Scream scripter Kevin Williamson turns in another hip horror outing with this spine-tingling suspenser in which four teens involved in a fatal accident toss their victim's body into the sea and agree to keep the events a secret. One year later, though, a mysterious hook-wielding figure has come looking for revenge. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze, Jr. star. 101 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailer. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
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 dispose 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 Scream
, 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