Fangoria - "I Know What You Screamed Last Summer" (December 1999)

Here is the snippet about the plot and the quotes from Danny:




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The premise of I Know What You Screamed is simple -- an oafish killer is on the loose, but his efforts to dispatch a variety of teens in the sleepy town of Bulimia Falls have gone unrewarded since his intended victims die before he gets a chance to take them out. Hot on the killer's trail is a mall rent-a-cop (Tom Arnold), who teams up with an MTV VJ-ish news reporter named Tabitha Utslay (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen). Meanwhile, the jokes range from obvious (the killer leaves notes on stationery that reads "FROM THE DESK OF THE KILLER") to clever (Coolio plays a school figurehead dubbed The Administrator Formerly Known As Principal).

The younger characters run the gamut of the horror/teen spectrum as well. Lead Dawson (Harley Cross) has an I Know What You Did Last Summer-esque guilt trip from having accidentally killed someone (or did he?) one summer. Boner (Danny Strong of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) only wants to get laid a la American Pie, and Buffy/Jawbreaker star Julie Benz is the Miss Kielbasa Homecoming Queen, who has slept with everyone in her school and still doesn't understand the meaning of love.

"I don't think there is any real fear or tension in this thing," notes Strong. "I don't think there's ever a moment where you're going to get scared -- this is 100 percent spoof."

NOTE from LW and Danny: I Know still doesn't have an exact release date but it has been bought by Lion's Gate films.