Hint At Sequel
The Cliché: The surviving characters return to their lives, but there’s a problem at the coroner’s office – the killer’s body is missing!
Appears In: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
How To Recreate It: The obvious route would be to announce in the credits at the end of the film that “The Killer Will Return In Horror Shenanigans, Part 2…”
This is the world of hack cinema though, so the obvious route is the very last one we want to take. Here’s what you do instead.
Call the police, tell them that there has been a murder. Get your friend, who is trained in breathing techniques that allow him to lower his heartrate to near undetectable levels, to play dead.
As the police arrive, turn your camera on and film them removing the body, taking statements etc.
Ask if you can ride in the ambulance. With the paramedics about to start work on your friend, they should open their eyes suddenly and pop up, prompting screams from the medics, hopefully resulting in the ambulance crashing.
Your friend should then fling open the ambulance doors and escape into the night, cackling maniacally. Fade to black.
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