Death of the Day—Sarah Michelle Gellar Gets Hooked in “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

Continuing our Death of the Day tribute here at Slasher Studios we have the wonderful Scream Queen Sarah Michelle Gellar in the underappreciated I Know What You Did Last Summer. Many have said her chase scene in this film is the “best of the best” when it comes to slasher films. Why does this death scene work so well? Well as Reece Glen Donnell puts it “this is the ultimate in slasher death scenes because of the eight minute long chase sequence that precedes it. The character puts up one hell of a good fight for her life and has the audience rooting for her until help is only feet away, but in typically cruel slasher style it’s too late. As an audience member I was willing Helen to survive more and more as the scene went on and could’ve cried when the slicker clad villain appeared behind her. I think purely because I wanted the character to survive SO badly and the fact she didn’t after such an epic struggle, is the reason the scene has stayed with me.” Are you hooked yet?