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Fantasy Island: New Horror Film Ends With Epic Twist

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Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true in ‘Fantasy Island’, but unfortunately for them, their fantasies quickly turn into their worst nightmares. It sounds like my kind of movie - nightmares and all.

Have you ever wished that your deepest, darkest desires would come true for you? Who hasn't right? Well, that’s exactly what happened for several lucky guests at Roarke’s Michael Peña luxurious, yet remote tropical resort, in Sony’s new movie, Fantasy Island. But what the guests quickly learned, was that you should be careful what you wish for. 

Anyway, upon arriving at the resort, Melanie Lucy Hale, Elena Maggie Q, Bradley Ryan Hansen, Brax Jimmy O. Yang, and Randall Austin Stowell thought they were in for the time of their lives, but what they immediately learned, was that not everything is always as great as it seems. Isn't that the truth?

This movie is a horror adaptation of the popular TV show about a magical island resort. So, even though the original series was a bit creepy at times, and I loved the original for this reason, this film took things to a whole new level, and scared us, as we’ve never been scared before. And to think I had this whole idea for a film adaption made up in my head all along. Just kidding. Do not get me wrong but I have seen better horror, however, this was a little unique and different. I believe this is what attracted me to it in the first place. I love different versions of films. And it least it was not all about kids getting killed, like so many of the same King movies out there. As you already know, I am not a big fan of killing kids - Leave them the hell alone.

Oh, and don’t even get me started on all the twists, and turns, that this movie takes. And I mean that in the best way possible. 

As each moment passed by — including that huge, OMFG twist at the end — we found ourselves on the edge of our seats, waiting to see what would happen next. Nothing was predictable, and the action was pretty fast-paced, so this movie isn’t a slow burn like some other horror flicks out there right now, cough, The Turning cough.

Also, the movie deals with a lot of issues that most people can relate to — getting bullied, regretfully breaking up with someone, suffering the loss of a parent, etc. — so it’s hard not to feel for these characters upon learning more about their personal lives. 

Heck, even the seemingly evil Roarke doesn’t seem to bad by the end of the film. And that’s possibly a consequence of excellent storytelling here. So props and kudos to the writers, for literally fleshing out these characters, enough so that we care about them — even the evil ones. And isn’t that what truly makes a good villain? Someone that you love to hate and hate to love.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a fun date movie or just an enjoyable time out with friends, you need to check out this film. 

It’s also produced by Jason Blum‘s, Blumhouse Productions. So, that’s pretty much an additional indication that Fantasy Island is a must-see movie. Jason’s production company is also responsible for producing us gems like Getting Out, Halloween, Truth Or Dare, Ma, Happy Death Day, and so many more. Do yourself a favor, and watch this movie! You won’t regret it.