You Fool: Must See April Fools Day Horror Movies
Ah, April 1st. The day where lying is socially accepted, and in fact encouraged. So call your parents and tell them you’ve won the lottery — although you’ll probably only make yourself upset with that one. You could also make someone believe you got into an accident, or even better (and more appropriately) take an axe and lunge it into your best friends back. A classic! Where I’m from they call me a legend when it comes to April Fools pranks.
Over the past couple of years I’ve searched through the web looking for April Fools Day themed horror movies. I thought I would find a plethora of great b-titles, but to my surprise there were only three–one of which was a remake. They all had one thing in common, though. They’re all terrible films… and ridiculously fun. Now what better day to share these titles with you than April Fools Day itself? If you’re already tired of getting prank phone calls from your friends or taking an ax to the spinal column. How about you kickback, relax, and watch your TV screen turn red.
This film is campy and full of blood. Think of it as Clue: Slasher Movie Edition. You’ll find yourself running circles trying to figure out who the killer is, and each time you get closer the tables have turned or the one you believed to be the killer is dead. There are plenty of twists and surprises that would keep you, and even M. Night Shyamalan on your toes. A perfect film to laugh at and enjoy on this fantastic holiday.
Now, I know that sounds like a lot. It even sounds like it could be pretty good. That’s what I thought, and boy was I wrong. April Fools was the embodiment of everything wrong with film. The story was bland, the actors incompetent (most of them seemed to struggle with their lines), the direction dreadful, the death scenes pathetic, and the picture quality abysmal. If you’re into that kind of stuff–then this may be the film for you.
The remake follows a group of friends, led by Desiree and her brother Blaine, who host a party during which they play a prank, that causes the accidental death of their friend Milan. A year later, someone begins sending the friends threatening messages and they begin getting killed off one by one. In hilarious, prank-like ways.
Well, okay. That sounds exactly like April Fools, but it is a hell of a lot better. This remake actually carries some quality with it. Not much, but some. All in all, April Fools Day is worth a watch on a day like this.
There you have it! Three horror films that are inspired by this very day. Watch them by yourself or with your friends–if you don’t hate them by now. Most importantly: Happy April Fools Day, you axe wielding maniacs.