The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who had 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.,
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he's looking for more than an apology.Written by
The killer's arming of himself with a hook is a reference to the urban legend "The Hook," which the four main characters recount at the beginning of the film around a campfire. According to Williamson, he wrote the scene as a way of indicating what was to come: "Basically what I was doing was I was setting the framework to say, 'Alright, audience: That's that legend. Now here's a new one.'" Unlike Williamson's screenplay for the film's contemporary, Scream (1996), which incorporated satire of the slasher film, I Know What You Did Last Summer was written more as a straightforward slasher film. Gillespie commented in 2008: "The joy of this film for me as a filmmaker was in taking [the] elements that we've seen before, and saying to the audience: 'Here's something you've seen before'--knowing that they're saying 'We've seen this before'--and still getting them to jump." Gillespie also claimed that he felt Williamson's screenplay did not resemble a "slasher horror movie," and that he saw it rather as simply "a really good story" with a morality tale embedded within it. See more »
(at around 45 mins) David Egan's obituary says he died on Wednesday July 5th 1997, but in 1997, July 5th was a Saturday. See more »
We're going home now and never, ever, under any circumstances known to God speak about this again is that clear? It is now merely a future therapy bill agreed?
I'll never mention it again.
We make a pact, right here and now we take this to our grave.
[Julie nods her head in agreement]
Don't you nod your head, you fuckin' say it.
[Barry runs and grabs Julie by the neck pushing her against the car]
We take this to our grave, let me hear it.
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German theatrical version was slightly cut to avoid a "Not under 18" rating. The uncut version has been released on VHS/DVD/Blu-ray. See more »
The Mid to late nineties was a great time for those that loved Slasher movies, Scream seemed to reignite a forgotten genre, many followed. One of the best that came in my opinion was I know what you did last Summer. On paper it sounds like all the rest, group of kids on the run from a mad man in a costume with a deadly weapon. There is however a whole lot more to this movie, firstly the direction, I'm watching this twenty years on, and I can't believe how slick it still looks, very well edited, beautifully shot, the use of music is excellent also. It's very well acted, I enjoyed watching Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jennifer Love Hewitt most of all. Some really great scares, less comedic then the delivery in Scream, this was more serious, more blunt. Very enjoyable.
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