• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Fred Walton
    In Theaters:
    Mar 27, 1986 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 3, 2002
  • Paramount Pictures

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April Fool's Day Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 1/5

November 18, 2002
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

I've seen this film before...as an episode of The Golden Girls.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: D

May 3, 2005
Clint Morris
Film Threat

| Original Score: 1/5

May 6, 2005
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 21, 2005
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net

| Original Score: 2/5

November 12, 2002
Spence D.
IGN Movies

| Original Score: 2/5

January 24, 2004

Stupid

| Original Score: 1/5

July 8, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 13, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 0/5

June 11, 2008
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

There are much better 80's horror flicks to spend your money on, but April Fool's Day has enough jolts and twists to warrant a look.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 76/100

October 18, 2002
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the savviest examples of slasher film self-commentary in existence, beating Scream by a cool ten years and a half.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

April 1, 2012
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Classic horror cheese

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 26, 2002
Andreas Samuelson
Slasherpool

Compared to other similar 80s teen-flicks, this is a very fun and likable little film.

Full Review Source: Slasherpool | Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2004
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Even today, it holds up as a spooky, flirty entertainment, doing justice to the folly and mirth of its namesake holiday.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 3/4

October 9, 2008
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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May 20, 2003

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