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Blumhouse's Fantasy Island

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2020
  • Jeff Wadlow
  • 108 mins
  • 15

Summary

Horror starring Michael Peña, Lucy Hale and Maggie Q. The mysterious Mr Roarke tells the guests arriving at his remote island that he can make their secret fantasies come true. However, the results may not turn out quite the way they hoped.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Blumhouse, the Scare Factory du jour (The Purge, Insidious, Happy Death Day) gives the camp 1970s-80s TV series a tedious horror spin that, while initially somewhat intriguing in concept, gets more ridiculous and convoluted as it goes on. After winning a weekend getaway contest, five people arrive at a luxury resort. There they meet the mysterious Mr Roarke (Michael Peña), who has arranged for their wildest fantasies to come true. Ranging from school bully revenge and heroism to second chances and hedonistic excess, it's only when these dream desires start connecting nightmarishly, and Michael Rooker pops out of the jungle in wasted appearances to point them towards the truth, that the visitors realise something's wrong. Comatose direction by Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare) turns the comedy leaden, the horror perfunctory and the twists stupefying. But the Fiji locations and neat homages to the original show are quite nice...

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Credits

Cast

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Mr Roarke Michael Pena
Gwen OlsenMaggie Q
Melanie ColeLucy Hale
Patrick SullivanAustin Stowell
Brax WeaverJimmy O Yang
Sloane MaddisonPortia Doubleday
JD WeaverRyan Hansen
DamonMichael Rooker
Devil FaceKim Coates
JuliaParisa Fitz-Henley
ChastityCharlotte McKinney

Crew

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DirectorJeff Wadlow

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony
Released on
2020-03-06
Guidance
Threat and gore
Formats
Colour
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