Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
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What's the Matter with Kids?/Island of Horrors 

A famous children's-book author and his wife, who are childless, want to adopt the perfect offspring; and a woman searching for her missing fiancé winds up facing far more than she bargained for.

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Stuart Wharton
Danielle Aubry ...
Woman in Tweed
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Dr. Richard Yates
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Boy / Patrick
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Erica Nelson
Randolph Mantooth
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A famous children's-book author and his wife, who are childless, want to adopt the perfect offspring; and a woman searching for her missing fiancé winds up facing far more than she bargained for.

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16 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Part Salem's Lot, part Night Stalker, and part Pac-Man
8 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've read my earlier reviews, you may or may not know that my preference for this show is the darker segments that appear, but not often enough for my appetite. The better and darker story here, called "Island of Horrors", was almost exactly what I hope for when watching this program. It had elements of horror, especially the eerie bright eyes of the "zombies", which almost looks like any vampire from "Salem's Lot", from 4 years earlier. The familiar faces here include Gayle Hunnicutt, Chris Connelly, Jared Martin, and a cameo from Cassandra Peterson, famously remembered as Elvira. Another cool scene had these things rising from their graves, which was both corny and creepy, but still was enough for me to recommend to a fan looking for the same creep factor as me. Lastly, the "Night Stalker" reference, although I'm not certain if this influenced this segment, was when Mr. Rourke mentions pouring a special type of salt into her man's mouth to cure him. The other story starred a real husband and wife team(Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows)as a couple looking for the "perfect" child, although it was Stuart(Allen)pushing this idea on his wife. An interesting note has this perfect child, played by Sebastian Dungan, actually married to a man in real life. I'm not so sure this is what Stuart had in mind as a "perfect" child. I thought Justin Henry did a decent job of playing "imperfect" Andy, who likes "Pac-Man", but who's not what Stuart really wants, but his wife certainly does. Andy has the Adam Rich haircut thing going on too, plus he's easy to feel pity for. Obviously, I prefer the earlier segment, but the latter one wasn't too shabby either.


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