• ‘Fantasy Island' Review: Stay Far, Far Away From Blumhouse's Horror Getaway

    8 days ago - By Slash Film

    Fantasy Island , the late '70s/early '80s TV series that made the catchphrase “The plane! The plane!” wildly popular, heads to the big screen thanks to the fright masters at Blumhouse. As is their want, Blumhouse has warped the show into a horror movie - a move that's not entirely unprecedented. The original show had plenty of supernatural elements - there was even an episode featuring the Devil. And the old adage of “be careful what you wish for” has been exploited time and time again for scary purposes, from W. W. Jacobs's classic short story “The Monkey's Paw” to the Wishmaster and...
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  • ‘Blumhouse's Fantasy Island' Review: The Pain, the Pain

    ‘Blumhouse's Fantasy Island' Review: The Pain, the Pain

    8 days ago - By NY Times

    Just when you think they've rebooted everything, this horror film version of a once-popular series comes along.
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  • ‘Fantasy Island' Film Review: Cheesy Reboot Fantasizes It's a Feature Film

    8 days ago - By The Wrap

    On TV's “Fantasy Island” , guests flew in for what they imagined would be fun and fulfillment but were subjected to what turned out to be hard-won life lessons. Audiences turning up for the new feature film version in the hopes of either fun or fulfillment will similarly go home empty-handed.
    If this new movie - referred to in some circles as “Blumhouse's Fantasy Island” - were a pilot for a TV reboot, it would come off as overwrought and underwritten but still possibly on the right track for a revived anthology series. As a movie, those flaws are magnified to the size of the silver...
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  • Review: 'Fantasy Island' movie squanders premise on thrill-free horror

    8 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    Visitors to a magical "Fantasy Island" see their fantasies take dark turns in this horror film based on the classic TV series.
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  • Why Blumhouse flipped the '70s TV classic 'Fantasy Island' into a modern thriller

    8 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    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.
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