R | | Horror, Mystery
Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.
The accident and cover-up symbolise the loss of innocence from childhood to adulthood. The protagonists are teenagers graduating from high school, and the plot takes place after they've spent a year trying to live as adults. Helen notably has become a Fallen Princess, Julie was once a straight-A student whose grades are slipping, and Barry was once the Big Man on Campus that ends up in hospital. The characters lamenting how they can't go back to how their lives were before the accident parallels how they can't become innocent again.
What happened to us? We used to be best friends.
Julie: We used to be a lot of things.
Barry punches different people more than once with his right arm, though it is supposed to be hurt and in a cast, and doesn't express any pain.
German theatrical version was slightly cut to avoid a "Not under 18" rating. The uncut version has been released on VHS/DVD/Blu-ray.
$15,818,645 (USA) (19 October 1997)
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