I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) feat. Ari Drew
Happy 4th of July, Julie! We're celebrating the holiday (and Canada Day....) in Southport, North Carolina to discuss the seminal post-Scream slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer. Joining us is Trace's husband, Ari Drew, who is getting a redo after Trace drunkenly botched his previous guest appearance on The X-Files: I Want to Believe.
After Ari tells us how he tricked a bunch of straight dudes into seeing IKWYDLS back in 1997, we all discuss the film's unearned reputation as a "Scream rip-off" before praising it for being one of the most mature films of the slasher genre. Not only does it choose to focus on characters over kills (something that probably pissed off a lot of people looking for a traditional slasher), but it offers so many poignant moments between Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar).
We'll also tackle the film's origins as an (extremely loose) adaptation of a Lois Duncan novel and analyze its place in slasher history as an ode to '80s slashers with a Scream aesthetic mixed in (it's the best of both decades!).
Plus, getting boned up over long slashers, Jennifer Love Huge Tits, Ray "Not A Character" Bronson and Ryan "Do Me Daddy" Phillippe. Oh! And you don't think we'd spend two hours discussing this film without devoting an entire segment to Gellar's epic chase scene, do you?
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> Trace: @tracedthurman
> Joe: @bstolemyremote
> Ari: @TheAriDrew
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