By far the worst of the recent horror remakes to be spat out of Hollywood's use-it-up-and-wear-it-out machine of taking slasher 'classics' and changing everything but the title. The 1986 original 'April Fool's Day' was a polished and fun comic-slasher-mystery with a game cast of some semi-knowns playing better than usual character roles as college kids being offed one by one during a Spring Break visit to the island home of their rich friend Muffy.
Fast-forward to the cynical CGI days of 2008 and we're introduced to a collective of absolutely unlikeable rich kids at a debutante party where a planned prank by Queen Bee Taylor Cole goes awry, resulting in the death of a young woman. One year later, those involved are invited to meet at her grave where they are informed that each of them will die during the course of the day unless the person responsible turns themselves in.
Cue suspicion, arguing and a string of bloodless, unexciting demises for the most nasty, self-involved set of OC-clones you'll ever have the misfortune to encounter on film. The requisite twist can be seen lumbering across the horizon by the learned viewer and it's - excuse the pun - executed so lazily that it produces laughter over horror.
There's no heart in this rehash, directed by the aptly named 'Butcher Brothers', and populated by a group of charisma-bypass thesps, including Scout Taylor-Compton, who was bad enough trying to fill Jamie Lee Curtis' shoes in the 'Halloween' redux, here she is no better as the probable heroine. A truly obnoxious production with nothing to offer.