There’s nothing like a classic '90s horror movie to make you remember why you fell in love with the genre in the first place. From Scream to I Know What You Did Last Summer, there was a stretch of time during the decade when there were bona fide scream queens making the rounds and rivaling Jamie Lee Curtis’s standing as the ultimate female horror lead.
And whether it's Halloween season or any time of the year when you’re feeling spooky, you may find yourself watching these movies and wondering where the cast is now, decades later. Somehow, the I Know What You Did Last Summer cast has barely aged, but be ready to feel like you need a time machine, stat, to go back to the '90s.
Read on to see the I Know What You Did Last Summer cast then and now.
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Julie)
Jennifer Love Hewitt played the final girl in I Know What You Did Last Summer and went on to reprise her role in the sequel. She was in a plethora of movies and TV shows afterward and finally starred in Ghost Whisperer for five years. Most recently, she has been a part of the Fox action drama 9-1-1. She also married actor Brian Hallisay with whom she has two kids.
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Helen)
Sarah Michelle Gellar was no stranger to the horror genre when she was cast as Helen Shivers in I Know What You Did Last Summer. Buffy the Vampire Slayer had premiered the same year and later, Sarah would go on to play a sorority girl in Scream 2.
Sarah also married her I Know What You Did Last Summer co-star Freddie Prinze Jr. and together, they had two kids. She’ll voice a character in the miniseries Masters of the Universe: Revelation next.
Freddie Prinze Jr. (Ray)
Freddie Prinze Jr. played the romantic lead opposite Jennifer in I Know What You Did Last Summer, but struck up a real life relationship with Sarah instead. He was in two live action Scooby-Doo movies with her before his short-lived TV series Freddie. But with roles in 24, Bones, and the upcoming Punky Brewster reboot, he has certainly never hurt for work.
Ryan Phillippe (Barry)
Ryan Phillippe was one of *the* major heartthrobs of the '90s and for good reason. After his role as Barry in I Know What You Did Last Summer, he starred with Sarah Michelle Gellar again in Cruel Intentions a year after he met his eventual wife-turned-ex-wife Reese Witherspoon.
He was in the Oscar-winning movie Crash and a few TV shows here and there, but Ryan's heyday was, arguably, the '90s.
Johnny Galecki (Max)
Johnny Galecki played the red herring Max, who everyone suspected of being the fisherman that the core four hit with their car the summer previously. Outside of I Know What You Did Last Summer, however, Johnny had much larger and more important roles, like that of Leonard in The Big Bang Theory. In fact, in 2018 Forbes named him the second highest paid TV actor in the world because of the role.
The cast of I Know What You Did Last Summer has seriously come a long way.