One of the best and most underrated slasher flicks to come out of the 80s. Horror fans seeking a gorefest will have to look elsewhere, as this plays out more like an Agatha Christie mystery than Friday the 13th. What makes April Fool's Day stand out are the terrific performances, smart script, and a surprising amount of humour. Director Fred Walton (When A Stranger Calls) and writer Danilo Bach (Beverly Hills Cop) bring a lot of style and fun to the movie, rather than exploitation and nastiness. The characters are well-developed, the cast is extremely likeable, there's plenty of suspense, and Charles Bernstein (A Nightmare on Elm Street) provides a terrifically creepy score. Like I said, if all you want are blood and guts, this isn't the horror flick for you. But if you actually appreciate witty writing, strong characters and atmospheric direction, you'll find a lot to love in April Fool's Day.