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Lucy Hale was all in when she read the script for the horror film "Fantasy Island."Lucy Hale was all in when she read the script for the horror film "Fantasy Island."

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

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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

Fantasy Island is a complete waste of time from beginning to end.Fantasy Island is a complete waste of time from beginning to end.

Fantasy Island Review – /Film

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

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

Against all odds, the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie wasn’t even this week’s most desperate attempt to bring an old brand into multiplexes.Against all odds, the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie wasn’t this week’s most desperate attempt to bring an old brand into multiplexes.

Fantasy Island Review: Awful Blumhouse Reboot Is a Total Nightmare | IndieWire

Just when you think they’ve rebooted everything, this horror film version of a once-popular series comes along.Just when you think they’ve rebooted everything, this horror film version of a once-popular series comes along.

What was once a hit '70s TV series is now a supernatural horror movie from the masterminds at Blumhouse. Is it worth a visit, or should viewers book themselves a different destination? Read our Fantasy Island review for the answers.What was once a hit '70s TV series is now a supernatural horror movie from the masterminds at Blumhouse. Is it worth a visit, or should viewers book themselves a different destination? Read our Fantasy Island review for the answers.

Fantasy Island review: A trip not worth taking

 Fantasy Island is really all I ever needed it to be. It embraces the source material in the end, even it takes some time to get there. Fantasy Island is really all I ever needed it to be. It embraces the source material in the end, even it takes some time to get there.

Fantasy Island (2020) Review – But Why Tho? A Geek Community

Contrived and loony, it feels like someone planted about a half-dozen different scripts all over this Fantasy Island.Contrived and loony, it feels like someone planted about a half-dozen different scripts all over this Fantasy Island.

Blumhouse’s ‘Fantasy Island’ review — not worth the trek to the multiplex - Chicago Sun-Times

For seven seasons that ran from 1977-1984, the hugely popular TV series Fantasy Island brought guests to a mysterious resort island to live out their greatFor seven seasons that ran from 1977-1984, the hugely popular TV series Fantasy Island brought guests to a mysterious resort island to live out their great

[Review] Painfully Dull ‘Fantasy Island’ Is an Uninspired Getaway Devoid of Scares - Bloody Disgusting

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

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

Movie producer Jason Blum was thrilled as a child by the ABC series 'Fantasy Island,' which aired in the late ’70s and early ’80sMovie producer Jason Blum was thrilled as a child by the ABC series 'Fantasy Island,' which aired in the late ’70s and early ’80s

‘Fantasy Island’ gets a modern horror retooling

Yes, it's true, there's a new horror movie version of 'Fantasy Island' coming out, but there's no way it can be better than the TV show was.Yes, it’s true, there’s a new horror movie version of ’Fantasy Island’ coming out, but there’s no way it can be better than the TV show was.

Wait, There's A ‘Fantasy Island’ Horror Movie Coming Out This Weekend?

Visitors to a magical island see their fantasies take dark turns in this horror film based on the classic TV series.Visitors to a magical "Fantasy Island" see their fantasies take dark turns in this horror film based on the classic TV series.

Review: ‘Fantasy Island’ movie reboot is thrill-free horror - Los Angeles Times

In 'Fantasy Island,' a horror-movie reboot of the Seventies-era TV series, thrills and chills are scarce. Peter Travers' zero-star reviewIn 'Fantasy Island,' a horror-movie reboot of the Seventies-era TV series, thrills and chills are scarce. Peter Travers' zero-star review

'Fantasy Island' Review: A Nightmare of a Reboot - Rolling Stone

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