- April Fool's Day (2008 film)
name = April Fools Day
The Butcher Brothers
producer = Tara L. Craig
Frank Mancuso Jr.
writer = The Butcher Brothers
Scout Taylor-Compton Josh Henderson Jennifer Siebel Taylor Cole
Stage 6 Films
March 25, 2008
runtime = 91 min.
country = USA
language = English
imdb_id = 1018817
"April Fool's Day" is a 2008
horror film, which is a direct-to-DVD remakeof the 1986 film of the same name. It is directed by The Butcher Brothers, also known as Mitchell Altieriand Phil Flores, who also directed the vampire film " The Hamiltons". "April Fool's Day" is described by star Scout Taylor-Comptonas " 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 6for distribution, it is currently being filmed in North Carolinaunder producers Tara L. Craigand 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-Comptonnoted 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 Bogartand David Clayton Rogerswere 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]
* [http://www.josephmckelheer.com Joseph McKelheer Site]
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