Review Date: April 13, 1998
Director: Jim Gillespie
Writer: Kevin Williamson
Producers: Stokely Chaffin, Erik Feig, Neal H. Moritz
Jennifer Love Hewitt as Julie James
Freddie Prinze Jr. as Ray Bronson
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Helen Shivers
Ryan Phillippe as Barry Cox
I was never bored by this story, since it unfolded as it went, and allowed the viewer to continually keep guessing on the perpetrator's identity. That puzzle was fun, as was the costume in which the murderer exterminated his victims (fisherman's outfit, complete with hook...always seemed kind of eerie to me). The young, hip cast was adequate, with Hewitt doing her best Alyssa Milano impression, and Heche pulling off an excellent hick from the boonies. I must say that I was surprised to find no blatant T&A shots present in this movie, although the two female stars did sport enough tight shirts to cut the circulation in any movie-watcher's system.
The down side was that much like in SCREAM, the murderer did just seem to be around when the main cast was present, and always seemed to disappear (a bit too conveniently at times) when anyone else appeared. That aside, the movie intensified as it went on, charged through a quick 90 minutes, and left enough room for one and all to look forward to another hip, young sequel in the future, tentatively entitled I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (5/10). Warm those nachos...here I come !!!