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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:

Mikey Wigart (teleplay) (as Michael Wigart), 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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Taglines:

It's gonna be a killer party! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite das Brincadeiras Mortais 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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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 »

Connections

Remake of April Fool's Day (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Best Friend
Written by Jarrah McCleary, Paul Taylor and Warren Page
Performed by The Dirty Secrets
Courtesy of RipTide Music
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Harmless Horror fun
21 June 2015 | by jh1593See all my reviews

I found the movie to be fairly enjoyable and worth the watch but not one to be taken too seriously. There was potential for it to be a lot better than it was but ultimately it is a movie that is probably only worth watching the once.

The acting was generally fine, the budget was good and the premise was very good - naturally, since it was a remake (although I've not seen the original).

The script was pretty simple and easy to follow, perhaps overly so.

The big issue with the movie is that none of the characters were particularly likable and because of that it was quite hard to become invested in caring about who lived and who died, which for a horror film is generally the most important thing. If the main characters were easier to root for I'd have enjoyed this a lot more. Maybe if you're into that lifestyle (beauty pageants, debutant balls, being born into wealth) you could relate to the characters and care but for me that wasn't the case.

The ending was interesting and not what I had anticipated which deserves credit.

To summarize it ended up being light viewing and not a heavy, emotionally engaging horror like I had hoped. That said, there were some fun bits and it didn't ever bore. Harmless would be the best word to describe the film. It was worth watching but I can't say that I'd watch it again. I would recommend it to likeminded fans of the genre but it wouldn't necessarily merit a place into anyones DVD collection.


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