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", The film received negative reviews from critics and fans.
On April 1, 2007, Desiree Cartier is hosting a party at her mansion for her friend actress, Torrance Caldwell. Present for a pre-festivities toast are - Blaine Cartier, Desiree's brother, who controls their joint inheritance (to Desiree's dislike), U.S. Senate candidate Peter Welling, Peter's "Miss Carolina" fiancee Barbie Reynolds, and the quintet's less wealthy videographer friend Ryan. With the party in full swing, Desiree's social nemesis and Ryan's not-so-secret crush Milan Hastings, arrives. Also present is chihuahua-toting society reporter Charles.
As another in her long string of April Fool's pranks, Desiree suggests Blaine get Milan tipsy on champagne and pork her in his bedroom upstairs. Desiree and several of the others hover by the cracked-open bedroom door, prepared to videotape the affair with the camera Desiree lifted from Ryan. However, Milan has a seizure and falls off the balcony to her death. The group goes to... Read More