To most people outside of the USA and under a certain age the name Fantasy Island means, well it means absolutely nothing but therein lies the genius of this horror reimagining of the original cult 70’s TV series.
The Harper family are not alone. At least thats what it seems like when strange things start happening in their house. Pictures disappear, the TV switches on and the record player starts playing. Is it a haunting, a stalker or something far more disturbing?
Following the sensationally scary Ringu (1998) and Kairo aka Pulse (2001) Chakushin ari also known as One Missed Call combines a slick supernatural story with an accurate critique of our obsession with technology that is far ahead of its time, all the while totally terrifying the audience.
Deadly Manor aka Savage Lust is directed by Spanish horror helmer José Ramón Larraz and after being disappointed by his earlier efforts in so so slasher Edge of the Axe I have to admit I didn’t hold up much hope for this. Turns out however I was totally wrong