5 visitors at a far flung holiday lodge in finding their fantasies are changing into nightmares in Sony Photos’ big-screen reboot of Myth Island, in line with the fashionable TV sequence of the similar identify that ran from 1977-1984. This 21st-century replace performs up the horror sides and has been touted as a pass between Westworld and The Cabin within the Woods—most likely with a bit little bit of Misplaced thrown in for just right measure. Sadly, the movie fails to seize any of the weather that made the ones works uniquely interesting, and the result’s a muddled mishmash of drained tropes and yawn-inducing plot twists you’ll see coming from miles away.
(Gentle spoilers under the gallery.)
Myth Island was once all the time a fantastic storytelling idea, regardless of its cheesier components. It appears, author Aaron Spelling pitched the sequence to ABC executives as a funny story once they’d rejected all his different concepts—and the community liked the speculation. The ultra-urbane Ricardo Montalban performed the speeding Mr. Roarke, owner of the titular island, offering visitors the risk to are living out their fantasies for an appropriate worth. He was once aided by way of his trusty sidekick Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize). Each episode opened with Tattoo shouting the catchphrase, “Ze aircraft! Ze aircraft!” and ringing a bell within the island’s primary tower as visitors arrived.