Plot:

After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim’s body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he’s looking for more than an apology.

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  • eric
    Eric

    I became a huge fan of this movie the first time I saw it, which led to me reading Lois Duncan’s book! The book was far better, but this is still a great horror movie! Four teenagers accidentally hit a man with their car, and then make the mistake of deciding to tell no one. Their reasoning is understandable; they feel guilty about their actions, and they fear the consequences. Their secret remains hidden for only a year before they discover the hard way just how nightmarish those consequences may be. The terror begins with a simple, anonymous note to Julie, one whose single sentence conveys a terrifying message to her: I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. At first, Barry, another member of their group dismisses it as a joke… until things become even more frightening with other sinister incidents. As the situation escalates, the friends quickly realize that whoever knows their secret is stalking them. They also soon realize the culprit started his campaign of terror exactly one week before the one year anniversary of that terrible night. They now understand that they have only until that day to find out who is after them in order to bring the nightmare to an end. If you read the book, you realize the filmmakers didn’t have to turn this into a slasher movie for it to be a good movie. It’s clearly not what Lois Duncan’s book was, and having read it, I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it was a great book that had none of the bloody, gory violence usually found in most slasher movies. Still, that’s what you get when you watch this movie, and it ultimately doesn’t hurt the movie at all. In fact, this chiller actually has far less bloodletting than you would typically find in a slasher movie, relying much more on suspense and mystery to tell its story, which is a real tribute to Duncan’s fine novel, regardless of the fact that the two are so different from one another that it’s like night and day. The killings in this movie are exceptionally well done, only being as bloody as they need to be in order to satisfy any horror fans looking for a bloody good time. Kevin Williamson, the mastermind who wrote Scream, creates the kind of screenplay that, in the hands of director Jim Gillespie, results in a scare fest that delivers smart, taut plotting, terror and tension, humor, and surprises, leading the story to a nerve-shattering climax. The acting was great, a real showcase for its cast, which included Freddie Prinze, Jr., Ryan Phillippe, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Wonderful job by makeup effects crew of making those death scenes seem quite gruesome, yet subtle. Although it’s not close enough to the book to seem anything like it, this suspenseful terrifying haunter is well worth seeing by anyone looking not only for a good slasher, but also for a suspenseful mystery that keeps you guessing! I am a huge fan of both this movie AND Lois Duncan’s books, and there is one other compliment I can honestly give to both. When someone adapts a book into a movie that has nothing in common with the book, other than the premise, it’s simply an accident of good fortune if the movie is good enough to be a success. When a good movie is so different from the source material, and the material itself is a good book, the two can stand on their own and be appreciated by themselves.

  • eric
    Eric

    I really loved watching this movie when it was new! It’s the reason I read Lois Duncan’s book. And even though the book was far better, this remains a terrifying film! Recommended to all horror fans!