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.