April Fool's Day (Bilingual)
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Excellent Horror Movie!
What looks like a standard 1980s holiday-themed slasher movie turns out to be a much more witty venture. A group of college students head out for a weekend of relaxation and April Fools' pranks at an isolated island cottage, catching the very last ferry until Monday morning. A practical joke goes awry, hostess Muffy starts tromping around in frumpy clothes and acting like she's not quite herself, and the bodies start piling up. Don't you just hate it when you're on a completely remote island and the phone goes out? All of this is done, though, with a fairly low gore content and a sly wink at the usual slasher conventions--rather than whodunit, the trick is to figure out what's in good fun and what's real bloodletting. It ain't Citizen Kane, but it's not a bad evening's enjoyment either. --Ali Davis --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Director Fred Walton uses a funny, yet haunting script to create a slasher film with a twist. Nothing too special, for it stills holds very true with the genre, "April Fool's Day" will greatly satisfy fans of a film that combines humor and violence, while others purely dedicated to the slice-and-dice theme might be turned off. All in all, this is a film for those who enjoy horror sprinkled with laughs.
What makes "April Fool's Day" so different from the other slasher films? You won't notice anything amiss for most of the film. The plot is quite basic: a gang of college students accepts an invitation from a rich classmate to spend a few days at her opulent house on a remote island. The girl inviting all of her friends, Muffy Saint John (great name, eh?), is a bit of an oddball.Read more ›
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o.k for this type of film and a bit different from the usual slash filmsPublished 2 months ago by gary malott
I've always thought that this film was a hidden gem of the 80's horror movie genre. Great cast, beautiful scenery, and fun script, this movie is a tight, fun romp. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2013 by Crispin Haskins
FROM THE PRODUCER OF FRIDAY THE 13TH 1-5 COMES THIS PRETTY GOOD ENTRY TO 80'S HORROR FILMS. THEY SURE DON'T MAKE MOVIES AS SCARY AS THEY USED TO. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2005
I've seen this movie so many times - it has that classic cheezy 80s feel & a great twist - perfect for get-togethers with friends. It's Scary, Sexy, and FUN! Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by M Taylor
April Fool's Day [ Horror ]
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7/10 Movie: April Fool's Day (1986)
An above average horror movie. Read more
What can I say? It's not the best film ever made, but it is a lot of fun. It starts out as your basic slasher film; good looking young people on an isolated island get killed one... Read morePublished on May 29 2004 by pc6
For anybody considering purchasing this DVD because it allegedly features Caroline Munro - be advised - it does not !!! Read morePublished on April 19 2004
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