It turns out I Know What You Did Last Summer’s most iconic scene was directed by a child

It turns out I Know What You Did Last Summer’s most iconic scene was directed by a child

They just don’t make teen horror movies like they used to. More specifically, like they did in the 1990s.

Audiences back then were lavished with the likes of Scream, The Blair Witch Project and, of course, I Know What You Did Last Summer.

The latter – starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr – centres on four friends being terrorised by a hook-wielding killer one year after they covered up a car accident in which they killed a man.

The film’s most iconic scene shows Love Hewitt’s character breaking down in the middle of the street, screaming: “What are you waiting for, huh? What are you waiting for?” as she challenges the mysterious murderer to put her out of her misery.

But it turns out the story behind this segment is way more interesting than the blockbuster itself (which received mixed reviews).

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Movie expert Todd Spence unearthed an old interview with Love Hewitt in which she toldUS Weekly that a guest director was behind the striking scene.

The interesting part? That guest director was, in fact, a child.

According to the actress, the kid won a contest to “create a moment for the movie”.

Arriving on set, she said the boy told the cast and crew at the time: “I want her (Love Hewitt) to stand in the street and turn around and just scream.”

He then told his leading lady: “What are you waiting for, huh?”

Love Hewitt said her response was: “Are you kidding me right now? This is what I’m gonna do?”

But she did it, and never looked back.

Here’s how fans have responded to the revelation:

Asked about what happened to the anonymous visionary, she admitted that she had “no idea where he is” now.

Details about the alleged contest are nowhere to be found on the internet so the mystery of the director’s identity remains unsolved.

If it’s you, let us know. If it’s not, you can probably still claim it next time you’re asked to reveal a fun fact about yourself.

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