FANTASY ISLAND was a very successful television show that ran on ABC between 1977 to 1984. Starring Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize, the show had guest stars that played characters that came to the island to live a supernatural fantasy that they had always hoped for. Some would learn a lesson while others would get closure from their demons. Now in 2020, Blumhouse has released a re-imagining of the TV show into a horror film.
A group of folks won a contest for a trip to Fantasy Island. When they arrive, the are met by their host, Mr. Roarke (Michael Pena). After his guests inform him of their wish, he sets them off on their fantasy. Soon each guest is surrounded by wonders they could only dream of, however, soon things begin to turn darker. And they begin to wonder if there is something more going on than just a vacation.
FANTASY ISLAND is directed by Jeff Wadlow, most known for the Blumhouse film TRUTH OR DARE (2018). His latest Blumhouse film received rotten reviews but FANTASY ISLAND all the same was profitable. Was it as bad as the critics said? Dark Discussions takes a look and gives their thoughts.