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Be careful what you wish for in trailer for Blumhouse’s “FANTASY ISLAND”

Monday, November 11, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Leave it to Blumhouse to find the darker side of a TV classic: The trailer for the horror factory’s take on FANTASY ISLAND has hit the web.

FANTASY ISLAND touches down in theaters next Valentine’s Day (i.e., February 14, 2020) from Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures. Jeff Wadlow, who helmed Blumhouse’s TRUTH OR DARE, directs from a script he wrote with Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs, and the cast is headed by Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen and Michael Rooker. The synopsis: “The enigmatic Mr. Roarke [Peña] 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.” But where’s Tattoo?

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.