Prank Films to Watch this Weekend

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

April Fools’ Day, who doesn’t like it other than fun-suckers, grumpy people, and people who need anger management. It is true, falling for the trickery of April Fools’ Day can lead to hurt feelings or anger. But those are usually at the extreme end of the spectrum unless it’s in a horror movie. Then it can be deadly. 

With April Fools’ Day this week, let’s pick some horror-fueled reminders that it’s often not the prankster who gets the last laugh. As usual, these are not in any form or manner in order, and I will keep them as spoiler-free as possible.

April Fool's Day 1986

Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend, but nothing is as it seems.

This is a fun one. A classic 80s slasher.

Carrie 1976, 2002, 2013

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Pick a year and go with it, they are all practically the same. 76 is my preferred film.

I Saw What You Did 1988, 1965 

A group of pranksters unintentionally get the attention of a serial killer who soon starts targeting them.

Yea it is a TV movie and a good remake of the original 1965. Plus it is an early role for Amanda from the Saw franchise.

Slaughter High 1986

Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge.

I’ve been on an 80s kick lately revisiting all those schlocky films of my youth we rented to watch on the weekends. 

The House on Sorority Row 1982, 2009

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters is stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.

Needful Things 1993

A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Should be called Prankful Things. 

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