Box Office - 12/01/1997
"...Good thrills and good jokes. You'll shriek, you'll laugh..."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/1998
"...An evocative cameo by a luminous Anne Heche..."
USA Today - 10/17/1997
"...Impressively shot....and performed in a frenzied style by a youngish cast..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/27/1998
"...A screamingly good time..." -- Rating: B+
New York Times - 10/17/1997
"...[The film] knows its way around the rules of the popular horror-film genre....[The director] respects the conventions of the genre..."
After a post-graduation Fourth of July beer blast, four tipsy teens accidentally smash up a pedestrian with their car, and, in a panic, dispose of the almost-dead body in the ocean. Sure enough, the following summer, the reunited group is stalked by a mysterious figure clad in fisherman's garb--replete with fish hook. A putative echo of screenwriter Kevin Williamson's mega-hit "Scream," substituting that movie's inside-jokiness for genuine feelings of guilt and angst.
Description by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:
Jennifer Love Hewitt (from TV's "Party of Five") and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Scream 2) star with Freddie Prinze, Jr., Ryan Phillippe and Johnny Galecki in this terrifying tale of a body that just won't stay dead. After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping theirvictim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave,and he's looking for more than an apology. From the writer of SCREAM.