Since Lois Duncan published the ever-popular YA crime thriller “I Know What He Did Last Summer 1973”. A new version has appeared for every generation.
Teens in their 70s have books while teens in their 90s have filmed. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Philip, and Freddie Princey Jr. Note that about two-thirds of young women who listen to roles get books read as children.
Well, as it befits the streaming age, it’s been reworked as a 10-part series for Amazon Prime.
He is still focused on an incident that occurred one summer. Between teenagers and the serial killer. Who follows them a year later. Once again, they must run to uncover the stranger’s identity. As he searches for the culprit and various peripheral characters, one bloody one by one. This version gives the incident a nice new touch.
Maybe you need a slightly younger and more flexible brain than mine to understand. Each branch and follow all the flashbacks back and forth. But whatever level you work at. It’s a nice twist of the screw that tightens the plot and makes killing loyalty groups more complex.
This, in turn, makes them explode in more unexpected ways when an unknown assailant approaches. He doesn’t seem to have a hook in hand this time. Though it turns out to be a brief respite after seeing the spirit. With which they can arm things around them.
Instead of mysterious letters and newspaper articles, clues come via text messages, videos, porn sites, and webcam footage that direct and mislead teens and us viewers. The characters are also much more diverse. In terms of ethnicity, sexuality, and class – than before, adults are seen to be quite a bit.
Last summer’s new band “I know what you do” is made up of antagonistic twin brothers:
Lennon (a bright party girl close to college) and Alison (an introvert, at least in American teen TV terms. She is a straight arrow who has been withdrawn from life since her mother committed suicide 10 years ago).
Dylan (a cute but neurotic boy who misses Alison and almost seduces Lennon in front of his eyes). Johnny, who is engaged to his high school coach, Eric, soon falls victim to the fact that homosexuality is expensive.
Margot (BBF – with Lennon’s virtues and unrequited love for Johnny); and Riley, a drug dealer and another longing for Dylan, and the wrong side of the road.
As big as dragons after the party, they crash into and kill one of the twins and throw their bodies. Into a cave under a rock peak, where their mother died as part of a sect.
I love it when teens do work and don’t leave a simple Gothic point unnoticed. Riley believed they heard bodies exhaling. As they emerged from the cave. But he didn’t return to see them with his adorable youth.
Then we went out and made a short storyline featuring a bunch of potential assassins before the gang’s focus narrowed to a seemingly impossible and brilliant death (I’ll take my eyes off Coach Eric – you’ll find out when).
There’s also a lot of blood and guts (we started with a goat’s head dripping in the cupboard, and it quickly escalated from there). And a bit of an S&M relationship between Alison and Lennon’s dad. And the local police chief who, given the many secrets. By bringing the first one to his daughter doesn’t seem to go through sense.
He’s driving and funny but manages to deliver the bullshit:
And the jump is scary with enough emotional and psychological realism. Especially when friends start to suspect each other – to keep us busy.
Think of her as a gossip girl with a gory and believable character. Capable of asking a younger audience a series of implicit questions about how well we know ourselves.
Each other, and what each of us is capable of being true. Everything is happily addictive and done with brio and style. Overall, it offers the rare, particular and disappearing pleasure. That comes from knowing that you see something much better than you should be. -tested.