You will still get hooked if you easily overlook!
The original film was loosely based off a novel and vaguely combined with a popular urban legend. It piggy backed on 1996’s Scream’s revolutionary way of marketing a horror production and alluded to a whodunit formula. As revealed in the twist, it was in fact not a whodunit despite many red herrings, but a man whose face was never shown during the two first acts. I Still Know plays the same card.
Jennifer Love Hewitt returns as the lovable final girl and Freddie Prinze Jr as his absent boyfriend. The cast looks as superficially good as the previous one. ISKWYDLS defines the quintessential high-end slasher of the era. The arc is carried from the fishing town of Part 1 to the Bahamas using a ludicrous plot device that seems forced but that the bubbly actors make easier to accept.
The backdrops are gorgeous when bathing in day light and oppositely scary at night. Lighting is handled to perfection, though more time should have been spent in the wild to take full advantage of a script that instead spends it on convoluted ideas. This is a high budget production with many audiences to please, cleavage to show and singers to promote. It's as commercial as horror gets!