I Know What You Did Last Summer
As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year later somebody starts sending them letters bearing the warning "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
Kevin Williamson, hot off of the success of his screenplay for Wes Craven’s Scream, here adapted the Lois Duncan novel with mixed results.
A bunch of pretty teenagers in a coastal fishing town run over a man in the road and try to cover it up. Not a wise move at the best of times, even more so now as the victim, a hook wielding fisherman, is coming to get them.
And that’s pretty much it. Williamson adds some humour into the play, while director Jim Gillespie plays his shock tactics well and keeps the pretty young cast annoying enough for us to want to see the fisherman guy enact revenge.
It sadly gets away from itself in the last quarter once the stalker is revealed, and in truth there’s very little imagination gone into the whole pic. But it’s a decent night in with beer and popcorn for those after a short sharp shock type horror. 6/10
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|I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)|
|Rating: 5.7/10 (115,707 votes)
Director: Jim Gillespie
Writer: Lois Duncan (novel) Kevin Williamson (screenplay)
Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt Sarah Michelle Gellar Ryan Phillippe Freddie Prinze Jr.
Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Horror Mystery Thriller
Released: 17 Oct 1997
|Plot: After a nasty accident, four friends begin to drift apart. One year later Julie James gets a anonymous message and then a slicker wearing, hook wielding killer begins to rip apart her life.|