I Know What You Did Last Summer — As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits--and apparently kills--a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They disp... more »ose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, but a year later somebody starts sending them letters bearing the warning "I Know What You Did Last Summer." At that point the panicked foursome becomes the target of an elusive serial killer whose disguise consists of a fisherman's slicker and a lethal ice hook. Part mystery and part slasher flick, this thriller was heavily hyped as a follow-up to Scream by screenwriter Kevin Williamson (who later created the TV series Dawson's Creek), and like Scream it's a showcase for a teenage cast including Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar. And while this shocker isn't as inspired as its predecessor, it's guaranteed to give its target audience a few good thrills as it dives toward a routine climax of mayhem and murder. Based (rather loosely) on the popular novel by Lois Duncan. --Jeff Shannon I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
There was so much story left to tell after I Know What You Did Last Summer that the filmmakers brought back all the beloved, surviving characters from the first film for this sequel. Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt), and Julie's white tank top (Jennifer Love Hewitt's white tank top) return to once again face a hook-wielding maniac. Not satisfied merely to repeat a theme, director Danny Cannon and screenwriter Trey Callaway add variation by introducing Karla (Brandy) as Julie's best friend in the whole wide world. Karla and Julie have won a summer trip to the Bahamas with their current infatuations but find that they've arrived at the start of the storm season and that their hotel "Do Not Disturb" signs should flip to say "R.I.P." One can only hope to hang just such a sign on this repetitive, tedious franchise, especially since this version is less scary than the price of beer in those little hotel-room refrigerators. Definite contender for Gratuitous T&A Shot of the Year (it's of Hewitt and that's not meant as a recommendation). --Keith Simanton« less
"I enjoyed watching these movies, the plot was not weak and it was very interesting with a few good scares. The first movie brings you something fresh and fun (yet scary) to watch. It's great to try and find out the conclusion and be scared at the same time. A great horror movie with a great story is how I can describe the first movie.
The second movie is such a good follow-up that I couldn't decide which one I liked better at first. The scenes are interesting and it's not the exact same thing as the first. It was strong in bringing up something new. I loved watching the cast run for their lives as they discover that a murderer is close, chasing each person down. The ending is pleasantly satisfying.
I would suggest you buy this collection because both of the movies include great fun and great scares, it's a very nice collection."
A Cult Horror Movie
Kenneth | Stony Point, NY United States | 01/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an awesome two movie set-up. Even if the movies weren't scary. I don't care what any of you say, the first one was awesome. Its like one of those movies you could quote any line, from. I mean you got Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah MG, Freddie Prinze Jr, Ryan Phillipe. Its an awesome cast. The second wasn't as good, but hey its still worth watching. And Jack Black is in it, how could you go wrong.I reccomend this movie for people who liked Urban Legends, SCREAM, Idle Hands, and all those other Horror movies from the late 90s. Its essential. Plus Kevin Williamson (Scream; Dawson's Creek) wrote the movie."
Great movies. The fisherman (Hook Dude) is cool
Serrell Ross | 10/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great films. Both of these films are definately worth adding to ones DVD collection. The killer in these movies is a much scarrier than others like Jason and Freddy. The hook guy is something that could actually happen. Jason, Pinhead and Freddy are great villians, but they are based on the supernatural. A guy in a trench coat, rain hat and sporting a BIG HOOK is feasable, and that is what makes these movies scarry. All the actors do great in their perfomances in these movies. Just check em out. They are not as hokey as the Scream movies and hold your attention much better than the Urban Legend movies. They are the perfect mix of all the elements that make a good horror movie."
Where's Number 3?
nerminator | Bristol,England | 03/31/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"All I can say, is that these two films are two of the best. There's lots of gore, lots of shots of cleavage, and most importantly, lots of JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT! When I went to see the first film, I left my local multiplex breathless. Now I am the first to admit that I always have a smart comment, but this film was an exeption. It was great! The second film was a great film that built on every good aspect of the first. All I can say is BUY THESE FILMS NOW!"
5 for 1, 3 for 2
Ron | Jersey | 02/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed the original movie. Tons of great actors, and interesting story, and enough twists to keep things interesting. The second movie was more of a typical killer chasing someone an entire movie with a twist at the end. This is a nice set, 2 movies for just a little above what you would pay for 1. If you enjoyed the Scream movies and things like Urban Legends, then this one should be right up your alley."