April Fool's Day (2008 film)

April Fool's Day (2008 film)

Infobox Film
name = April Fools Day

caption =
director = The Butcher Brothers
producer = Tara L. Craig
Frank Mancuso Jr.
writer = The Butcher Brothers
Mikey Wigart
starring = Scout Taylor-Compton
Josh Henderson
Jennifer Siebel
Taylor Cole
Joe Egender
music =
cinematography = Michael Maley
editing =
distributor = Stage 6 Films
released = March 25, 2008
runtime = 91 min.
rating =
country = USA
awards =
language = English
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 1018817

"April Fool's Day" is a 2008 horror film, which is a direct-to-DVD remake of the 1986 film of the same name. It is directed by The Butcher Brothers, also known as Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores, who also directed the vampire film "The Hamiltons". "April Fool's Day" is described by star Scout Taylor-Compton as "Mean Girls" crossed with horror",cite news| title= SDCC 07: Taylor-Compton Plans 'April Fool's Day' Joke| publisher= bloody-disgusting.com| date= 2007-07-27| url= http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/9489| accessdate= 2007-10-24] and was released straight to DVD release on March 25, 2008. [cite web| title= March DVD Releases| publisher=videoeta.com| url= http://videoeta.com/month_dvd.html?month=3&year=2008| accessdate= 2008-01-04]


"April Fool's Day" 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.


*Scout Taylor-Compton ... Torrance Caldwell
*Josh Henderson ... Blaine Cartier
*Taylor Cole ... Desiree Cartier
*Jennifer Siebel ... Barbie Reynolds
*Sabrina Aldridge ... Milan Hastings
*Sara Platt ... Junior Miss Carolina
*Christy Johnson ... Shocked Party Guest
*Samuel Child ... Peter Welling
*Joseph McKelheer ... Charles
*Joe Egender ... Ryan
*Paul Shaw ... Film Director
*R. Keith Harris ... National News Correspondent
*David Schifter ... Press Conference Lawyer
*David Lowe ... Maintenance Man
*George Peroulas ... Master of Ceremonies
*Eric Hollenbeck...SFX Guy


"April Fool's Day" was directed by The Butcher Brothers, and the two have also re-written the script for the remake with Mikey Wigart. Picked up by Stage 6 for distribution, it is currently being filmed in North Carolina under producers Tara L. Craig and Frank Mancuso Jr.. [cite news| last= Gingold| first= Michael| title= October 19: New APRIL FOOL’S DAY goes to Stage 6| publisher= fangoria.com| date= 2007-10-19| url= http://fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=5242| accessdate= 2007-10-24] Mancuso had also produced the original. Scout Taylor-Compton noted that the filmmakers plan to make "April Fool's Day" an R-rated film.

Taylor-Compton confirmed her role in the film in July 2007, and at the time of this writing, Jessica Stroup, Katheryn Winnick, Beau Garrett, Corey Sevier, Andrea Bogart and David Clayton Rogers were also rumored to star. [cite news| last= Timpone| first= Tony| title= July 28: HALLOWEEN star’s next horror remake| publisher= fangoria.com| date= 2007-07-28| url= http://fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=4690| accessdate= 2007-10-24] However, Taylor-Compton is the only of those rumored in July to have confirmed a role since filming began.

The film would retain most of the original's humor; however, Flores said it is "pretty much contemporized, with off-beat humor, different settings -- something that would gel with today's audience." Altieri noted that "It's kind of more a twisting and turning story" with "some really good scares". [cite news| title= Full 'April Fool's Day' Remake Casting, Release Details!| publisher= bloody-disgusting.com| date= 2007-10-19| url= http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/10202| accessdate= 2007-10-24]


External links

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