IF YOU’RE GOING TO BURY THE TRUTH, MAKE SURE IT STAYS BURIED.
On graduation night, four high school students accidentally hit a pedestrian with their car; they dump the body into the ocean, but that’s not the last they hear of him. Kevin Williamson made sure to capitalize on his success with Scream (1996) and churned out a lackluster script that looks like something he ripped off from a 1980s slasher pic. Few surprises, and it runs out of steam in the final act, but the fisherman with a hook is an effective killer and it’s fun watching the four stars in the early years of their careers.
1997-U.S. 100 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Jim Gillespie. Screenplay: Kevin Williamson. Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt (Julie James), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Helen Shivers), Ryan Phillippe (Barry Cox), Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Ray Bronson), Johnny Galecki, Bridgette Wilson, Anne Heche.
Trivia: Followed by two sequels, starting with I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998).