History YMMV / IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer

14th Sep '16 6:57:56 AM fearlessnikki
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: With regards to Elsa in the book. Although she's jealous towards Helen, there are the occasional PetTheDog moments - and Helen even thinks back to a "rare moment of sisterly friendliness" when Elsa suggested they move in together. That raises the question of whether Elsa wishes to mend the rift between her and Helen - or she's just TheSociopath who wants to impose on her.
* ContestedSequel: The second movie has a lot of fans who feel it's an improvement over the first - namely characters like Karla and Nancy proving to be popular, and the setting to still be interesting. Others find it a step down, with a lot of IdiotBall going around and plenty of {{Narm}} in the twists. Fans like to pretend the third movie doesn't exist, but the second is still treated as canon.



** The DreadfulMusician performing during the second Croaker Queen pageant looks uncannily like Reese Witherspoon - Ryan Phillippe's eventual wife, and his and Sarah Michelle Gellar's co-stars in ''Film/CruelIntentions''. In both films, he gets hit by a car too.



* MoralEventHorizon: The teens in the first movie, as they decide to throw the body into the ocean to avoid going to jail for DUI and vehicular manslaughter. The JerkJock ''really'' crosses the line because [[spoiler:he dives in after the body, to make sure it stays sunk. While there, he's the only one who sees the EyeAwaken of the victim, ''meaning he KNOWS that the victim is still alive''! He just swims away, then pressures the others to keep the secret when they start to relent.]]
** Of course, the victim had [[spoiler: just come back from committing a murder himself, so it's not like he's entirely innocent.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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The teens in the first movie, as they decide to throw the body into the ocean to avoid going to jail for DUI and vehicular manslaughter. The JerkJock ''really'' crosses the line because [[spoiler:he dives in after the body, to make sure it stays sunk. While there, he's the only one who sees the EyeAwaken of the victim, ''meaning he KNOWS that the victim is still alive''! He just swims away, then pressures the others to keep the secret when they start to relent.]]
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]] Of course, the victim had [[spoiler: just come back from committing a murder himself, so it's not like he's entirely innocent.]]



* TheScrappy: Barry, basically being an ''very'' unbearable JerkAss.

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* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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Barry, basically being an ''very'' unbearable JerkAss.JerkAss. He's a ''little'' better in the movie where he's not as much of a {{Hypocrite}} and [[spoiler: dies trying to protect Helen]]. But still not very likeable.
** Tyrell in the second film is pretty much the same, and is equally disliked.



* WhatAnIdiot: Barry knows someone wants to kill him. Said person even tried to run him over. So what does he do? Why, he ends up going up to a dark, secluded balcony all by himself.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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Barry knows someone wants to kill him. Said person even tried to run him over. So what does he do? Why, he ends up going up to a dark, secluded balcony all by himself.



** And in the second film, Julie is trapped in a tanning bed that's been turned up to the highest setting. When her friends discover her, they immediately set about trying to bash the bed open. None of them thinks of unplugging it first so Julie doesn't burn to death.
*** There's also Julie going into the tanning bed in the first place and Willis merely trapping her in it. By this point, she had been certain something was wrong, but she leaves herself in a completely vulnerable state anyway. And the guy who has gone to all of this trouble to get her on the island and kill her just continues to play the kind of games that ended up costing him a hand.

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** And in the second film, Julie is trapped in a tanning bed that's been turned up to the highest setting. When her friends discover her, they immediately set about trying to bash the bed open. None of them thinks of unplugging it first so Julie doesn't burn to death.
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death. There's also Julie going into the tanning bed in the first place and Willis merely trapping her in it. By this point, she had been certain something was wrong, but she leaves herself in a completely vulnerable state anyway. And the guy who has gone to all of this trouble to get her on the island and kill her just continues to play the kind of games that ended up costing him a hand.
16th Aug '16 7:34:40 AM SpideyTerry
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*** There's also Julie going into the tanning bed in the first place and Willis merely trapping her in it. By this point, she had been certain something was wrong, but she leaves herself in a completely vulnerable state anyway. And the guy who has gone to all of this trouble to get her on the island and kill her just continues to play the kind of games that ended up costing him a hand.
18th Jul '16 6:08:56 AM Tyk5919
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** The second movie has a girl [[Film/FinalDestination3 getting trapped inside of a tanning bed]].
6th Feb '16 12:22:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* MagnumOpus: The scene where the killer chases Helen through the department store and into the street outside is widely considered to be one of the best SlasherMovie chase scenes of all time.
18th Dec '15 9:58:29 AM Beast
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* TheScrappy: Ray, basically being an ''very'' unbearable JerkAss.

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* TheScrappy: Ray, Barry, basically being an ''very'' unbearable JerkAss.
10th Nov '15 11:05:59 AM erforce
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* MagnumOpus: The scene where the killer chases Helen through the department store and into the street outside is widely considered to be one of the best SlasherFilm chase scenes of all time.

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* MagnumOpus: The scene where the killer chases Helen through the department store and into the street outside is widely considered to be one of the best SlasherFilm SlasherMovie chase scenes of all time.
9th Oct '15 6:53:24 AM fearlessnikki
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Helen, so very, very much. There's no shortage to the fans that [[spoiler: wish she had been the final girl with Julie dying.]]
** Karla has quite the fanbase as well.
** Nancy is proving pretty popular as well.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Helen, EnsembleDarkhorse:
**Helen,
so very, very much. There's no shortage to the fans that [[spoiler: wish she had been the final girl with Julie dying.]]
** Karla has and Nancy from the second movie are quite the fanbase as well.
** Nancy is proving pretty popular as well.
popular.



* HilariousInHindsight: The first movie had [[Series/GhostWhisperer a girl who talked to ghost]] and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer a girl who kills them]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The first movie had [[Series/GhostWhisperer a girl who talked to ghost]] and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer a girl who kills them]].them]].
** Julie's love interest in the second movie is played by Matthew Settle. Settle would later become good friends and roommates with Jennifer Love Hewitt's eventual fiancee Creator/RossMcCall (and they would also star together in ''Series/BandOfBrothers'').
** Eventually husband and wife Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar star together. Despite being in a group of friends, their characters only interact once (when Helen looks at Ray before leaving the hospital).



* MagnumOpus: The scene where the killer chases Helen through the department store and into the street outside is widely considered to be one of the best SlasherFilm chase scenes of all time.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Two CBS examples, Max is [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Leonard]], The Fisherman is [[Series/{{NCIS}} Mike Franks]].

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* OneSceneWonder: Jack Black's uncredited role in the sequel as a stoner.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Two CBS examples, Max is [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Leonard]], The Fisherman is [[Series/{{NCIS}} Mike Franks]]. From the second movie [[Series/BandOfBrothers Captain Ronald Speirs]] is Will.
6th Sep '15 10:35:16 AM nombretomado
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Two CBS examples, Max is [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Leonard]], The Fisherman is [[{{NCIS}} Mike Franks]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Two CBS examples, Max is [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Leonard]], The Fisherman is [[{{NCIS}} [[Series/{{NCIS}} Mike Franks]].
6th Jul '15 8:12:03 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* TheScrappy: Ray.

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* TheScrappy: Ray.Ray, basically being an ''very'' unbearable JerkAss.
8th Sep '14 9:48:47 AM Eegah
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: After the first film builds a nice amount of tension over who the killer is, he turns out to be someone we've never heard of.
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