Watch The New Trailer For ‘Fantasy Island’: A Campy 1970s TV Series Turned Horror Film

Watch The New Trailer For 'Fantasy Island'_ A Campy 1970s TV Series Turned Horror Film
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  • Blumhouse Productions is releasing a new horror film ‘Fantasy Island.’
  • It is from the original ’70s TV series of the same name, but with a modern horror twist.
  • The film is under the direction of Jeff Wadlow.


Director Jeff Wadlow is now making a horror film come to life. Fantasy Island is the name of the new film, derived from the 1970s TV series of the same name. The show was about a magical resort that granted their guests any of their wishes, on one condition. The screenplay will be by Wadlow with Jillian Jacobs and Christopher Roach. Casting so far includes Maggie Q, Michael Peña, Portia Doubleday, Lucy Hale, Ryan Hansen, and Kim Coates.

The film’s first trailer is out and it looks like nothing short of a thrill. “We were brought here to be a part of something else,” one of the characters says in the trailer. A modern twist on a ’70s classic, many fans of the original series will be surprised and maybe even spooked with this new film.


This ‘Fantasy Island’ horror film is definitely a twist to the original

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Fantasy Island horror film / Sony Pictures Releasing

The film’s official synopsis states, “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.”

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The film is by Blumhouse Productions, a notable production company for horror films. The most recent ones include Black Christmas, Always Shine, and The Invisible Man. Also part of the Blumhouse films includes the Halloween sequels, including Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. Another Blumhouse film is a new addition to the Purge franchise. Check out the trailer for Fantasy Island below!

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