When some North Carolina teens flatten a stranger with their car, they leave him for dead and try to get on with their lives. He returns to give ’em, uh, the hook (literally) — the gore is leavened by some much-needed laughs. The well-known cast includes Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe.
Rating: 5 out of 10
Hard to believe, but this movie is 14 years old now. Old school!
This movie had a lot of young talent in it, with Hewitt, Gellar and Phillippe. Althought Freddie Prinze Jr. is laughably bad in this. His delivery is pure cheese. But as my wife said, “He was soooo handsome!” Bad actors who are good looking are nothing new to teen horror flicks. And this one is no different, with plenty of cliches – like a killer who always always behind victims who run at full speed and yet never seem to get away.
I really enjoyed this one when I was high school-aged and saw it in the theater with a group of friends. It’s really a perfect movie for that demographic. The films followed on the heels are the excellent horror flick “Scream,” which revived horror movies. This is not nearly as good, but it’s fun enough despite it’s obvious flaws. There are holes in the storyline you could fit a small country through, but the nostalgia factor is high enough that “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is worth pulling out on a dark night winter night with some friends.