Aaron Spelling produced a staggering number of television shows during the course of the 70’s. His productions included iconic TV series, like “Dynasty”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Fantasy Island” and “The Love Boat”, as well as some of the best-remembered (if not necessarily the best) TV movies, including Crowhaven Farm, The Daughters of Joshua Cabe and The Boy in the Plastic Bubble . Not everything he touched turned to television gold, but even some of his less successful productions are still memorable (does the phrase “Football — you bet!” ring a bell?).
1978’s Cruise Into Terror is one of the misfires. The script seems like somebody stuffed an issue of the National Enquirer in a blender… but the formidable all-star cast makes the resulting mess much more entertaining than it has any right to be.