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Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies is one of the iconic horror movie villains of the 1980s, and while he was always recognizable, he went through a few aesthetic changes over time. There is, however, one that franchise mastermind Wes Craven wishes he hadn.t signed off on. Talking to the Hollywood Reporter about his involvement, or lack thereof, in MTV.s upcoming Scream revamp, and the network.s decision to change the Ghostface mask, much to the chagrin of fans, Craven compared it to the alterations made to Freddy.s charred look in 1994.s meta New Nightmare. While it.s a more streamlined look, possibly even more realistic, Craven wishes they had left it alone. He says: With Freddy [Krueger] and the New Nightmare, I felt that I probably should have stuck with the original face. [With Scream,] we just let Ghostface be Ghostface. It would »
MTV’s small-screen reboot of Scream unleashed the first pieces of its marketing campaign earlier this week. A handful of teaser trailers signalled that we’re no longer in the fresh terrain of Wes Craven’s 1996 original movie. No, now we’re in a world that’s all-too-familiar with the tropes of horror, to the point where it’s becoming a trope in itself. Self-self-reflexivity? I’m sure that’s not where Kevin Williamson imagined his script would lead some twenty years down the line. Nevertheless, Scream is heading back to us this summer, and along with that fresh youthful cast all waiting to get sliced and diced, there’s another few changes in store.
Namely, the striking look of the series’ killer, Ghostface. The iconic mask worn by every killer in all four movies has been cast aside by MTV in favor of what network VP Mina Lefevre has »
- Gem Seddon
Since it quietly opened on December 18, 1996, Wes Craven's groundbreaking slasher flick "Scream" has spawned a total of three sequels and now an MTV series that's slated to premiere in June. Does the original movie hold up? I'd say so. The meta-premise is inevitably dated at this point, and the plotting is a bit of a mess at times, but nearly 20 years later "Scream" remains a watchable diversion thanks to Craven's sure-handed direction and a cast of colorful characters populated by the likes of self-involved tabloid reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox); man-child deputy Dewey Riley (David Arquette); orange-loving bestie Tatum (Rose McGowan); and rule-spouting horror nerd Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy). After watching the first trailer for MTV's upcoming series (which boasts the conspicuous absence of both Craven and original writer Kevin Williamson) and taking in its rather CW-esque young cast, I got to thinking about the movies for the first time in years, »
- Chris Eggertsen
The choice to do away with the now iconic GhostFace mask for something fleshier has proved a controversial one for Scream The TV Series. Clearly tied to some story element, many simply already miss the white visage, while others are worried it’ll be a device to explain away the killer. Scream director Wes Craven has…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Face to Face: Gabriadze’s Topical Mutation of Technological Terror
How effectively chilling it is may be arguable. But there’s no denying that Levan Gabriadze’s English language debut Unfriended manages to be clever and somewhat topically meaningful in the age of cyberbullying on social media apps that have chained humans unwittingly to being constantly recorded, in some sense, at nearly every waking moment. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov, the film premiered as Cybernatural (too kitschy for the cool kids) at the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival, its fascination with and deliberate technological framing manage to meld found-footage aesthetics with the attention span of the real-time generation. Screenwriter Nelson Greave’s plot feels kind of similar to Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s creepy 2001 internet ghost film Pulse (which got a Us redo in 2006), but manages to keep an adept, impressive focus on all the action taking place from the perspective of one character’s home screen. »
- Nicholas Bell
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.
Everyone knows A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – including their respective remakes over the last few years. Less known to the general populace is Charles B. Pierce’s 1976 slasher The Town That Dreaded Sundown, in which a hooded killer terrorizes a small town in Arkansas following World War II. Perhaps that’s simply because it’s not as good as such aforementioned classics, but that’s still nothing to stop the perpetual influx of »
- Edward Gardiner
In the realm of post-"Scream" teen slasher flicks, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" isn't terrible. Which isn't the same as saying it's good! Because, objectively, "Ikwydls" is not a "good" movie. In fact, it's a pretty dumb one. But I'll be damned if I haven't watched it at least seven or eight times, and that's mostly thanks to Sarah Michelle Gellar's oddly compelling performance as Southport, North Carolina's doomed resident "Croaker Queen" Helen Shivers. Here's how old I am: I saw "Ikwydls" in theaters. The year was 1997, and I was...12? 14? Let's go with 14 (for now). We were in the midst of a horror "revolution," which is to say: one good movie came out ("Scream"), that movie became a giant sleeper hit, and Hollywood just kept making lesser versions of that movie over and over again until it stopped working for them. (I peg the end of »
- Chris Eggertsen
They do! David Arquette is off the market again, after tying the knot with girlfriend of four years Christina McLarty on Sunday in Los Angeles. The couple just released the first official photo from their special day, a black and white shot showing the two in a joyous moment following the ceremony. McLarty, 33, wore a stunning strapless embroidered gown, while Arquette, 43, looked dapper in a suit and bow tie. David's daughter with ex-wife Courteney Cox, Coco, attended the wedding ... as well as Arquette's year-old baby boy with Christy, Charlie. The couple's two basset hounds were also reportedly in attendance. This is the second wedding for both of them. McLarty was briefly married to Joe Francis, while Arquette and his "Scream" costar were hitched from 1999-2013 ... though they first separated in 2010. Congrats to the happy couple! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
MTV has released the trailer for their new TV series Scream based on the classic horror franchise brought to us by Wes Craven in the 80s. The TV series adds a new element of social media that teens in the 80s never had and a whole new set of rules for surviving a horror movie presented. The trailer even pokes fun at having a slasher TV series You cant do a slasher movie as a TV series slasher movies burn bright and fast. »
The La Film Festival, for the first time ever, has added a TV Gala to buttress its indie film program. This is the new normal for festivals looking for audiences where they really are nowadays, and that's television. On June 14 the festival will premiere MTV/Dimension's horror series "Scream," based on the international hit franchise spawned by Wes Craven. Executive-produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, "Scream" makes its TV premiere on Tuesday, June 30. Among Laff's rash of titles from Sundance and other festivals is "Seoul Searching," Benson Lee's warmly reviewed, '80s-set Korean immigrant comedy set for a Gala premiere on June 17. The festival will also screen ten hot circuit titles in the Buzz section, with highlights including the Berlinale one-take heist thriller "Victoria," Netflix's SXSW pickup "Manson Family Vacation," Sony's feminist comedy from Sundance "Diary of a Teenage Girl" and The Orchard's squirmy swinger »
- Ryan Lattanzio
It seems like the minds behind MTV's new Scream are aware of how hard it's going to be to turn a movie as singularly perfect as Scream into a TV show, seeing as the first trailer for it announces (via one of its characters), "You can't do a slasher movie as a TV series." Presumably they're not talking about Scream itself, but instead the Stab series of movies that are such a fundamental driving force of Scream 2-4, and are apparently popular among teens in the show's town of Lakewood (not Woodsboro). But, then again, the first movie opens with a very conservatively dressed Drew Barrymore getting sliced and diced, while the show is going to open with Bella Thorne in a bikini getting sliced and diced. That may seem like a superficial change...
- Peter Hall
During last night’s MTV Movie Awards, viewers were granted a first look at the network’s upcoming reboot series, Scream, in the shape of three trailers. Based on the 1996 Wes Craven movie which rewrote the rules of horror and handed them back covered in blood and nods to a tired, all-knowing audience, MTV’s small screen take appears to be a somewhat less pioneering affair.
Craven is back to executive produce along with Scream producers Cathy Konrad and Marianne Magdalena. For this hip, happening remodel, the directorial duties go to Jamie Travis who, along with a bunch of new writers, carves a new story that’s anchored in the origins of the first Scream movie.
How they’re linked in terms of connective story tissue is left uncertain, but one thing is abundantly clear: the meta theme is still going strong. Off the bat a self-assured kid leads the »
- Gem Seddon
Scream (TV Series) will premiere in June on MTV and although I actually adore the original and the most recent, it was always a hard franchise to keep going without getting too away of reality. The first trailer here has a few issues for me and not only because it looks like Stab, the spoofed film within a film in Scream 2 and onwards, but it appears to be the same film but with a little rehashed, updated relevance – which was done in Scream 4. There’s also a strong indication that Ghostface isn’t the same either, which might defeat the point of connection between the literal nature of the title and exactly what it looks like but…yeah… »
- Dan Bullock
David Arquette is officially off the market ... again! The actor said "I do" to girlfriend of two years Christina McLarty during an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday. The "Scream" star's rep confirmed the big news to People, adding that the two were joined by their closest family and friends for the special celebration. David and Christina's 11-month-old son Charlie West,was also on-hand for the nuptials, in addition to Arquette's daughter with ex-wife Courteney Cox, Coco. This is the second trip down the aisle for David, who was married to the "Friends" star from 1999-2013. The "Scream" alum has been with the entertainment host for two years, and the cute couple got engaged last year ... shortly after welcoming their son. Congrats to the happy couple! What do you think about the 43-year-old's wedding news? Tell toofab in the comment section below and click "Launch Gallery" above to see even more celebrity weddings! »
- tooFab Staff
Get ready to Scream this summer while watching MTV. The network debuted the first trailer for its all-new series last night during the MTV Movie Awards and also announced the show’s premiere date: June 30. The Scream trailer was introduced last night during the awards show by Bella Thorne, who is most famous for her role on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up! but has also appeared in other series like CSI and Red Band Society (she also just recently co-starred in The Duff with The Flash‘s Robbie Amell and Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman). It has already been announced that Thorne will appear in the Scream pilot as an homage to Drew Barrymore’s iconic character from the original 1996 film. In addition to Thorne, Scream‘s cast also includes Willa Fitzgerald (Royal Pains) as Emma Duvall, Bex Taylor-Klaus (The Killing, Arrow) as the preacher’s daughter Aubrey Jensen, Carlson Young »
- Chris King
Last night during the MTV Movie Awards, MTV unleashed the first trailer for Scream: The TV Series, Wes Craven’s upcoming small screen adaptation of his iconic slasher, which has also been confirmed as premiering on June 30th. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
Scream the series will follow the aftermath of a cyber-bullying incident that results in a shocking murder. The brutal event brings back memories from of past killing spree that has haunted some, possibly inspires a new killer and brings together a new group of teens.
Featuring in the cast of Scream: The TV Series are Bella Thorne, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Willa Fitzgerald, Jason Wiles, John Karna, Connor Weil, Carlson Young, Dale Heidenreich, Tracy Middendorf, Bobby Campo, Tom Maden and Brianne Tju.
- Gary Collinson
Along with some film trailer debuts, last night's MTV Movie Awards ceremony was used to offer some sneak peeks at their upcoming series. Along with the first promo for the fifth season of "Teen Wolf," the network debuted the first trailer for their new TV series based on Wes Craven's horror comedy "Scream". Taylor-Klaus, Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Connor Weil and Amadeus Serafini star in the new series which the network announced will debut on June 30th.
- Garth Franklin
Tonight's MTV Movie Awards featured a number of sneak peeks from upcoming movies, but MTV also used the awards ceremony to debut the first trailer for their new TV series Scream. The network also announced that the show will debut on June 30. The show is based on director Wes Craven's hit movie franchise of the same name.
In the Scream TV Series, everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is fair game. What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewoodand serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Bex Taylor-Klaus, Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Connor Weil and Amadeus Serafini star in the new TV series.
MTV has finally premiered the first footage of the much anticipated Scream television adaptation during their annual Movie awards show after some delay from earlier reports that stated it would be released in October 2014. The new series is based on the popular film franchise of the same name originally written by Kevin Williamson and serves as a reboot of sorts for the franchise.
The television adaption is executively produced by the Weinstein Company and Wes Craven with new creative team of Jill E. Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia as showrunners and features an all new cast of Bella Thorne, Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Carlson Young, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Amadeus Serafini. Jason Wiles replaces Joel Gretsch in the role of Sheriff Clark Hudson as reported by THR.
“Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is fair game. Don’t miss MTV’s new series ‘Scream’
After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, »
- Jean Pierre Diez
MTV has revealed the first trailer for its upcoming Scream television series.
The network also announced that the spinoff will debut on Us screens on June 30.
Scream's small screen adaptation begins with a YouTube video going viral, which soon sparks a string of murders in a quiet town with a troubled past.
MTV has picked up ten episodes for the first season, »
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