Movies like April Fool's Day

If you like "April Fool's Day" you are looking for scary, suspenseful and humorous movies about / with slasher, murder, island, holiday horror, hanging, serial killer and gory themes of Horror and Mystery genre shot in USA or Canada.
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April Fool's Day (1986)
 6.2
 15K
April Fool's Day (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 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.
Style: scary, suspenseful, humorous, rough, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, island, holiday horror, hanging, serial killer, gory, teenage life, crimes, mind game, deadly, supernatural, twists & turns, plot twist, police investigation, mad scientist, college, youth, party, teenager, blood, cult, friendship, camp, sex ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to April Fool's Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, suspense and surprise ending films with plots about slasher, murder, deadly, gory, serial killer, crimes and violence mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like April Fool's Day: Urban Legend (1998), Sorority Row (2009), Happy Birthday to Me (1981), Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), Terror Train (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 61K
Urban Legend (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There's a campus killer on the loose who's making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, urban legend, college, murder, death, strangulation, serial murder, gory, deadly, hanging, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
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100%
 5.1
 29K
Sorority Row (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, ...
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: college, slasher, best friends, blood, college life, dormitory, serial murder, prank, stalking, serial killer, college graduate, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, teenager, secret, fisherman, characters killed one by one, mystery, buried truth, revenge, urban legend, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, serial killer, college, school, gory, vengeance, birthday, birthday party, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, urban legend, serial killer, masked killer, college, murder, teenage life, who done it, gory, psychopath, rivalry, college life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Unfinished business with coed Julie James brings the murderer to the Bahamas to terrorize her and her friends, Karla, Tyrell and Will, during a vacation. Can Ray Bronson who survived a bloody attack alongside Julie two summers ago, get to the island ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, murder, island, resort, serial killer, danger, woman in danger, deadly, killer, survival, attempted murder, offscreen killing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1988, 80s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 10K
Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, college, masked killer, psychopath, train, slasher, party, prank, stalking, revenge, youth, danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, killing spree, miner, valentine's day, danger, youth, brutality, revenge, violence, small town ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.9
 26K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, woman in danger, serial killer, valentine's day, murder, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, gory, school, violence against women, success ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Slaughterhouse Massacre (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Follow the story of several attractive teenagers as they try to have a fun time in a slaughter house after dark...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slasher, uncover truth, murder, gory, psychopath, crimes, ghost, youth, supernatural, serial killer, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, slasher, serial murder, serial killer, murder, psychopath, stalking, crimes, mystery, psycho murderer, crazy, gore ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Splatter University (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Style: scary, enigmatic, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, university, college, mental institution, school, slasher, violence, mystery, crimes, deadly, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, monster, supernatural, gory, mass murder, chase, scarecrow, death, danger, strong violent content, deadly, slasher killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 158K
Scream 2 (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, college, mask, masked killer, serial murder, crimes, wannabe, psychopath, film within a film, mystery killer, pursuit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 120K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, maniac, serial killer, camp, drowning, teenager, danger, fear, gory, cult, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1958, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
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Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, who done it, murder, small town, danger, teenage life, psychopath, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 128K
Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, post modern ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, serial murder, crimes, mystery killer, psychopath, woman in danger, mask, slasher, rescue, gory, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.6
 124K
Scream 3 (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, masked killer, hollywood, crimes, murder, mystery killer, serial murder, filmmaking, isolation, wannabe, mask ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Return to Horror High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about these events - on location, at the now abandoned school. Since ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, high school, slasher, murder, gore, filmmaking, screenwriter, gory, supernatural, psychopath, who done it ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 27K
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, murder, summer camp, rivalry, serial killer, shyness, danger, youth, teenage life, violence, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 19K
The Gallows (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, murder, dead teenager, tragedy, teenage life, supernatural, social relations, crimes, deadly, found footage, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a night out on the town turns into a nightmare, six young college students must fight for their lives as a killer hunts them down.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, spring break, vengeance, woman in danger, deadly, gory, crimes, youth, danger, stalking, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Drive In Massacre (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, slasher, police detective, violence, law enforcement, crimes, danger, stalking, deadly, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 2K
Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, teenage life, gory, deadly, slasher, small town, female serial killer, teenage girl, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, mask, slasher, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental institution, teenager, child in peril, psychopath, killing spree, knife murder, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, masked man, murder, small town, small town life, crimes, strong sexual content, haunted by the past, danger, teenage life ...
Time: year 1946, year 1976, year 2013
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 1K
Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, youth, danger, police officer, violence, deadly, violence spree, kids in trouble, in the woods, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Initiation (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kelly, a young woman, has been plagued by nightmares of a burning man her entire life. Upon entering college, she pledges a sorority that forces them to perform an initiation night prank. With several of her friends, she breaks into a store and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, sexy, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, ritual, psychopath, prank, psycho killer, serial killer, sorority, fraternity, violence, danger, haunted by the past, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Gothic (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, slasher, necrophilia, isolated house, murder, crimes, supernatural, gory, psychopath, serial killer, ghost, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%