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

Monday, November 11, 2019 | News


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 in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).