Madison Iseman, star of Amazon’s reboot of “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” said she entered the franchise as a fan.
“I had never read the book, but I was a huge fan of the original film. I’m kind of a horror junkie. I’ve always loved horror movies, especially ’90s slashers,” Iseman, 24, told The Post.
“It’s also my favorite genre to film and to watch. It’s like a roller coaster. So, as soon as I saw ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer,’ popped up in me [e-mail] In the box, I was immediately very excited, and wanted to put my stamp on it. ”
“I Know What You Did Last Summer” began as a 1973 novel by Lois Duncan about a group of teenagers who accidentally hit and kill a young boy on their way home from a party, and the story of the incident I make a pact to never talk – but things get complicated when they start getting ominous signs that someone knows their dark secret. The 1997 film, which stars one of the stars of the moment—Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinz Jr., and Ryan Phillippe—has a similar plot, but the victim is an adult man.
Premiering Friday, October 15th on Amazon, the new show puts another spin on that plot. Isman stars as the twins, Lennon and Alison, who are part of a friend group who start receiving nefarious messages after a night that ends in tragedy. It’s a spoiler to say who is their victim in the reboot — but when they drive away from a party on an isolated seaside street, the dude doesn’t hit a little boy (like the book) or an adult man, as in the movie. is in.
“When we started the show, we only read the first four episodes. So, it was a learning experience as we were discovering more and more about our characters,” said Iseman, who has joined actors like Bill Heck (“Locke & Key”) as a father of twins. “It was a lot of fun — it was like a murder mystery even on set. I really enjoyed the dynamic with the friend group. It is interesting to see how they interact while each character is hiding something. We all have secrets, no one is innocent [and] We are to blame for everything. In every episode, more of that story unfolds. “
The series was filmed on location in Hawaii, and while the cast took the time to find out, Isman said there was one area where his love for horror movies didn’t stop him from being a real-life scary cat.
“We took great advantage of Hawaii. We went kayaking, we went to the beach. [Other cast members] Went skydiving. I didn’t, because I’m a bit of a chicken. I like to be scared of my couch, I don’t think I like being scared so many feet up in the air!
“The setting is a character in itself, because we’re all trapped and on the run from a killer and trapped on an island we can’t go to,” she said. “It really is trouble in heaven.”