Scream: the tv series: Slick as Stabbing Teens In a Horror Show
by Anthony Wetmore (@TheMisterPipes, GhostConch)
MTV has made another stab at horror drama with a new take on
a horror classic. Scream: the tv series penned by Jill Blotvogel, starring Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow, The Killing), Willa Fitzgerald (Royal Pains), and Tracy Middendorf (Lost, Boardwalk Empire) promises to
deliver exasperated groans and genuine chills in the show’s first season.
pilot episode delivers on stylized, updated nostalgia. Gone are the ringing phones
and playful inquisitions, this time the fear comes from all sides of media,
social or otherwise. “What’s your favorite scary movie?” becomes a revealing
video gone viral or a threatening text. The warmth of updated nostalgia is kindled
again in the character of Noah Foster (played by John Karna) a computer genius
with a wide swath of knowledge concerning the “rules” of horror-drama
Treats like this may draw older fans into an otherwise modern retelling of the Brandon James mythology at a deliciously slower pace, hopefully pulling it into darker depths than the usual suspect; consistent camp while simultaneously dragging in a younger fanbase. Peppered with enough twisting high school relationships, some blood, more than a few dashes of self-awareness and a smooth soundtrack, Scream: the tv series has put forth a promising first venture into terrorizing teen drama television.
(PHOTO SOURCE: MTV [www.mtv.com])