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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)



Critic Consensus: Boring, predictable, and bereft of thrills or chills, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is exactly the kind of rehash that gives horror sequels a bad name.

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I Know What You Did Last Summer was one of the two teenaged horror movies responsible for bringing the horror genre into the 90's (the other being Wes Craven's Scream). Both of those films came from the pen of screenwriter Kevin Williamson, and both of them generated sequels. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is the continuation of Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a tortured college co-ed who accidentally almost killed a man and left him for dead one night. One year later, that man, named Ben Willis, came back to kill all of Julie's friends. Now, another year later, she still suffers from nightmares over the horrible incidents. When Julie's roommate Kate (Brandy) wins an all-expenses paid trip to the Bahamas on a radio promotion by guessing the capital of Brazil, she decides to take her roommate Julie, her boyfriend (Mekhi Phifer), and their new friend (Matthew Settle) on the retreat. Once there, they discover that besides being the rainy season, they were also followed by Julie's nemesis who is still seeking revenge. Slowly the islanders turn up murdered, leaving Julie no choice but to explain her past actions to her friends and fight to stay alive. It will entail the final showdown between her and Ben Willis once and for all.

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Brandy Norwood
as Karla Wilson
Freddie Prinze Jr.
as Ray Bronson
Mekhi Phifer
as Tyrell Martin
Muse Watson
as Benjamin Willis/Fisherman
Matthew Settle
as Will Benson
Jeffrey Combs
as Mr. Brooks
Benjamin Brown
as Darick the Dockhand
Red West
as Paulsen
Mark Boone Jr.
as Pawn Shop Owner
Dan Priest
as Professor
Sylvia Short
as Old Woman
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Critic Reviews for I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (13)

This followup to last year's successful teens-in-jeopardy opus piles on the chills, thrills and body count.

April 3, 2009

Our enjoyment is supposed to lie in making fun of the obvious red herrings, contrived opportunities to show cleavage, melodramatic dialogue, gullible characters, and inevitable to-be-continued ending.

January 5, 2007 | Full Review…

Irredeemably dire.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Neither Trey Callaway, who wrote the script, nor Danny Cannon, who directed the sequel, bring any new ideas to the genre. Cut 'em some slack: That surely was their marching orders.

July 21, 2005

It's not a bad film for what it is.

November 15, 2002 | Full Review…
Top Critic

When Bad Things Happen to Stupid People might have been a better title.

June 18, 2002 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a poorly made sequel to a very poor film. Both films are pointless with bad acting, story and poor attempts at scaring the audience. Teen horror films were crap for the exception of Scream. This sequel proves that much. This is a bad film with nothing entertaining about it. The cast is terrible and the story is a plain joke. It's no wonder that most of the cast are forgotten nowadays because they suck at acting. This is yet another bad attempt at cashing on an original film that wasn't good in the first place. This is a film that scrapes the bottom of the barrel and lingers around trying to figure out what it wants to do. This is one of the worst horror films ever made, and I've seen some bad ones and, this film just takes it to a whole new low. A terrible, misconstructed film that has nothing going on, maybe except to bore the hell out of the audience. It's no wonder why these films are in the discount bin of so many retail stores. They're terrible. If you love horror, don't watch this travesty. These films represent the lowest point in horror history along with others such as Urban Legends. This is simply a poorly made horror film that should be avoided by every fan of the genre.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Just stop.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

It was alright, but the original was much better.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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