Tuesday, October 30, 2018

1998 I've Been Waiting for You

I've Been Waiting for You is a 1998 made-for-TV horror/slasher film directed by Christopher Leitch. The film was released in a time when teen horror films like Scream (1996), The Craft (1996), and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) were very successful. It was even advertised as made by the creator of I Know What You Did Last Summer, not Kevin Williamson the writer of the 1997 film, but the author of the book version Lois Duncan who also wrote the 1997 novel Gallows Hill that this film is based on. Reception was largely negative, with reviewers particularly criticizing its similarity to other teen slashers. You can find a VHS of the movie on eBay and Amazon for a low price but expect to pay 3x more for the film on DVD due to it being out of print and a rare find.

The film is about single mom Rosemary Zoltanne (Markie Post) and her smart-ass teen daughter Sarah (Sarah Chalke) who move from L.A. to a big house in Massachusetts where a witch was burned at the stake 300 years earlier. Sarah makes friends with a geeky outsider (Ben Foster) but also attracts the attention of teen members of the "Descendant's Club"-- obnoxious jocks (led by Christian Campbell, brother of Neve) and the high school bitch queens (led by Soleil Moon Frye) who think she's the reincarnation of the dead witch. Sarah gets harassing phone calls ("I've been waiting for you!") as a killer lurks around with a witch mask and a steel claw that looks like a bad cross between Freddy's glove and Wolverine's claws.


  1. Have had this one saved to watch since you posted it last year. Finally watched tonight. It's okay, sort of like a Scream-light for TV.

    1. Yeah I remember I thought it was not that great when I watched it too. I think the bad quality of the video made it even worse. Thanks for watching Joe :)