (I)'). See more »

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Trio Opus 9, No. 1 Scherzo
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Les Peel)
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Uninvolving, routine, '90s horror retread
28 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

I got over my disgust that they were remaking one of my all-time favorite films and went into this one with a completely open mind -- I saw the trailer but I purposely didn't read a single thing about it. It seemed strange that the film skipped cinemas, but now I understand why. I didn't think any film could be this bad.

Strangely, there's a beautiful production design, and most of the actors are good (though the fact that everyone in the cast is model-pretty is a bit disconcerting). Unfortunately, the script is truly abysmal. After 20 minutes of getting to know the characters -- all of whom are wholly unlikable -- the story actually begins, and from that point on it becomes a routine I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER rip-off, sans the suspense, gore and intentional humor of that film. The only thing lifted from the 1986 film is the title, a character with a videocamera (which had nothing to do with the plot itself in the original) and the theatrical twist ending -- though they tried to trump the twist here, which resulted in one of the most predictable and unintentionally hilarious moments in the history of film.

This film feels like one of the clones that followed in the wake of SCREAM. If you've seen a horror movie since 1997, don't bother with this one. But if you're masochistic enough to endure the film, make sure to stay through the closing credits for an extra scene -- after all, there's no other extras anywhere on the disc.


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