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I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

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Kevin Williamson scripted this thriller, an adaptation of Lois Duncan's novel about four teens involved in a hit-and-run incident. High school senior Julie is driving with friends when their car hits a fisherman. Assuming he's dead, they throw him in the water. Later they panic after an anonymous note arrives. It simply says, "I know what you did last summer." (In Duncan's book, the teens hit a small boy on a bicycle instead of a fisherman.)more
Rating: R (For strong horror violence and language)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Kevin Williamson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 7, 2001
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

Ryan Phillippe
as Barry Cox
Freddie Prinze Jr.
as Ray Bronson
Muse Watson
as Benjamin Willis
Anne Heche
as Melissa Egan
Stuart Greer
as Officer
Deborah Hobart
as Mrs. James
Mary McMillan
as Mrs. Cox
Dan Albright
as Sheriff
Lynda A. Clark
as Pageant Official
Shea Broom
as Contestant No. 1
John Bennes
as Old Man
Jennifer Bland
as Contestant No. 2
Jonathan Quint
as David Egan
Mary Neva Huff
as Band Member
David Lee Hartman
as Band Member
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Critic Reviews for I Know What You Did Last Summer

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (13)

...competent but uninspired...

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A smart, sharply drawn genre film with a moral center and a solid cast.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

...fun, energetic and fairly scary.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The payoff is less effective. It involves several teen-scream modules, such as the $1.98 Startle Effect; the Hand on the Shoulder; and the Is He Dead Yet? gambit.

January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Predictably, the derivative title here is a jumping-off point for another derivative slasher-revenge pic.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Remember all those terrible slasher flicks from the '80s? This could be one of them. It certainly ain't no Scream.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for I Know What You Did Last Summer

Yawn. So there's a group of teenagers, they kill someone, that someone comes back ... are you bored yet? Yeah me to. The classic mix of screaming beauties, testosterone riddled jocks and slightly outcast plain people running around convincing themselves that anything they do for the 90 minutes this movie lasts matters in the slightest to anyone. One of my least favorite movies ever, and certainly not what one would deem "horror".

theunknownhobo
Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer

It wasn't that good.....but it wasn't bad eighter

TheGame90
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

1996 onwards saw the great Teen horror boom made famous by Wes Craven's Scream. A year later, they decided to create this mess and basically using the template of Scream as guide on creating a new trend of hip and cool horror films. Well these "horror" films fail to capture the essence of old school horror. Scream is an exception because it had so many homage's and clichés to the genre that it was fun to watch. But this? This is pure trash. Semi decent idea for a story ruined by a poor cast, acting and directing. I Know What You Did Last Summer is a poor excuse for a horror film, and I've never seen anything as bad as this. Yeah, ok maybe Urban Legends and its equally dreadful sequel. I Know What You Did Last Summer is a poorly executed horror film that should be avoided by every horror fan. This film is just a poor attempt at cashing in on the success of Scream, at least Scream was fun, but this film is plainly bad. The actors here are forgettable and they pathetic in their attempt at "acting". This was one of the worst years for so called "horror" films. This is a stupid piece of garbage that the only reason it was marketed to teens is because they would think it would be cool. Well, these films haven't stood the test of time like the horror gems of the past.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

I Know What You Did Last Summer Quotes

Barry Cox: We don't have time for your shit, you understand?
– Submitted by Rawballs B (3 years ago)
Barry Cox: Nobody drives my car but me, you got that shit smear?
– Submitted by SailorMoon797 F (3 years ago)
Julie James: I hate this, I really hate this. Your gonna go and your gonna fall for some head-shaven, black-wearin, tattoo-covered, body-piercing philosophy student.
Ray Bronson: That sounds attractive.
– Submitted by SailorMoon797 F (3 years ago)
Ray Bronson: I never knew her breasts were so... ample.
– Submitted by SailorMoon797 F (3 years ago)

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