“You can’t do a slasher movie as TV Series,” proclaims one of the attractive white teenagers that will probably be murdered. For better or for worse, MTV has adapted Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s Scream films into a television series. It looks like a gory version of Pretty Little Liars, with 20-year-old high school kids balancing relationships and secrets, all while trying to not get murdered.
As a big fan of the terrifying yet witty original films (even Scream 4 was surprisingly sharp), I do hope that the series is better than its trailer. MTV has had great success with its move to scripted series, most astonishingly turning that cheesy 80’s movie into their wildly popular Teen Wolf series.
We’ll see if Scream the TV show can be a worthy successor to the throne, or ghostface mask, this summer when it premieres June 30th. In the mean time, “What’s your favorite scary movie?” Feel free to share with us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.