1. Revisiting ‘Fantasy Island’: What to Watch  The New York Times
  2. 'Fantasy Island' gets a horror reboot, but it's not a trip worth taking  CNN
  3. ‘Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island’: Film Review  Variety
  4. Fantasy Island reboot feels like a Scooby Doo episode gone wrong  CNET
  5. Fantasy Island Reviews Are Up, See What Critics Are Saying  CinemaBlend
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With a new horror-tinged film version of “Fantasy Island” in theaters, a look back at some of the creepier episodes from the TV series.With a new horror-tinged film version of “Fantasy Island” in theaters, a look back at some of the creepier episodes from the TV series.

In its desperation to revive every scrap of dormant intellectual property, regardless of audience demand or interest, Hollywood has arrived at last to Fantasy Island. Maybe you remember Fantasy Island, though no one would blame you if you didn’t. Airing on ABC from 1977 until 1984, the Aaron Spelling TV series starred Ricardo Montalbán as the mysterious, white-clad overseer of an island that could magically grant visitors all the wildest fantasies that network Standards & Practices would allow. Despite a brief revival in 1998, the show hasn’t left much of a cultural footprint, which might explain how the intrepid haunted-house estate keepers of Blumhouse got their hands on the title. The hook of this new big-screen version, teased by a poster that makes the eponymous getaway look like a screaming skull, is that the supernatural undertones have been twisted into something unambiguously sinister. Still, “horror” is a stretch. To invoke that genre would be to deny the incongruous humor and melodrama fighting for real estate over a very long 110 minutes. It would also imply scares that stubbornly refuse to arrive, even once the island starts spitting out zombies, evil surgeons, and Michael Rooker. “Horror” is a stretch. The scares aren't there.

No fantasies will be fulfilled by Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island

A late-’70s TV show that hardly needed another reboot gets a horror-movie overhaul from the producer of 'Paranormal Activity.'A late-’70s TV show that hardly needed another reboot gets a horror-movie overhaul from the producer of 'Paranormal Activity.'

‘Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island’ Review – Variety

Spoiler-free: Desires may turn dark for guests on Fantasy Island, but the confusing plot and silly characters make this reboot feel more like a pointless parody.Spoiler-free: Desires may turn dark for guests on Fantasy Island, but the confusing plot and silly characters make this reboot feel more like a pointless parody.

Fantasy Island reboot feels like a Scooby Doo episode gone wrong - CNET

Fantasy Island Review - It's a dull, convoluted and wholly unscary mess of a film, and yet enjoyment can be found in its unintentional hilarity from start to finish.Fantasy Island Review - It's a dull, convoluted and wholly unscary mess of a film, and yet enjoyment can be found in its unintentional hilarity from start to finish.

Fantasy Island Review

Does it live up to your fantasies?Does it live up to your fantasies?

Fantasy Island Reviews Are Up, See What Critics Are Saying - CINEMABLEND

We interview Fantasy Island star Michael Peña about the film putting a horror spin on the property and Blumhouse's creative freedom.Our chat with the film's star.

Michael Peña Interview: Fantasy Island | Screen Rant

It isn’t particularly scary, but Blumhouse is more about hooks than real horrorIt isn’t particularly scary, but Blumhouse is more about hooks than real horror

Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island review: mercenary, disposable, shameless fun - Polygon

We interview Fantasy Island star Lucy Hale about what drew her to the project, working with Jeff Wadlow again, and her Riverdale spinoff.First Truth or Dare. Now this.

Lucy Hale Interview: Fantasy Island | Screen Rant

The Fantasy Island reboot throws the audience for a loop by revealing the deadly mastermind on this particular island trip isn't who we think it is.The Fantasy Island reboot throws the audience for a loop by revealing the deadly mastermind on this particular island trip isn't who we think it is.

Fantasy Island's Deadly Twist, Explained | CBR

We interview Fantasy Island director Jeff Wadlow about the research he did on the original show while developing Blumhouse's latest horror movie.Our chat with the film's director.

Jeff Wadlow Interview: Fantasy Island | Screen Rant

Lucy Hale is a busy woman with starring roles in two projects that premiere this month. And the 30-year-old actress is putting her most stylish foot forwards as she steps out to promote her work.Lucy Hale is a busy woman with starring roles in two projects that premiere this month. And the 30-year-old actress is putting her most stylish foot forwards as she steps out to promote her work.

Lucy Hale rocks a splash of color in polka dots as she promotes her new movie Fantasy Island in NYC  | Daily Mail Online

Michael Peña, star of the new "Fantasy Island" movie, is one of Hollywood's most successful Latino actors. He credits his parents' work ethic as an inspiration and his refusal to let stereotypes 'control' him. The star of the new "Fantasy Island" movie has made his mark in a tough industry. "It feels good to be part of a generation that’s making some change.”

The film's director, Jeff Wadlow, also opens up about filming in Fiji and sequel potential for the thriller. The film's director, Jeff Wadlow, also opens up about filming in Fiji and sequel potential for the thriller.

Lucy Hale Ruins Our Fantasies and Spills on Cruise Ship Bonding with Fantasy Island Cast | toofab.com

The film's director, Jeff Wadlow, also opens up about filming in Fiji and sequel potential for the thriller. The film's director, Jeff Wadlow, also opens up about filming in Fiji and sequel potential for the thriller.

Lucy Hale Ruins Our Fantasies and Spills on Cruise Ship Bonding with Fantasy Island Cast

Jeff Wadlow directs 'Fantasy Island,' another big-screen adaptation of a nearly forgotten TV series.Jeff Wadlow directs a big-screen, Jason Blum-produced adaptation of a nearly forgotten TV series.

'Fantasy Island' Review | Hollywood Reporter

Get to live out any fantasy of your choice on Fantasy Island.

Geek Review: Fantasy Island | Geek Culture

Blumhouse movie explains the island's powers too much, and not enough, and that's no funBlumhouse movie explains the island's powers too much, and not enough, and that's no fun

'Fantasy Island' Film Review: Cheesy Reboot Fantasizes It's a Feature Film

Fantasy Island movie review: The whole premise of Fantasy Island is what would happen if people got second chances. The only good ending would be if the film didn't get one.Fantasy Island movie review: The whole premise of Fantasy Island is what would happen if people got second chances. The only good ending would be if the film didn't get one.

Fantasy Island movie review: This Blumhouse film is a mess | Entertainment News,The Indian Express

For "Blumhouse's Fantasy Island," writer-director Jeff Wadlow and co-writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs transformed the classic '70s series into a modern horror nightmare.For "Blumhouse's Fantasy Island," writer-director Jeff Wadlow and co-writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs transformed the classic '70s series into a modern horror nightmare.

Why 'Fantasy Island' was rebooted as a big screen thriller - Los Angeles Times