Metascore
21

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 15 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    60
    Purists will find the pic's obviousness disappointing, but there's no question that the film delivers a sufficient shock quotient to satisfy its youthful target audience.
  2. Lacks even the good, guilty setup of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" -- the sense that the heroes are fleeing the consequences of their own crime.
  3. Reviewed by: Darren Bignell
    40
    Never quite as witty as it should be.
  4. A fairly silly and ultra-gory schlocker/shocker.
  5. A lazy, hasty effort that offers little beyond a few jack-in-the-box startles and a high body count, including Hewitt's bouncing about in a shirt half-unbuttoned over a bikini top.
  6. 30
    The less you demand of this bloody, by-the-numbers sequel, the more you'll enjoy it.
  7. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    30
    It lacks humor. Unlike "Scream", this film is more of a horror-drama, with everybody taking themselves way too seriously.
  8. 30
    There's gore aplenty here, but precious little suspense or terror.
  9. More in the dumb and dumber tradition of "Halloween" and "Friday the 13th" sequels.
  10. 25
    Assembles the building blocks of idiot-proof slasher movies: Stings, Snicker-Snacks, false alarms and point-of-view baits-and-switches.
  11. Reviewed by: David Kehr
    25
    Ain't exactly the Bahama Mama of all horror pics. [13 November 1998, p. 56]
  12. It's standard slasher fare but has its moments.
  13. The best that can be said about this film is that it's watchable, and that's not the way it could or should be.
  14. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    Suspense takes a vacation in sequel. [13 November 1998, p. 6E]
  15. 25
    If there's a blessing, it's that the sequel isn't appreciably worse than the original - but that's slim praise considering how bad the first one was.
  16. It's noisy, it's flashy, and it's deadly dull -- without the goofball, horror-nerd energy of Kevin Williamson, who wrote the first film, this essentially storyless picture, written by Trey Callaway and directed by Danny Gan-non, revolves doggedly around Hewitt's tits.
  17. An empty, farcical blood bath that's virtually shock-free except for one preposterous plot twist.
  18. 20
    This 1998 sequel seems almost deliberately designed to disappoint--our enjoyment is supposed to lie in making fun of the obvious red herrings, contrived opportunities to show cleavage, melodramatic dialogue, gullible characters, and inevitable to-be-continued ending.
  19. 0
    You want REAL terror? If this second outing proves profitable, we'll be looking at Yet Again I Recall the Summer Before the Summer Before Last. Now that's scary.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Apr 1, 2014
    5
    Not good as the first original movie. Had some intermittent suspense filled moments here and there. But this is not a great sequel. And the motive for the killings is not so well established. Full Review »
  2. Jan 5, 2014
    1
    The only good thing I can say about this movie, and the reason I'm giving it a one instead of a zero, is that the hurricane aspect of the movie made for slightly more intense scenes, even though the script and acting was dismal. Full Review »
  3. Aug 15, 2013
    5
    Esta pelicula me gusto, no tanto, pero me gusto.Lo malo de esta pelicula es su final, inverosimil y a la vez sorprendente; esta pelicula, comparada con su predecesora, esta estuvo mas tibia y sin sentido. Full Review »