I Know What You Did Last Summer (film series)
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (18)
D: Jim Gillespie
Columbia/Mandalay (Neal H. Moritz, Erik Feig & Stokely Chaffin)
W: Kevin Williamson [based on the novel by Lois Duncan]
DP: Denis Crossan
Ed: Steve Mirkovich
Mus: John Debney
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Julie James), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Helen Shivers), Ryan Philippe (Barry Cox), Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Ray Bronson), Anne Heche (Missy Egan)
The late 1990's saw the rise of a new screenwriter, Kevin Williamson, who created the TV show 'Dawson's Creek', as well as penning 1996 horror movie Scream (qv), a part-satirical look at horror films and brought some much needed freshness to the genre.
His Scream follow-up, I Know What You Did Last Summer, is merely a return to the usual cliches, mixing the slasher sub-genre with a standard revenge flick, starring a group of dumbass teens who hit someone with their car, cover it up, and then find themselves picked off one by one a year later. It's rather enioyable for the duration, but not particularly memorable, with acting, characters and dialogue no better than the average you'd expect.
I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (18)
D: Danny Cannon
Columbia/Mandalay (Neal H. Moritz, Erik Feig, Stokely Chaffin & William S. Beasley)
W: Trey Callaway [based on characters created by Lois Duncan]
DP: Vernon Layton
Ed: Peck Prior
Mus: John Frizzell
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Julie James), Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Ray Bronson), Brandy Norwood (Karla Wilson), Mekhi Phifer (Tyrell Wilson), Muse Watson (Ben Willis)
Poor sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer with the same clichés and virtually the same dumbass characters, the only difference is that it's set at a holiday camp in the Caribbean because, well, why the hell not? The cast and crew wanted a free holiday, it would seem.
Jennifer Love Hewitt and her chums win the holiday when she phones a radio call-in show with the (incorrect) answer. They then swan about in paradise, singing karaoke and getting drunk, before their vacation turns into a nightmare when a serial killer pursues them.
Not only is this film stupid, it's insultingly stupid. Only recommended to those who don't know what the capital of Brazil is.