Cast and Crew: Fred Walton (Director); Danilo Bach (Writer); Frank Mancuso Jr. (Producer); Charles Bernstein (Score); Ken Olandt, Clayton Rohner, Amy Steel, Thomas F. Wilson
What It’s About: Muffy St. John (Deborah Foreman) invites a group of her friends to her family’s island mansion for her birthday. which just happens to fall on April 1st. The weekend gets to a bad start with pranks gone awry on the ferry to the island. Things get worse when guests begin to disappear. Is one of the members of the party a murderer?
Why Watch it Today?: April Fool’s Day is quite possibly the last good entry in the wave of holiday themed slasher films that began with 1978’s Halloween, thanks a game cast, some nice moments of horror, and a story and tone perfectly in keeping with the holiday.
Other Choices: In 2011 we recommended Detour.