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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.

Directors:

Mitchell Altieri (as The Butcher Brothers), Phil Flores (as The Butcher Brothers)

Writers:

Michael Wigart (teleplay), Danilo Bach (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Sabrina Aldridge ... Milan Hastings (as Sabrina Ann Aldridge)
Tom Barker Tom Barker ... Photographer
Michael Beasley ... Kitchen Staffer
Charles Black Charles Black ... Judge
Meredith Boll Meredith Boll ... Susan Moyer
Mariesha Crews Mariesha Crews ... Blaine's Hot Girl
Dave Gould Dave Gould ... FX Coordinator (as Dale Gould)
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Storyline

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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She has a killer party planned. See more »

Genres:

Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

April Fool's Day See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

360 Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally to be a direct remake of the April Fool's Day (1986) but was rewritten to bring on a much more modern twist to April Fools. See more »

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When the movie opens on April 1, 2007, Peter Welling is a candidate for the U.S. Senate and discusses the state of his campaign. As of that date the next primary election would still be 17 months away - too far away for a person to be running a Senate campaign. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012) See more »

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Written by Brian Garza, Robert Garza, Peter Krimmel and James Krimmel
Performed by Scissors for Lefty
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April Fool's Day: NOT a remake
29 March 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

A question if I may, why in the blue hell would a person make a remake a film if they weren't going to stick to the original concept? I mean I understand making tweaks here and there but let's be clear this shares little to nothing with the 1986 original.

Though I deemed the original movie rather overrated I at least appreciated the intricate story that it wove. This 2008 remake throws the originals concept out the window and comes up with something all of it's own, sadly what it's replaced with is generic Hollywood tripe and not even the top shelf tripe.

With an interchangeable forgettable cast playing top 1% spoiled trust fund babies we see a mindless tale about a prank gone wrong and the past coming back to haunt them one year later. So again, this doesn't even resemble the original movie.

The characters are detestable, news flash it's very hard to care about the plights of wretched human beings such as these (And no there isn't a "Nice" one mixed in). For this reason I was entirely unable to give a crap about the fates of these people and considering how dull the plot was I couldn't find it in myself to care about that either.

Did you like the original? If so this won't appeal to you. But do you like slashers? If so then again this won't appeal to you

The Good:

Nope

The Bad:

Vile characters

Hardly a remake

As generic as conceivably possible


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