APRIL FOOL’S DAY (1986)
Directed by: Fred Walton
Produced by: Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Written by: Danilo Bach
Starring: Jay Baker, Deborah Foreman, Deborah Goodrich
Ken Olandt, Griffin O’Neal
Released: March 27, 1986
**Originally posted on April 1st, 2014**
A group of 8 strangers, each with a terrible secret that they are hiding, are invited to a cottage for the weekend by a mysterious black mailer. Once they arrive, they soon realize that they are unable to leave the cottage. They all are trapped inside together.
A storm approaches and takes out the power. With no one to trust, and alone in the dark, one by one the party gets thinned out permanently. The killer is one of them, but WHO?
A murderous entity inhabits the cottage, and starts driving the 8 strangers further info madness. Apparitions appear all around them and get more and more powerful with each victim they claim.
The movie is a unique blend, of slasher and haunted horror.
Oh, and the ending is so out of this world, you can’t believe that you didn’t realize that the cottage was an alien spaceship (oops, SPOILER ALERT) — and you’re headed to their home world to be the dinner guests of honour…oh sorry, read that wrong…”you’re headed to their home
world TO BE dinner, and guests of honour get first choice of cut”.
A twist of fate arrives in a big way. A big HAIRY way as a 7ft tall furry stow-a-way is let loose on the captors . It seems the aliens didn’t realize that they had captured the savage Big Foot, instead of uncle Carmine. This movie is perhaps one of the greatest horror films from the past half-century, and is blood-curdling in it’s terrifying execution!
Nah, that’s all B.S. April Fool’s Day!