I Know Who Killed Me

2007

R

105 Min

I Know Who Killed Me

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An idyllic small town is rocked when Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan), a bright and promising young woman, is abducted and tortured by a sadistic serial killer. When she manages to escape, the traumatized girl who regains consciousness in the hospital insists that she is not who they think she is and that the real Aubrey Fleming is still in mortal danger.

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Director:
N/A
Released:
Jul 27th, 2007
Budget:
$12,000,000.00
Revenue:
$9,620,399.00
Country:
USA

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  • SPOILER: The primary colors of the film, red and blue, symbolically represent Aubrey and Dakota's personality. Aubrey is the sweet color blue. Blue is for sweetness and calmness. Aubrey always wears the color blue (the color itself also drapes almost every scene in the film). In the climax of the film when Dakota rescues Aubrey, the screen shows Dakota outside and Aubrey in a coffin. They are both saying what is on the back of the blue ribbon on Jennifer Toland's grave. Dakota's half is covered in red. Aubrey's is in blue. Dakota is the fire engine bad girl red. Red is for blood and death. Almost all of Dakota's stripping clothes are red. If the clothes aren't red she is at least wearing red earrings (and when the film focuses on her point of view the color red is everywhere).
  • Chris Siverston's favorite works such as Vertigo (1958), Blue Velvet (1986), Dressed to Kill (1980), and Twin Peaks (1990) all served as inspiration for this film.
  • This is the third time Lindsay Lohan played two characters in one film. Her first time was as Hallie Parker and Annie James in The Parent Trap where she played twins and her second time was in Freaky Friday where she played mother and daughter Anna Coleman and Tess Coleman, whose bodies were swapped after an unfortunate Chinese curse.
  • Lindsay Lohan's DUI arrest in late July 2007 prevented her from doing promotion for this movie.
  • In the first week of production, filming was halted after Lindsay Lohan had her appendix removed, filming was delayed even longer after the incision was infected and the filmmakers were waiting for a doctor's approval for Lohan to continue working. This occured at the same time Lohan entered rehab for the first time in January 2007. Filming finally resumed in February.
  • Lindsay Lohan actually took pole-dancing lessons to prepare for her role as a stripper but because of her strict no-nudity clause in her contract she was not willing to strip nude for the film.
  • SPOILER: The killer's victims are always afflicted with injuries including missing fingers, removed metacarpals (palm bones), and a missing leg. These body parts are all required to be able to play the piano. This is a foreshadowing technique pointing to Aubrey's piano teacher Douglas Norquist being the killer. Another foreshadowing technique was when neighbor Kenny Scaife tries to show off for Aubrey and she instead gives him the middle finger which is the first finger both Aubrey and Dakota lose (though it turns out he is not connected to the murders).
  • Jeff Hammond's first (and last) film as a screenplay writer.
  • Held the record for the most Razzie Award "wins" by one film in a single year, with 8 awards including Worst Picture of 2007. A record that was previously held by both Battlefield Earth (2000) and Showgirls (1995) and was later broken by the Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill (2011/I) (another movie where the lead actor plays two characters), with an incredible ten awards, including Worst Picture of 2011. The film received 9 nominations and only won 8 of those awards, the only award the film lost was Worst Supporting Actress for Julia Ormond who lost the award to Eddie Murphy for his role in drag in Norbit (2007).
  • Was not screened in advance for critics.
  • SPOILER: A subplot was filmed involving one of Douglas's other victims Gabrielle Sherwood (Michelle Page) being rescued along with Aubrey by Dakota though this subplot was deleted during post-production (along with scenes involving Gabrielle's mother Paloma Sherwood (Debra Christofferson).
  • Shay Aster, Leslie Cohen, Dan Walters, and Clint Johnson all played supporting characters in the film though their scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.
  • SPOILER: In the alternate ending the unnamed student is wearing a purple shirt. Purple is made by combining blue and red which are prominent colors in the film that represent Aubrey and Dakota's personalities. Fittingly the student is also played by Lindsay Lohan.
  • SPOILER: The original ending revealed that the characters Aubrey and Dakota were not real and that the entire film was simply an unnamed college student's script (also played by Lindsay Lohan). This ending was cut after test audiences found it "too predictable" (it is included on the DVD and Blu-ray extras).
  • Chris Siverston took inspiration from the works of David Lynch, Brian De Palma, and Alfred Hitchcock incorporating their use of surrealistic imagery and creative color choices for the film.
  • SPOILER: While there appears to be nothing ambiguous about the ending, with Dakota simply saving Aubrey, one theory is that everything after Aubrey is tortured takes place within Aubrey's mind - she imagines that the 'Dakota' character from her story is her sister and eventually saves her - as a way to cope with the horrendous things happening to her.
  • Because of her negative reputation, Lindsay Lohan could not even walk to her trailer without the paparazzi photographing her, sometimes they would even end up in the background of some shots of the film.
  • Blue objects are dominant throughout the runtime of the picture (as the color represents Aubrey's personality). In the first 35 minutes alone we see blue gloves, a blue pill, a blue gag, a blue laptop bag, a blue cat collar, blue tools of torture, a blue solution poured on a hand, blue everything in an operating room, a blue hospital gown, a blue iPod, blue roses, a blue pen with blue ink, a blue photo album, and blue hospital walls, even some characters have blue eyes.
  • Scenes in the trailer that didn't appear in the theatrical cut include Jerrod (Brian Geraghty) talking to Aubrey about her story "Dakota" and stating "Aubrey you talk about her like she's real, it's a stupid assignment for class" and an unidentified character talking to another character and saying "she looks just like her but it ain't Aubrey".
  • SPOILER: When Dakota visits Jennifer Toland's grave she finds her blue ribbon which says "Blue Ribbons Are For Winners, Never Settle For The Red, Rest In Peace, Douglas", this not only reveals that Douglas is the killer it also is a metaphor for Aubrey and Dakota's lifestyle. Aubrey always had a good life with wealthy and loving parents, a caring boyfriend, straight A's in school, good friends, and a bright future hence she is the "Blue Winner". Dakota on the other hand grew up in poverty with a crack-addict mother and settled for exotic dancing to financially support herself hence she represents the lackluster red.
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