*The Fisherman is a zombie! That's right- a zombie. Not only that, but he is a super-strong zombie. This *thing* shakes off two shotgun blasts to the chest, impales a sheriff on a forklift edge and rips the door off a piece of construction equipment. Valiantly, our heroes turn on a thresher (just keeping those around, huh?), stab him through the brain with his hook and knock him into it. Cut to another year later and our heroine/final girl driving back to town. She gets a flat and is killed by The Fisherman as the credits roll. Um, how did he get into the desert and sneak up on anybody?!? Aargh!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Blockbuster Trash: I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
Hey kids, have you ever wanted to resurrect a dead franchise for fun and profit? You have? Well, if you were a small-time producers of Direct-to-DVD films in the last five years, you've been living the dream. Everything from The Cell (see next week's entry) to Road House to Bachelor Party has been getting the sequel treatment. These films have pretty much nothing to do with their predecessors and usually get about as much attention as you would expect. This market has been so rich that even films like White Noise and Glass House have gotten sequels! All of that is a set-up for today's movie, the film that's technically the third film in the series. The reason for this film being able to exist is due a technicality in the licensing rights. You see, I Know What You Did Last Summer is actually based on a book by the same name that was written in 1973. They licensed that and made this ridiculous movie. What's changed? Besides the location, logic behind everything and the cast? Not much. Teenagers are still dumb and blood still flows. This is...