History Film / IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer

18th Jan '17 7:33:05 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Elsa, Helen's sister, is described as very unattractive throughout the book. In the movie, she's just as pretty as Helen is. Elsa was written as plain looking in the script; the director decided that if Helen is gorgeous, Elsa should be too.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: AdaptationalAttractiveness:
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Elsa, Helen's sister, is described as very unattractive throughout the book. In the movie, she's just as pretty as Helen is. Elsa was written as plain looking in the script; the director decided that if Helen is gorgeous, Elsa should be too.too.
** Julie has a moment in the book where she notices her mother going grey-haired, and her hands looking very old. None of this is shown in the film, and her mother looks quite youthful.



* AssholeVictim: The fine details are up for debate, but this is a slasher film that actually attempts to justify all the various teenagers getting killed; a hit-and-run probably doesn't deserve a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, but it's not the usual innocent batch of campers either.

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* AssholeVictim: The fine details are up for debate, but this is a slasher film that actually attempts to justify all the various teenagers getting killed; a hit-and-run probably doesn't deserve a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, but it's not the usual innocent batch of campers either. [[spoiler: It's then revealed that the man they hit had just committed a murder himself, and didn't die when they dumped the body in the sea]].



* BlackSpot

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* BlackSpotBlackSpot: Julie receives a note saying "I know what you did last summer". [[spoiler: A similar note being found in David Egan's belongings tips her off that he wasn't the man they hit]].



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: [[spoiler: Barry and Helen]] are the ones who dump the body in the river, and they're the ones who die.



* FanService: Jennifer Love Hewitt in that tank top she wears for the final third of the first film.
** Also her wiggling around in the tanning bed in the second.

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* FanService: FallenPrincess: Helen appears to be such. She's implied to be a popular girl at school, and wins the local beauty pageant at the start. There's also cheerleading memorabilia in her room. But her plans to make it as an actress in New York fail, she and Barry split up and she's reduced to working in a department store.
* FanService:
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Jennifer Love Hewitt in that tank top she wears for the final third of the first film.
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film. And her wiggling around in the tanning bed in the second.sequel.
** Sarah Michelle Gellar also walks around wearing hot pants in the second act.
** Ryan Phillippe gets a gratuitous ShirtlessScene at the gym.



* FollowTheLeader: A film about GenreSavvy teens being murdered, following the success of ''Scream''



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Helen and Elsa.

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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Helen and Elsa.Elsa, far more so than in the book. Elsa is more obviously the smart sister - in a prominent position at the family department store, more business savvy and [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses she wears glasses]]. Helen is the pretty sister naturally.



* ItWasHereISwear: Used repeatedly (and relentlessly). The most egregious example is the dead body and 400 crabs stowed in the trunk of one character, only to disappear equally suddenly.
** Not only does the body and crabs disappear within minutes, but the trunk's carpet is also pristine clean.

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* {{Irony}}: When dumping the body, Barry says to pretend he's a serial killer and they're doing everyone a favour. [[spoiler: It turns out he's ''right'']].
* ItWasHereISwear: Used repeatedly (and relentlessly). The most egregious example is the dead body and 400 crabs stowed in the trunk of one character, only to disappear equally suddenly.
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suddenly. Not only does the body and crabs disappear within minutes, but the trunk's carpet is also pristine clean.



* NotQuiteDead: The Fisherman.
* OffScreenTeleportation

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* NotQuiteDead: The Fisherman.
Fisherman shows signs of movement right before they dump the body. [[spoiler: It turns out he lived after all]].
* OffScreenTeleportationOffScreenTeleportation: Max's body vanishes from the trunk of Julie's car. Although given that she ran the rest of the way to Helen's house, had to explain what happened to the other two and then walk back - it does give the killer ''some'' time to move it if he was following Julie from her house. And if Helen's house is further away than we assume from when Julie gets out of the car. [[spoiler: The killer however inexplicably appears out of nowhere to kill Helen when she escapes from the department store]].



* PeekabooCorpse: [[spoiler: Helen on ice.]]

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* PeekabooCorpse: [[spoiler: Helen and Barry on ice.]]



* PunnyName: Will Benson, [[spoiler: who was the son of the previous killer, Ben.]]
** Its even lampshaded.

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* PunnyName: Will Benson, [[spoiler: who was the son of the previous killer, Ben.]]
** Its
]] It's even lampshaded.



* SassyBlackWoman: Julie's college roommate in the first film.
* TheStinger: Someone is still trying to kill Jennifer Love Hewitt at the end of the sequel. According to Part 3, it's the Fisherman himself. After Jennifer killed him, he came back as a ghostly entity that looks like a zombie.

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* SacrificialLamb: Max, whose death was added in re-shoots, after filmmakers realised they needed to show that the killer posed a threat.
* SassyBlackWoman: Julie's college roommate Deb in the first film.
* SpicyLatina: Nancy in the second film is this merged with AloofDarkHairedGirl.
* TheStinger: Someone is still trying to kill Jennifer Love Hewitt Julie at the end of the sequel. According to Part 3, it's the Fisherman himself. After Jennifer Julie killed him, he came back as a ghostly entity that looks like a zombie.


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* TokenMinorityCouple: In the second film, there's Julie and Ray (white), and Julie is also involved with Will (white). Karla and Tyrell are the BetaCouple, and they're both black.
6th Jan '17 11:31:50 PM pepsimax
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''I Know What You Did Last Summer'' (1997) is a horror/slasher film very loosely based on [[Literature/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer the novel of the same name]] by Creator/LoisDuncan, starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, and Ryan Phillippe. The screenplay was written by Kevin Williamson, one of the writers of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''.

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''I Know What You Did Last Summer'' (1997) is a horror/slasher film very loosely based on [[Literature/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer the novel of the same name]] by Creator/LoisDuncan, starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, and Ryan Phillippe. The screenplay was written by Kevin Williamson, one of the writers of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''.
24th Mar '16 2:49:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: When the girls go to visit the family of the man they killed, Helen says "[[SilenceoftheLambs Jodie Foster tried this and a serial killer answered the door.]]"

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* GenreSavvy: When the girls go to visit the family of the man they killed, Helen says "[[SilenceoftheLambs "[[Film/TheSilenceoftheLambs Jodie Foster tried this and a serial killer answered the door.]]"
24th Mar '16 2:48:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: Ben Willis, the Fisherman from ''I Know What You Did Last Summer'', was originally a revenge-driven killer who used a hook as his WeaponOfChoice. By the time of ''I'll Allways Know What You Did Last Summer'' he's apparently become an undead ghost/living memory still driven to kill.
6th Mar '16 6:28:27 PM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Else, Helen's sister, is described as very unattractive throughout the book. In the movie, she's just as pretty as Helen is.
** Elsa was written as plain looking in the script; the director decided that if Helen is gorgeous, Elsa should be too.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: A minor example. Elsa in the book is an overweight bitter girl who's jealous of Helen's beauty and easy success - she has to work long hours and still lives at home, while Helen gets a cushy job as a weather girl and is able to afford a nice apartment. In the movie Elsa is just as beautiful, and Helen has a failed attempt at becoming an actress and gets reduced to working in the family department store. So Elsa's jealousy and dislike of Helen isn't really explained.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Else, Elsa, Helen's sister, is described as very unattractive throughout the book. In the movie, she's just as pretty as Helen is.
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is. Elsa was written as plain looking in the script; the director decided that if Helen is gorgeous, Elsa should be too.



* JerkJock: Barry

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* JerkJock: BarryBarry, but more so in the book. He was a football player and goes to college on scholarship. In the movie he's only shown at the gym once.
29th Jan '16 8:08:56 PM Sharlee
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* CondensationClue: Or possibly Cendensation Sequel Hook: the writing on the fogged-up shower stall glass at the end of the first film, Foreshadowing the second film's title.
4th Aug '15 5:30:44 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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''I Know What You Did Last Summer'' (1997) is a horror/slasher film very loosely based on the novel of the same name by Creator/LoisDuncan, starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Ryan Phillippe. The screenplay was written by Kevin Williamson, one of the writers of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''.

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''I Know What You Did Last Summer'' (1997) is a horror/slasher film very loosely based on [[Literature/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer the novel of the same name name]] by Creator/LoisDuncan, starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, and Ryan Phillippe. The screenplay was written by Kevin Williamson, one of the writers of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''.
4th Aug '15 5:28:02 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* TheCastShowoff: Jennifer Love Hewitt singing karaoke in the sequel. In addition to acting, Hewitt was also a pop star, enjoying a fair degree of success in, of all places, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Japan]].



* InNameOnly: The book and the first film share only character names and a hit-and-run that sets the plot in motion. Everything else is night-and-day; the Duncan novel is a mystery/drama, the film is a slasher.
** The third film is this to the first two as besides [[spoiler:lacking any of the other characters besides the Fisherman]] it [[GenreShift shifts into]] outright supernatural horror.

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* InNameOnly: InNameOnly:
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The book and the first film share only character names and a hit-and-run that sets the plot in motion. Everything else is night-and-day; night-and-day -- the Duncan novel is a mystery/drama, mystery/drama [[spoiler:in which none of the main characters die]], while the film is a slasher.
** The third film is this to the first two two, as besides [[spoiler:lacking any of the other characters besides the Fisherman]] Fisherman]], it [[GenreShift shifts into]] outright supernatural horror.
1st Aug '15 5:47:54 AM TheUsualSuspect
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* PreMortemOneLiner: In the second film:
-->'''Julie''': Just. Fucking. Die!
** In the third film:

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* PreMortemOneLiner: In the second film:
-->'''Julie''': Just. Fucking. Die!
** In the
third film:


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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: In the second film:
-->'''Julie''': Just *Gunshot* Fucking *Gunshot* Die!
19th Jun '15 8:10:59 AM smalltime
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* ComplexityAddiction: In the second film the Fisherman creates a fake radio contest just to lure the kids to a remote island.
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