I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

Written by Trey Callaway instead of Kevin Williamson (who was busy with writing  Dawson’s Creek, The Faculty, Halloween H20 and Scream 3 while directing Teaching Mrs. Tingle), this sequel takes the survivors of the first film — Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.) — and places their relationship in peril with Julie away at college and their lives all over again when her roommate Karla (Brandy) wins a vacation to Bahamas, despite getting the trivia question wrong.

If you think, hey, this is all a trap, now you know why a hook handed killer has never menaced your life. At least I hope.

This film has more in common with the inspiration for Lois Duncan’s original I Know What You Did Last Summer, as a new boy comes between everyone. That woudl either be Will (Matthew Settle) or Tyrell (Mekhi Phifer).

The funniest part of this for me is that Jack Black has a cameo — before Jack Black became a thing — as a stoner that works on the vacation island. His part is every drug reference in movies ever, a totally unbelievable part, all played by someone who would soon be on the A-list. Speaking of cameos, look, there’s Jeffrey Combs! And hey! They’re watching Curse of the Demon, making you wish you could shut this movie off and watch that superior movie!

Somehow, director Danny Cannon was still permitted to make movies after Judge Dredd. He’d follow this film — which was a big success — with work on CSIGotham and Pennyworth.

This is also one of three — maybe four — movies that i watched over this young adult week where someone was trapped inside a tanning bed. How did this trope show up in so many films? Who was first? Man, now I have something new to write about.

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