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April Fool's Day
Childish pranks turn into a bloody battle for survival!
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.
Preppie fuckers enjoying a fun time on Spring Break. Home movies. You should always fuck on the first date. A Jack-in-the-box. A Final-Friday girl. There's something about ferry boats and old-fuckers in horror films. Old fuckin' money. A silly-willy prank. Southern accents. Chaz's shades. Bye-bye eye. Fuckin' Muffy. Bunny napkins. Hot dogs. Sex-talk. Ding-dongs for dessert. Mother fuckin' Biff. Rob's mullet. Killer fog. Tricky lights. Kama Sutra fucking? Skip floats. Snakes in the grass. The well. Mineral water. Levi's jeans. What's your secret? Show and tell. The attic. Barbie dolls. Swinging Harvey. Muffy rhymes with Buffy. Falling head. The ultimate rehearsal. A fun fuckin' flick with a few familiar faces from the golden era of slashers. April fuckin' Fool's! Party on mother fuckers.
I really have to stop watching April Fool's Day because I like it less and less/feel more cheated each time I bother giving it another chance. To my future self reading this: PUT THE DVD DOWN.
First of all, you know, I would not laugh at any of the pranks and after the third or fourth broken chair/water spraying me in the face/spilling drinks down the front of me/getting locked in my room prank, I would have totally lost it. That's right, I'm one of those people who hates harmless fun at my own anxiety-riddled expense. I would be beyond annoyed and, I guess what I'm trying to say is that if I was in this movie, everyone would have…
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One of my favorite films, and one of the most misunderstood and underrated horror films out there, probably due to being marketed as just another holiday themed slice-n-dice, when it's actually more like Agatha Christie's TEN LITTLE INDIANS rewritten as a slasher film by David Mamet. It's a genre critique/parody inside a hall of mirrors.
A group of mostly priveleged college kids are invited by their eccentric, rich friend Muffy (the excellent Deborah Foreman) to spend April Fools' Day weekend at her family's secluded island estate. For the holiday, Muffy (played by Foreman as a loveable yet slightly sinister and possibly crazy trickster) has booby trapped the entire mansion with things like trick doorknobs, dribble glasses and various creepy props…
Every so often, a horror film comes along that serves as an antidote to the like-minded films that came before it, injecting energy into quickly-becoming-stale cliches of the genre. Sometimes clever parodies, sometimes reverent, post-modern statements, from "Mark of the Vampire" to "Scream" and "The Cabin in the Woods" to "You're Next," these films are both tributes to and natural progressions of the horror genre lifecycle. "April Fool's Day" is one of these films. It is built on genre cliches that any audience member fluent in slasher tropes would recognize, but it carries them through to series of different ends.
The film centers around a group of college students who spend a weekend in a remote country house and begin…
I am such an idiot and this is such a fun movie. The cast are young, lovely, likable and it's a real treat to see Biff and the chick from F13th 2. I can't believe I haven't watched this hoot of a holiday horror flick before tonight. Whoopee cushions, exploding cigars, decapitations...
One could gripe that it's a little tame and light on boobage. Nevertheless, April Fool's Day makes it up by being nicely shot, well cast and featuring an above par screenplay abound with tension, terror, humour and smarts.
Right, I'm off to cling film a toilet seat!
A videostore VHS cover classic, I remember the first time I watched this I hated it, mostly because of the ending. I've actually grown pretty fond of this movie the more time has gone on. The characters in this film are all interesting and charismatic, especially the guy who plays Biff in Back to the Future. The ending is still hit or miss and I can completely get why one would not enjoy it, but I think its a pretty fun ride.
Best thing: The fools day pranks, such as the collapsing chair, are quite fun.
Worst thing: I heard this was a comedy, but there are no laughs to be had here. There aren't even interesting characters to follow. We have the actor who played Biff in Back To The Future being a bit of a clown and we have a bookish girl stereotype, but the script doesn't really go anywhere with those characters.
There were some really low points when I was working my way through the Friday 13th series. Sure, I'd say there are Friday 13th films worse than this, but even Jason Takes Manhattan is way more fun.
For a film about practical jokes and serial murder this is unbelievably dull.
My review is here:
It's not what you'd expect!
Unless you're expecting the unexpected...
Watched this as part of my #HaHaHalloween season of funny horror films.
Hadn't seen it before but have a strong memory of the vhs cover in the video shop when I was a kid. I was 14 in 1986 so too young to see it. Now 30 years later I finally got around to it.
Not what I was expecting at all - quite a smart, witty comedy that's really only parading as a horror film.
So I liked it but the slow pace & the usual 80s performances stop it from really being great. Fun while it lasted but not one I would return to very often to be honest.
Like a murder mystery weekend it was an enjoyable experience but I've done it now and so don't need to again.
A fun, campy 80's homage to Agatha Christie's "10 Little Indians" set to a goofy April Fool's backdrop
"How can anyone be serious about anything when some moron can steal a bomb or push a button and nuke us all until our shadows glow?"
Part slasher, part Agatha Christie whodunnit, April Fool's Day has a twist that should be eye-rolling but somehow works because it's actually properly set up, if you're paying attention.
The premise is one of those classic horror setups: a group of people, in this case a group of college kids, head to an isolated place for a party, in this case a debauched weekend hosted by the rich girl who connects them all, the wonderfully named Muffy St. John. It's spring break, and the kids start playing pranks on one another from the moment…
Snooze. The end was just as lame as I had been told.
A bunch of college friends meet up to hang with Muffy at her parents summer home.
Awhile ago, I was watching a documentary on 80's horror movies (I think it was Going to Pieces). And this flick was brought up, and they mentioned that horror fans hated this movie when it came out. What?!?! It made no sense! They explained why people disliked the movie, and after I heard why people disliked it, I felt a sense of complete embarrassment.
There are a lot of people in this world, who feel that to be a fan of something, you can't like anything else outside of that certain clique, or else you're a poseur. The best example I can think of…
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