Fantasy Island is a horror spin-off the 70s/80s television franchise. When a group of ‘winners’ are dropped off on Fantasy Island, they have no idea what’s in store for them. The enigmatic and elusive Mr Roarke heads up the luxury hotel and tells them that they need to let their fantasy play out to their natural conclusion.
Unfortunately, the members quickly realise that their fantasy doesn’t always turn out how they were expecting or that there were strings attached. Different fantasies on one tiny island start to compete for the limited staff and resources.
The story has potential, but there are holes throughout the script. There are some cringe-worthy moments that really needed to be cut. The horror starts too soon and quickly becomes ineffective in parts. The whole film needs a little more subtleness and could have done with a major re-edit.
I was left with a ton of unanswered questions. Is a natural conclusion that you should not wish for your fantasies to become true, and that real life is sometimes better? In conclusion, the characters are almost begging to be taken home and so am I.
It’s my fantasy that you see this film in the comfort of your own home, so that you can switch to something else if you don’t like it. Fantasy Island quickly becomes a nightmare.
About Fantasy Island
In Blumhouse’s new spin on Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.
Directed by Jeff Wadlow, Fantasy Island is written by Jeff Wadlow & Chris Roach & Jillian Jacobs and is produced by Jason Blum and Marc Toberoff. Directed by: Jeff Wadlow Written by: Jeff Wadlow & Chris Roach & Jillian Jacobs Based upon the Television Series Created by: Gene Levitt Produced by: Jason Blum Marc Toberoff Executive Produced by: Jeff Wadlow Couper Samuelson Jeanette Volturno Cast: Michael Peña Maggie Q Lucy Hale Austin Stowell Portia Doubleday Jimmy O. Yang Ryan Hansen And Michael Rooker