From 1977-1984, Fantasy Island followed Mr Roarke and Tattoo at their remote tropical island where people could live out their fantasises for a price. Now Blumhouse Productions – the company behind Get Out, The Purge and Us – have put a horror spin on the classic TV series for a new movie.
Fantasy Island’s trailer sees Lucy Hale’s Melanie arrive at the mysterious resort where she hopes to get revenge on a childhood bully.
However, it’s not long before the guests’ requests become nightmares, possibly because they’re needed to be part of others’ fantasies.
The teaser certainly has that Get Out creepy vibe, where audiences are left feeling unneeded by the true intentions of Michael Pena’s Mr Roarke.
Just what could his true intentions be?
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The film’s official synopsis reads: “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.”
Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum also produced Jordan Peele’s Us earlier this year, which could get a sequel.
A spin-off might be the right move rather than a direct sequel then; perhaps like how M Night Shyamalan’s Split was a secret spin-off to Unbreakable.
However, Peele is busy hosting the new reboot of The Twilight Zone for now. While he’s also producing a spiritual sequel to horror classic Candyman, having been producer on Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman.
Any way would the sequel be called? Us Too? Hopefully not.
Us currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93%.
The critical consensus reading: “With Jordan Peele’s second inventive, ambitious horror film, we have seen how to beat the sophomore jinx, and it is Us.”
Express.co.uk wrote: “Beneath the bloody horror and entertaining action, Us has an intelligent and thoughtful subtext just like Get Out, one that proves the film’s anything but a trashy gore-fest.
“These themes, especially the last one, take you along one path before making you second guess yourself, leaving you ever pondering and reflective well after the credits have rolled.”
Fantasy Island is released in UK cinemas on February 14, 2020.