I Know What You Did Last Summer is the TV adaptation of a movie from over 20 years ago which wasn’t that brilliant in the first place.
It begins with Lennon (a woman’s name? Seriously?), played by Madison Iseman, standing looking out to sea, then driving along to the place she was at… get this… last summer.
It’s been a year since she was last there, but on her arrival, and checking into her room, she opens the wardrobe with the mirror revealing the words of the title, along with blood from something as yet unseen spilling all over the floor.
The action then goes back to… last summer, where she meets up with her sister, Alison (played by the same actress), who’s just about to graduate, and it was odd that they’ve made the girls look too similar, given that they have the same hairstyle AND the same clothes! Come on, man! Make an effort!
However, after a drunken graduation party, Lennon and a group of other kids are in a car which runs a particular individual over, and there’s the dilemma of what to do with the body afterwards.. and then that year on, the dead person is seemingly making it sound like they’re still alive and that… they know what they did last summer.
In a spoiler section below (since it wasn’t shown in the trailer), I’ll name the person who was killed, but all that I can say without spoilers is that I’m not wowed by this and I’ll try a second epsiode, but I can’t see myself watching more.
UPDATE: I’ve since watched the second episode, and since everything has to be dragged out to several episodes, apart from around 5-10 minutes each episode so far, this is largely a tedious soap opera more than a horror.
Initially, four episodes have been released, with new ones being added weekly.
I Know What You Did Last Summer is now streaming on Amazon Prime, but is not yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.
Episode 1 Score: 2/10
Episode 2 Score: 2/10
Director: Craig William Macneill
Creator: Sara Goodman
Writers: Sara Goodman, Chaconne Martin-Berkowicz
Novel: Lois Duncan
Music: Drum & Lace, Ian Hultquist
Lennon / Alison: Madison Iseman
Bruce: Bill Heck
Margot: Brianne Tju
Dylan: Ezekiel Goodman
Riley: Ashley Moore
Johnny: Sebastian Amoruso
Lyla: Fiona Rene
Courtney: Cassie Beck
Clara: Brooke Bloom
Mel Gilbert: Sonya Balmores
Hannah Scanlon: Danielle Delaunay
Dale: Spencer Sutherland
Eric Craft: Duncan Kamakana
Bill: Joe Toro
Kyle: Jason Lee Hoy
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