APRIL MOVIE THON DAY 1: April Fool’s Day (2008)

Ah, the 2000s, when every decent and not-so-decent slasher was remade. That means that even April Fool’s Day could be made all over again by The Butcher Brothers (Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores), who had just made The Hamiltons.

Desiree Cartier (Taylor Cole) is hosting a party for her actress Torrance Caldwell (Scout Taylor-Compton from the Rob Zombie Halloween movies) and has invited Blaine (Josh Henderson), the brother she dislikes along with U.S. Senate candidate Peter Welling and his beauty queen fiancee Barbie (Jennifer Siebel), her enemy Milan, videographer Ryan and society reporter Charles.

During that April Fool’s party, a prank leads to Milan suffering a seizure and falling off the balcony to her death, which ends with Blaine losing control of the family’s fortune and Desiree becoming the executor. The death is ruled an accident.

A year later, the group is invited to Milan’s grave to watch a video of Charles being drowned. One of them killed Milan, a note states, and unless they confess, everyone will die.

While the score is close to the original, the film just doesn’t live up to the inspiration. But you knew that. It does have a nice giallo/Agatha Christie set-up. But it just doesn’t seem to know what to do with the story once it gets going.

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