I Know What You’ll Watch This Summer
I Know What You Did Last Summer is a classic early 90s’ slasher, armed with a decent blend of horror, mystery and drama.
If you’ve finished streaming this one and are looking for alternative movies – fret not. We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks.
Of course for all the movies we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full review.
So without further ado, we present 10 movies to check out when you’ve finished watching I Know What You Did Last Summer !
Urban Legend isn’t awfully original and it doesn’t really do anything outside the norm. Both Urban Legend and its sequel Urban Legend: Final Cut do get some brownie points though for its original premise and imaginative killings.
The story revolves around a group of college students at a remote New England university. At the center of this is Natalie, a gifted student who (along with the rest of her class) learn about a host of urban legends and a killer 25 years prior. Only, when a killer suddenly crops up on campus and begins killing again, the kids find themselves in the midst of a tense slasher.
Urban Legend does have a nice little twist at the end (as does its sequel) while the host of killings are timely enough to keep you watching until the end.
The one that started them all; Final Destination released back in 2000 and brought with it a brand new style of teen slasher. Away from the masked killers came a much more scary, invisible threat in the form of Death itself.
The first movie is arguably the best and revolves around a group of high school students, who ready themselves for a trip to Europe. When Alex has a premonition of their plane crashing, his crazy outburst prompts him, his teacher and a group of students to be thrown off the plane before it departs.
As fate would have it, their plane does explode but so too does Death’s plan for them to die. Now, the group find themselves dodging the FBI (who believe they caused the explosion) and Death itself, who sharpens his scythe and tries to kill the kids in increasingly creative ways every chance he gets.
Original, gory and full of some pretty gnarly deaths, Final Destination is a solid choice.
Cherry Falls unashamedly takes a lot of inspiration from Scream. However, the movie does manage to inject some originality with its premise, which leans in hard with the teen slasher vibes.
The story here takes place in the small town of Cherry Falls, deep in the heart of Virginia. A long-haired killer is targeting high school virgins and offing them in increasingly gory ways. Fellow virgin Jody Markam launches her own investigation to try and figure out who the killer is. In doing so though, she uncovers a whole string of dark secrets.
Cherry Falls is cleverly written at times and zips by at a pretty decent pace.
Cry_Wolf has some clear ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ vibes when it comes to its cast of characters. The movie also conjures similar mystery vibes with its overarching story.
When a woman is found murdered a group of high school students decide to use this as the foundation to scare their classmates. A group of teens set out and spread online rumours that a serial killer called “The Wolf” is on the loose. As the rumours spiral and the line between fantasy and reality blurs, it seems like there may actually be a ‘Wolf’ killer after all.
There’s some nice twists in this one and it culminates in a pretty decent modernization of the slasher genre.
The ultimate revenge horror; Carrie is one of the quintessential Stephen King novels – so it’s only fitting that it find its way onto this list.
For those unaware, Carrie revolves around a shy, friendless girl who’s sheltered by her religious mother. After being humiliated by her classmates at prom, Carrie gets her own back as she goes on a murderous rampage.
Seeing Carrie get her own back on her bullies is incredibly satisfying, while the vibes and tone meshes melodrama and horror beautifully.
The quintessential teen slasher; Scream is a meta horror movie that not only pokes fun at its own genre, it does so by unironically introducing one of the most memorable killers in slasher history – Ghostface.
The story picks up a year after Sidney’s Mother has passed away. Along with her friends, Sidney begins experiencing strange calls from a crazed serial killer. Dressed in a white mask and a large black robe, this mysterious figure is out for revenge and uses phone calls to antagonize the group.
As the movie progresses, more of the past is revealed which leads to some really memorable and tense segments. While the sequels end up with varying degrees of quality, the original is undoubtedly a great watch.
When it comes to a bunch of teens accidentally killing someone and covering it up, look no further than Sorority Row.
The story centers on this group of sorority sisters who try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank goes horribly wrong. Only, when they’re all stalked by a serial killer, the girls scramble to work out who could be behind this.
While the film is hardly original, it does successfully mesh together a number of classics in the genre.
All My Friends Are Dead
The basic premise of All My Friends Are Dead feels like someone watched American Pie and wondered what would happen if everyone died in increasingly gruesome ways.
Sandwiched between this party are two investigators, who arrive on New Years Day to find a suburban house full of dead bodies. What happened? Who could have done this? Is there a mass murderer on the loose? A single survivor, muttering “All my friends are dead,” is the only clue these detectives have to go on.
If you’re after something that sticks with the teen horror vibes but tries something a little different, this one’s certainly worth checking out.
Valentine is another slasher but this time changes the time of year from the conventional Halloween to Valentine’s Day instead. This deliciously dark slasher has a pretty decent cast and a pretty menacing killer too.
The story itself is typical slasher fare, revolving around five women who are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine’s Day.
Combining suspense, tension and gore, Valentine is a heck of a good time and certainly worth checking out.
When it comes to a plot similar to ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’, Prom Night certainly ticks all the right boxes.
Released back in 1980, Prom Night takes place at a high school senior prom where a masked killer stalks four teenagers. It turns out they were responsible for an accidental death of a classmate six years prior – and now this killer wants revenge.
While not quite as eventful as some of the other slashers on this list, Prom Night’s nods to the 80’s – from the disco music to the fashion – should be enough to keep you invested until the end.
So there we have it, our 10 Movie picks to keep you busy after watching I Know What You Did Last Summer!
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