About Helen Shivers – I Know What You Did Last Summer Character
Helen Shivers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) is the pretty blonde from the 1997 teen horror flick, I Know What You Did Last Summer, who every girl wanted to be and every guy wanted to be with. At the start of the film she has everything going for her: attractive, good looking boyfriend, rich parents, bright future, etc. However, as the film progresses we learn that Helen puts up a front of being calm, cool and confident. In reality, she lacks self confidents and is extremely terrified of the hook killer who stalks them.
Helen is a stark contrast to the character she played in Buffy the Vampire Slayer because Helen Shivers is the exact opposite. While Buffy Summers is confident, sure of herself and unpopular by choice – Helen is confident, privileged and constantly needs reassurance. Perhaps it’s why Sarah Michelle Gellar was attracted to the role in the first place, something different?
Despite all this, Helen is a blaringly obvious stereotype which pointed out the flaws in teenager popularity and how it can set you up for failure in the wider world. The old axiom, beauty is only skin deep, more than applies to Helen’s situation. Still, there’s a somewhat 90s charm to her, with her use of bad metaphors, pop culture references and the fact she’s terrified all the time which ingratiates her to the audience.
Here’s our favourite Helen Shivers one-liners. We hope you enjoy them.
Best Helen Shivers quotes from I Know What You Did Last Summer
“Come sit in the back. I’ll let you do things to me.”
“Listen, you little shit-stick-mayberry-ass reject. There’s been a murder, and you are going to fry in hell if you ignore it!”
“Well Bob, at summer’s end I plan on moving to New York where I’ll pursue a career as a serious actress. It’s my goal to entertain the world through artistic expression. Through art I shall serve my country.”
“Hey, its all about the hair. Don’t you forget that. Especially when you become some big hotshot lawyer. Those professional types think its all about brains and ability and completely ignore the do.”
Helen: By that time I’ll just be finishing my two year contract with Guiding Light, coinciding with your first year as starting quarterback for the Steelers.
Helen: Whatever. Then we can elope to Europe, or the Caymans, wherever, where I’ll let you impregnate me with the first of 3 children before you head off to rehab. Then we can live happily ever after, blah blah blah.
“We should have a plan. Angela Lansbury always had a plan.”
“Yeah, Jodie Foster tried this and a skin-ripping serial killer answered the door!”
“The outgoing queen has to ride in the parade prior to the pageant. It’s tradition, there’s nothing I can do about it.”
“What if they’re waiting for us? What if they recognize us? They could have a gun and shoot us dead.”
“We’re adding Breaking and Entering to our crime spree?”
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