The I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER series on Prime Video is here. It even has James Wan attached as a producer. While it starts a bit unsurprising, it quickly gets much better. Read our I Know What You Did Last Summer Season 1 review here!
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER is a new Prime Video series. It even has James Wan attached as a producer. While it started a bit unsurprising, it quickly get better. Obviously, this Amazon original series is a new spin on the 1997 horror movie of the same name.
While it may start a bit unsurprising (and queerbaits heavily in the trailer), it quickly turns into something smarter and more interesting. We watched the first 4 episodes (out of the 8 episodes in the season) for this review. The first four episodes will be released on the premiere day with new episodes out each subsequent Friday.
Continue reading our I Know What You Did Last Summer Season 1 review below.
Madison Iseman is perfect in the lead
Horror fans will, of course, already be very familiar with Madison Iseman. She starred in Annabelle Comes Home (2019) and was even in a segment of Tales of Halloween from 2015. In between, she’s also done Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween and was in the two latest Jumanji movies.
Most recently she was in Fear of Rain, but over this past decade, she’s been in a lot more. Now she’s the absolute star of the I Know What You Did Last Summer series on Amazon Prime Video and she’s pretty damn awesome there too.
Also, she gets a lot to work with since she plays twins that are very different. Having someone like Madison Iseman in the lead, who can play very different characters with conviction, is key to having this series work.
Give it time – it will surprise you!
Based on the trailer, there’s quite a bit of “girl-on-girl” action and judging from the first episode, it seems like it was crazy queerbaiting. However, trust me when I tell you that it is not. It merely evolves in a different way than you might expect.
Something that is almost symptomatic of this series, since it does tend to surprise in many ways – most good. Also, for horror fans, there are some treats in terms of the murder scenes. This is a bloody slasher in that area!
After watching the first four episodes of I Know What You Did Last Summer, the big mystery for me is understanding the appeal of Dylan. He’s portrayed by Ezekiel Goodman, who I am sure is doing what he’s told. The character just comes across as a spoiled and whiny white boy.
Having said that, I also have to recognize that I have been surprised quite a lot by the secrets that have been revealed, so I might change my mind (though I doubt it).
Watch the I Know What You Did Last Summer series on Prime Video
I Know What You Did Last Summer is based on the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan which most will know from the iconic 1997 film. The first two episodes of season 1 are written by Sara Goodman, then Johanna Stokes (The Tick) writes an episode followed by Phoebe Fisher. With a female protagonist, it makes perfect sense to focus on female writers.
Craig William Macneill directed the first two episodes – he also directed two episodes of Them – and opens up this new series. Then Logan Kibens (Hulu’s Monsterland) directed the next two where the unique story of this series really picks up. She also directs the two final episodes, which sounds damn good to me!
The eight-episode Amazon Original series might start out as you’d expect, but from episode two, things start to shift. And it continues in an intriguing fashion from there. The series will culminate in a can’t-miss season finale on November 12, 2021. If you want to binge-watch the whole thing, you could watch all eight episodes from then.
Watch I Know What You Did Last Summer on Amazon’s Prime Video from October 15, 2021.
Creator: Sara Goodman
Stars: Madison Iseman, Bill Heck, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, Brooke Bloom
One year after the fatal car accident that haunted their graduation night, a group of teenagers find themselves bound together by a dark secret and stalked by a brutal killer. As they try to piece together who’s after them, they reveal the dark side of their seemingly perfect town—and themselves. Everyone is hiding something, and uncovering the wrong secret could be deadly.