Madison Iseman, star of Amazon’s reboot of “I Know What You Did Final Summer season,” mentioned she entered the franchise as a fan.
“I had by no means learn the e-book, however I used to be a giant fan of the unique film. I type of am a horror junkie. I’ve at all times liked scary films, particularly slashers from the ’90s,” Iseman, 24, informed The Publish.
“It’s my favourite style to movie, and to look at, too. It’s like a curler coaster. So, as quickly as I noticed ‘I Know What You Did Final Summer season’ pop up in my [e-mail] in-box, I used to be instantly very excited, and wished to place my stamp on it.”
“I Know What You Did Final Summer season” started as a 1973 novel by Lois Duncan a couple of group of teenagers who, whereas driving house from a celebration, by accident hit and kill a younger boy and make a pact to by no means discuss concerning the incident — however issues turn into sophisticated after they begin getting ominous hints that anyone is aware of their darkish secret. The 1997 film, which boasts a who’s who of the second’s stars — Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr, and Ryan Phillippe — has an analogous plot, however the sufferer is an grownup man.
Premiering Friday, October 15 on Amazon, the brand new present places one more spin on that plot. Iseman stars as twins, Lennon and Alison, who’re a part of a pal group that begins receiving nefarious messages one yr after an evening out that ends in tragedy. It’s a spoiler to say who their sufferer is within the reboot — however as they drive away from a celebration on an remoted seaside street, the chums don’t hit a little bit boy (just like the e-book) or an grownup man, as within the film.
“Once we began the present, we had solely learn the primary 4 episodes. So, it was a studying expertise as we went, discovering increasingly more about our characters,” mentioned Iseman, who’s joined by castmates akin to Invoice Heck (“Locke and Key”) because the twins’ dad. “It was numerous enjoyable — it was like a homicide thriller on set as nicely. I actually loved the dynamic with the pal group. It’s attention-grabbing to look at how they work together whereas each character is hiding one thing. All of us have secrets and techniques, nobody is harmless [and] we’re all responsible of one thing. In each episode, there’s extra of that story revealed.”
The sequence was filmed on location in Hawaii, and whereas the solid took the time to discover, Iseman mentioned there was one space the place her love for scary films didn’t stop her from being a real-life scaredy cat.
“We very a lot took benefit of Hawaii. We went kayaking, we went to the seashore. [Other cast members] went skydiving. I didn’t, as a result of I’m a little bit little bit of a hen. I wish to be scared from my sofa, I don’t suppose I wish to be scared so many ft up within the air!
“The setting itself may be very a lot a personality just because we’re all trapped and working from a killer and caught on an island the place we are able to’t go away,” she mentioned. “It truly is hassle in paradise.”