A year ago, after a rainy night when college friends accidentally ran down a pedestrian
and then threw his body into the sea, all hell broke loose when a serial killer attacked
the college community, and someone left mysterious notes about what happened… the
cast (those who weren’t killed) and crew returned to the sound stage and exotic
locations for another scream of a summer …..
Thunder crashes, lightning flashes and macabre chandeliers sway violently back and
forth in a dimly lit attic stacked high with battered bamboo furniture. Rain pounds down
on the window as a wooden trap door pops open, revealing three saturated young women on
the run from a killer. We are on Stage 21 at Sony Pictures Studios, where Jennifer Love
Hewitt, Jennifer Esposito and Brandy, disheveled and exhausted, try to maintain their
balance as they crawl on their knees along the spiny attic beams. Brandy screams as she
loses her footing and almost falls through a window. They gather in a safe (for now)
corner, clinging to one another and panting as they await their inevitable doom.
Seconds later, a huge, shiny steel hook comes bursting through the trap door they had
just bolted shut. A silhouette cloaked in the infamous fisherman slicker stands ominously
under the illuminated arch window.
"Director Danny Cannon yells cut; the killer slinks
back into his cove waiting for the next take"
Director Danny Cannon yells cut, and the killer slinks back into his cove waiting for
the next take. The wardrobe department gathers around the actresses, drying them off with
towels. As the house lights come up, their fake bruises, blood-stained clothing and
dripping wet hair are revealed. Energized by the intense scene, they playfully shine their
flashlights in Cannon’s face. Hewitt tries to creep up behind the director and scare
him. Cannon smiles back devilishly and continues talking with the camera department about
the upcoming set up.
On the anniversary of the previous summer’s tragic deaths, Julie’s college
grades are slipping and her relationship with high school sweetheart Ray Bronson (Freddie
Prinze, Jr.) has hit the skids. Julie is teetering on the edge, guilt-ridden, paranoid and
tormented by terrifying hallucinations. Questions, like the faces of fisherman Ben Willis
(Muse Watson) and his victims, still haunt her. Did she and Ray really kill Willis? If
they did, why didn’t they ever find his body? Would Ray and Julie, and their
"running for her life..."
Enter Karla Wilson (Brandy), Julie’s spunky best friend and roommate, who wins an
all-expense-paid Bahamas vacation for four during the July 4th holiday weekend. It seems
like things might take a turn for the better when Julie, Karla’s main squeeze Tyrell
Martin (Mekhi Phifer) and Julie’s classmate Will Benson (Matthew Settle) are invited
to tag along. Will, filling the vacancy left when Ray decides to put his fisherman duties
above his girlfriend and stay home, would like to ease Julie’s pain in more ways than
one, but she is hesitant to trust him or anyone else.
Upon their arrival in this tropical paradise filled with pristine beaches and sky-high
palm trees, Julie and her friends find the other hotel guests leaving. The militant hotel
general manager, Mr. Brooks (Jeffrey Combs), informs them they have arrived just in time
for the beginning of hurricane season. Despite the grim greeting, they settle into their
plush accommodations with the aid of bellman Estes (Bill Cobbs) and cabana boy Titus (Jack
Black). Determined to enjoy themselves, the fearless foursome makes every effort to unwind
with some cheesy karaoke and a couple of tequila specials served with style by resident
bartender Nancy (Jennifer Esposito).
As Julie’s mind continues to play tricks on her, the students’ romantic
island getaway turns into a vacation of murder and mayhem... familiar terrain for Julie
James, who once again is running for her life.
"The involvement of the two survivors... was vital to
making the sequel."
The involvement of the two survivors from I Know What You Did Last Summer, Jennifer
Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze, Jr., was vital to making the sequel. Both actors read the
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer script and signed on right away, attracted by its
fresh new twist.
The filmmakers cast pop singing sensation Brandy to team up with Hewitt. Both young
women have found tremendous success on television with their ability to combine an
All-American sweetness and charm with strength.