April Fool's Day

Synopsis: A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, they turn up dead. Yet, are they really dead? Or is it just part of some very real and cruel April Fool's jokes? The hostess, Muffy, is the only one who apparently knows what's going on. But then again, is it really her doing the killing?
Genre: Horror, Mystery
89 min

- Go! Go!

- Oh, um...

Hi... My name is

Mary O'Reilly O'Toole O'Shea and...

Don't be nervous.

Somewhere out there

is the island my friend Muffy owns.

It's spring break and she's invited us

over there for the weekend.

We're waiting for the ferry

to take us there.

- Yes?

- I don't know what else to say.

Why don't you tell us

something about yourself?

- All right. Something about myself.

- Yeah.

I want to work

with handicapped children.

My parents are my best friends.

And I start convent school

next semester.

And I f*** on the first date.

April Fool!

Nikki, baby, you're outrageous!

Now get out of here, knucklehead.

All right, try Kit.

- How about you?

- I pass.

- Arch?

- Skip.

Where are you?

- Come on, help me out.

- Yeah...

Yeah, sure.

I f*** on the first date.

We did on the first date.

Didn't we, honey? He's an animal.

- Need any help down there?

- No, Clara, thanks.

I'm just straightening up. I don't

think I've worked so hard in my life!

Sure you don't want me to stay?

There'll be nobody to help

till the ferry on Monday.

No. Clara, you're a peach.

This one's mine.

I told my father I'd do it

and I will, my way.

We don't want him to have any excuses.

All right, then. Have a nice party.

Nice? It's going to be better than nice.

It's going to be bloody unforgettable!

Good luck!

Here comes the ferry.

- Is this the ferry to the St John house?

- Yeah, any second now.

Good! I didn't know if this was right.

- Let me help you. Kit Graham.

- Nan Youngblood.

That's Nikki Brashears.

Are you planning on staying a while?

No, it's just some work for finals

when we get back.

- You don't know how far behind I am.

- Hi! I got it.

Hi. Arch Cummings. I've seen you.

Jewett Hall, right?

Chaz Vyshinsky.

You've got great legs.

Chaz, Arch already has her bags.

I only met Muffy this term.

In Drama Society.

I volunteered to do their costumes.

I like to sew.

- Did you see her in "Ghosts"?

- No.

She was wonderful.

She's so talented.

Yeah, she is.

Guy, your fly is open and your

Hostess Twinkie is hanging out.

- Come on if you're coming!

- We're still waiting for someone.

This is my last run of the week.

I don't get paid overtime.

But this is the only way over.

If he misses this one, how is he...

Wait up!

Go! Go! Go!

Sorry, guys. Nik, Chaz, hi.

Rob Ferris.

- Hi.

- Hi.

Hi. Harvey "Hal" Edison Jr.

Call me Hal.

Only my folks call me Harve

and I can't stand it.

- Sure is pretty here, isn't it?

- You're friends with Muffy St John?

Sure am.

We sit together in Econ 3.45.

I let her copy

my marginal utility curves.

- Oh, I get it. That's a joke.

- Harve.

Hal... Springsteen! Still the boss!

Let's go. We don't have all day.

- You all buddies?

- Except for Skip and Nan.

- Them we just met.

- But we will be.

Careful, though. Skip is Muffy's cousin.

- No kidding!

- Distant. Over the horizon.


I wouldn't have been invited.

- She doesn't mix family with friends.

- True, as long as I've known her.

To protect her family, I guess.

No, to keep her friends.

- Choose your weapons, big guy.

- What's this?

- You up for a game of Stretch?

- OK.

- Skip, your fly's open.

- Eat it!

Ah, Rob!

Your fly is open.

OK, don't believe me.

Oh, nice.

We're off.


First round, the Champ!

You know what I find amazing?

Muffy's her real name.

I'm Harvey, but they call me Hal.

Muffy must stand for something. Muffin?

Muff-child, Moffo the Muffster,

Muffin' Stuff...

Muff dive.

- Hi, what are you reading?

- Milton's "Paradise Lost".

For Professor Russo's course

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Danilo Bach

Danilo Bach (born March 1, 1944) is an American screenwriter and film producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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