Four teens go out partying during the last summer before they set off the conquer the world. While driving back from the beach, the driver is distracted by the drunk asshole hanging out the sunroof screaming his brains out and they run some dude over. So what do they do? Call the coppers and risk ruining their lives or just dump the motherfucker in the ocean? They decide on option #2, but unfortunately right as they're tossing the dude in the ocean...he's still alive! Yikes! Shit happens and they make a pact to never tell anybody ever. That works out alright for a little while, then the bodies start showing up. And by "bodies" I mean five total.
If you're looking for a badass horror movie then go watch
because IKWYDLS is pure 90's teen soap opera cheese with some horror elements
tossed in. It's awesome. After the tragic event, Jennifer Love Hewitt gets
all guilt-ridden and haggard looking; shit-talkin Ryan Phillippe doesn't become
the big football star like he was boasting; Buffy Summers doesn't go to NYC and
has to get a job at a department store and Freddie Prinze, Jr. ends up working
on a fishing boat. Ohhh, so sad! And if all that wasn't crappy enough, now some
dude in a fisherman jacket starts killing people with a big hook. Life just
Compared to other cheesy 90's teen horror movies like
URBAN LEGEND, IKWYDLS is a little bit more light-weight (I'm surprised it got an R rating),
but I have a soft spot for it because it stars a "Buffy"-era Sarah Michelle
Gellar! I'm guessing she filmed this between Seasons 1 and 2. The two things
that bothered me the most (besides the lack of violence and nudity) was JLH's
god-awful screaming and the killer's almost supernatural abilities...the gym
locker room scene and the cleaning up of the car trunk are the two biggest
things that made me think "Bullshit!".
Worth watching if you're into this sort of thing, but don't expect anything
profound. It's pure junk food for the brain.
Part 2 - I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Part 3 - I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006)