The latest horror reboot comes from Oculus writer/director Mike Flanagan

Hollywood loves remakes, and the ’90s are having a major moment in the sun right now, so this should come as no surprise. Arriving in 2016 from Oculus co-writer/director Mike Flanagan, teen horror classic I Know What You Did Last Summer will see another life in a new decade.

The original film launched the careers of ’90s heartthrobs Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze, Jr., and was a surprise box office hit. It also spawned two sequels (the first saw a successful theatrical release while the second went direct-to-video) and has remained as one of the most popular teen horror flicks of all-time.

Oculus was made on an extremely tight budget and rumor has it Sony is looking to capitalize on a similar success to bring the story of four teens and a joyride gone horribly, terribly wrong to a new generation. Neal Moritz, who produced the original, is also on board for this one, which brings promise.

Likely to be released in the summer, it remains to be seen if any of the original stars who survived the fisherman’s wrath will return to reprise their roles — though we’d love to see Hewitt and Prinze make a cameo as wary parents, perhaps?

I’m not sure how to feel about this one yet, as the original and its first sequel are among my favorites and I don’t really know if this reboot is necessary (and this is coming from someone who actually owns I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer on DVD).  It’ll either stand to be genuinely good on its own, or it’ll be so-bad-it’s-good, but here’s hoping it doesn’t deserve to get the hook.



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My cousin forced me to watch Child’s Play when I was around five years old, and I’ve loved horror movies ever since. I’ll watch anything (the gorier the better) but faint at the sight of blood in real life. Let’s be internet friends -- follow me on Twitter @mrstschinkel.