31 Days of Horror: April Fool’s Day (1986)


I don’t know what to call this one, is it horror?  Is it not horror, simply a comedy?  I don’t know, but it is a really fun movie that is a little under rated.

It is Spring Break Weekend and it is leading up to Apirl Fool’s Day and a group of friends who are going to their friend, Muffy’s secluded house on an island.  When they get to the house she has some practical jokes set up for each of them, at dinner and in their rooms.  As the movie goes on Muffy gets stranger and stranger and her friends end up dyiing…hmm.

Eventually we find out everyone is ok, Muffy is setting up the house as a themed, “Who done it?” mystery house and needed a test run with her friends.

Pretty fun movie overall.  The cast is a “who’s who” of mid-1980s movies.  If you have seen movies like, “Just One of the Guys”, “Summer School”, “Back to the Future” and even “Friday the 13th”.  Nearly everyone is recognizable.

Like I said, a lot of fun, in some ways it is hard to call a movie like this horror.  It also reminds me of some of the movies made in the late 1990s.

There is a remake of April Fool’s Day, it came out in 2008, but I have not seen it yet, it does sit in my collection.  One day, along with the remake of My Bloody Valentine.

Check out this modernized trailer, fun stuff

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