The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.
Jennifer Love Hewitt,
Freddie Prinze Jr.,
A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.
Famke Janssen revealed in 2016 that she has never actually seen this film, partly because she didn't want to see her character's on-screen fate. See more »
(at around 1h 13 mins) During the big football game they show people holding up letters that spell "Kill" the second line of people have the second "L" upside down but in the next scene it's corrected. See more »
You got to pick up the line. God damn it! Get off the fucking field you limp ass blow jobs!
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The female teacher who was decapitated only to have her alien-controlled head rejoin her body, is seen (also very much alive) wearing a scarf around her neck, presumably to hide the scar. See more »
Herrington High School in Ohio has the usual groups of disaffected youths
the jock, the goth, the geek, the prom-queen, the drop out etc. However
they are not the only ones acting out of the ordinary the teaching staff
all seem to be acting out of the ordinary drinking water, acting sinister.
Geeky Casey has the idea that the staff have been infected, taken over by
aliens using their bodies as hosts. Casey's theory spreads to a group of
students who decide to take a stand.
Oh my God an enjoyable and quite clever teen movie! Something must be
wrong! The plot is basically a teen twist on The Invasion of the Body
Snatchers, but is filled with clever references and jokes related to sci-fi.
This makes it stand out from other teen movies in that it cleverly plays
with the usual stereotypes and makes them feel fresh. The group itself is
close to the usual group that learns to get along and accept each other (a
la Breakfast Club) except here they get along through drugs and the battle
The director is better known for his big OTT action stuff but here he does a
good job with a slow build up and a real feeling of paranoia. Of course
it's not as good as the actual Body Snatchers but it still has a real good
feeling of fear and tension. The effects are good but Rodriguez uses them
sparingly for the most part helping the mood of uncertainty and
The cast are all good. The teens play the stereotypes well but they are
outshone by the adults who all get to ham it up in sinister roles. Many of
the adults are wasted in minor roles Hayek for one is barely in it, and
MacDonald deserves more than a few minutes. Patrick is very good
considering that it could have easily been his T2 role again running in
that distinctive way etc, but he is suitably sinister. Janssen is also good
transforming from a shy flower into her usual vamp. Cameos from Usher,
Summer Phoenix and a seemingly pointless role for Harry Knowles (he's been
bought!) don't spoil this.
Overall as a sci-fi horror it's pretty good if not great there are better
films around. But as a teen movie it is head and shoulders above the rest
of this rather sorry genre and has enough tension, drama and references to
be very enjoyable.
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