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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 ... 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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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:

This April Fool's Day, Put All Jokes Aside...Because You May Be Next. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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 »

Goofs

At the party, when Barbie swigs her glass of champagne, there is only a tiny bit left. In the next shot, the glass is half full. 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

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

Soundtracks

Haydn Quartet
Written by Joseph Haydn (uncredited)
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
Courtesy of OGM Inc./Ole Georg Music
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I Know What You Did Last April's Fool Day
13 January 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the débutant ball of the socialite Torrance Caldwell (Scout Taylor-Compton) on April, 1st 2007, the jealous and futile millionaire Desiree Cartier (Taylor Cole) dilutes a powerful drug in the champagne of her dislikable acquaintance Milan Hastings (Sabrina Ann Aldridge) and her reckless brother Blaine Cartier (Josh Henderson) takes sexual advantage of Milan. Desiree tapes the situation with a camcorder while her friends Torrance, Barbie (Jennifer Siebel) and Peter Welling (Samuel Child), Charles Lansford (Joseph McKelheer) and Ryan (Joe Egender) snoop the couple in Blaine's bedroom. However, Milan has a seizure and falls off the balcony immediately dying. The group goes to court, Blaine looses the control of the family's fortune that shifts to Desiree, but they are considered innocents and the death of Milan is considered a fatality in a prank. One year later, each one of them receive a letter mustering them up to Milan's grave. While gathered in the cemetery, they receive a package telling that each one of them would die until the end of the day if the responsible for the death of Milan does not assume the guilty.

The association of "April's Fool Day" with the franchises "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Cruel Intentions" is immediate. The author has certainly inspired in these movies to write his plot, and I noted that this is not only my impression, but there is at least another IMDb User that had the same feeling. However, the unoriginal, unbelievable and predictable story is not totally bad and entertains. The good point of this flick is the camera work, with long travelings and original planes and angles. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Dia da Mentira" ("Day of the Lie" (literally), meaning "April Fool's Day")


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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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360 Pictures See more »
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