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Thomas F Wilson steals the show in April Fools Day
on 21 September 2015
Popular girl invites some of her friends to her lake retreat home for some fun. But one by one they are getting despatched, or is just an April Fools? Movie mostly works because the screenplay for what is essentially a slasher movie is well above average.
Director Fred Walton went on to make countless whodunnit mystery thrillers and was the director for the pilot episode of the 1980s version of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Characters as in so many of these 80s movies are likeable and Friday the 13th fans will recognize Amy Steel who played the hero Ginny in Part 2. But stealing the show is Thomas F Wilson, who went to playing Biff in Back to the Future to this movie. Wilson comes over like he's having a ball playing his character and has plenty of comedic moments, a career he would undertake alongside being an actor.
Aside from all that April Fools Day chugs along though the second half of the movie feels like filler time, a fun movie that can be watched by teenagers before venturing into the real deal.