I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

Directed by: Danny Cannon

Written by:
Trey Calloway


Jennifer Love Hewitt .... Julie James
Freddy Prinze Jr. .... Ray Bronson
Brandy Northwood .... Karla Wilson
Mekhi Phifer .... Tyrell
Matthew Settle .... Will Benson
Jennifer Esposito .... Nancy
Bill Cobbs .... Estes
Jack Black .... Titus Telesco
Jeffrey Combs .... Mr. Brooks
Muse Watson .... Ben Willis
John Hawkes .... Dave

Release Dates: Theatrical: November 13, 1998; Fantasporto Film Festival: March 5, 1999

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Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.) are trying to move on after that awful incident that happened two summers ago with the killer Ben Willis (Muse Watson) is over and can carry on with their lives.
Julie is still tormented in her nightmares about it and sees hallucinations too.
However, to get things off of her mind both Julie and her roommate Karla Wilson (Brandy) win a trip with their friends to the Bahamas after receiving a call to their favourite radio station.
However, Julie's boyfriend Ray stays behind due to work while they are on thier trip which is nonstop partying for them.
But one night while Ray and his co-worker Dave (John Hawkes) are driving to the boat station as they managed to get away from work hoping to meet up with everyone there Dave gets slayed by a man is a fisherman's uniforms wearing a hook and Ray is driven to go to the island and try to rescue Julie and her friends before it's too late.
Meanwhile Julie and her friends are having fun with their karaoke machine but suddenly on the machine the words come up saying "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" which trips Julie out convinced that Ben is out to get ther and later on she is convinced after she spots some dead corpses on the island.


A great dream sequence which involves Julie James as she confesses her sins and then you jump when it shows the face of Ben Willis ready to attack her as he was supposed to be a preacher.
There's also a nice setting in a dance club which involves Julie along with her friend Karla Wilson as it looked like real friends hanging out.
Then there's the phone call which involves both of them of winning the contest to go to the Bahama's as they looked believeably excited when they scream for joy that they've won.
A nice camera shot on a car parked in the middle of the road with a corpse dangling out which involves Ray Bronson and Dave. Then there's great moment by Ben when he pulls Dave out of the truck with his hook showing great action, jumps and terror. A true classic moment for a sequel.
There's a great camera shot on a doverman pincher barking at the front desk of the resort which gives you an impression that the business there is terrible.
Julie performs a karaoke song of "I Will Survive" and it's awesome when she turns around to look at the words to the karaoke song the letters come up saying "I Still Know What You Did" then during that moment we see a great freaked out reaction from her.
Afterwards she walks into her room and sees an envelope with her name signed on it and she slowly walks up to the letter and slowly opens the card up and BAM!!! Will Benson comes up from behind her and frightens her half to death accidentally.
A nice soft moment we get to see in an outdoor pool scene which involves both Karla and Tyrell making out which looks believeably romantic as boyfriend and girlfriend. Then after Julie spots a dead corpse in her closet we spot her running towards her friends by telling everyone that it's happeneing again. Leaving a great impression for a sequel like this as well.
The scene between Tyrell being sarcastic with Julie about a murder in the hotel room was well done as you just wanna yell at him.
A real classic discussion was between Julie and Will as he shows an evil expression as well as with his words when he reveals his secret towards her and her reactions are just perfect.
A camera pans on Ray when he pointing a gun as he has the expression that he's not going to take crap from anyone till he rescues his girffriend from the island.
A brawling between Ray and Will during a thunderstorm in the mud looked so brutally perfect and very intense too.
The dark scene's of the thunderstorms occuring at the resort, pier and forest also looked gloomy and well shot.
Bottom line is that this was a wonderful sequel with a different surrounding to it alltogether. It offers alot of twists like in the first one as you wonder if the killer is back or is it someone else. It is very dark and spooky but still offers black comedy in it too and a sequel worth checking out as you won't be disappointed

The acting is terrifically performed with more suspenseful terror with their characters too.
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Julie James) returns to her role again and she has the best energy in her performance being frightened again from what happened in the first film showing she still has what it takes to reprise her role.
Shows great shocked and frightened expressions when she sees images of the killers character appearing in the lounge wondering if she is imagining it. Does well freaking out after what she spots doing a karaoke number as well as doing a good job singing. Also shows good frightened emotions when about to slowly walk up to a letter for her. After she spots a dead corpse in her closet (Her shrieking was right on) she does well running towards them telling everyone that it's happeneing again. She is terrific spilling her guts out during a strom in a forest shouting for Ben Willis.
We have another returning role by Freddie Prinze Jr. (Ray Bronson) as he acts well with his no more of this crap attitude on killing this killer.
Singer Brandy Northwood (Karla WIlson) was wonderful as the nice, outgoing friend and roomate and bringing alot of pizzaz to her role.
Matthew Settle (Will Benson) has tons of high energy with his performance as an unusual friend of the pack going on the trip.
Jennifer Esposito (Nancy) played a wonderful and arrogant bartender in the film.
Bill Cobbs (Estes) stood out well as a local there and was very mysterious with his role. He
appears very frightening and dark with his appearance when he tries to tell the people there he wants to protect them. He also behaves evil towards his fellow actor when they are out at the ocean with a rowboat too wondering if he is the killer.
Wait a sec, we've also got an uncredited supprting role by Jack Black
(Titus Telesco) as he brings alot of humor playing a potheaded crazed party animal in the film. I couldn't understand why he wasn't credited in the film as he does quite well. Performs well by liking to play harmless games too in this story.

A person is stabbed in the chin by a hook as well as another victim in the neck.
There are some bloody corpses too all battered up
There's also lots of gruesome stabbings

John Frizzell takes on the music for this exciting sequel as he performs fast and suspenseful classical music making sure every bit of it is entertaining.

Karla Wilson: Hey, you gotta hang in there.
Will Benson: Any advice?
Tyrell: Yeah... Find another Jacuzzi

Titus Telesco: [seeing the killer reach for a large spike] Seriously, don't do that!

Nancy: This island didn't have a murder rate until you people showed up!

[Ray appears pointing a gun at Ben Willis who's holding Julie hostage]
Ray Bronson: Let her go.
Will Benson: Oh God, you've got to be shitting me!
Ray Bronson: Let her go, Willis!
Ben Willis: Or what? What are you gonna do, boy? Call us names?
Ray Bronson: Let her go NOW!
Ben Willis: Think about it, boy. You're no killer. That's my job! You don't have it in you!

Tyrell: See anybody out there? How about Freddy or Jason or somebody?
[Karla stares at him, disgusted]

[after shooting the fisherman]
Julie James: Just...
[shoots him again]
Julie James: Fucking...
[shoots him again]
Julie James: DIE!