1996 was a beautiful year, mostly due to the fact that the original Scream hit theaters. Everyone was ecstatic to see Drew Barrymore as the lead in a slasher flick, until they found themselves with their jaws on the ground.
That's exactly what Scream is; what Scream does. It shocks you. It takes it to the next level. Forget about all the classics for a moment and remember that today, it's all about breaking the rules and setting new standards. The first four films did it, so why can't the show?
5. Keeping It Meta
We've got the same hip and trendy stylistic approach of the tech-sassy teens we've all grown to love but a more 2.0 version, since the originals never even went as far as texting.
Now don't get me wrong... The horrifyingly ominous ringing of the phone was always a huge selling point for the franchise. Fortunately with the TV series, not only do we have the call, but we have the texts/snaps/YouTube clips, etc.
4. They're Still Hot
Another killer hot cast. Brooke Maddox is no Kirby, but she still works as the pseudo-Tatum of the bunch (nowhere near as Tatum-y as McGowan, of course.) Personally, I don't think they'll find anyone hotter than Thorne for the show...
Not to mention the great Nolan Foster, who's definitely the perfect shoe-in for the late Randy Meeks. This character definitely knows how to set the rules, and that's something we need since we're stepping into unknown territory.
3. "Daisy, Daisy..."
There's a semi-interesting back story behind it all, and it also coincidentally involves the main heroine's mother. It's obviously a nod to Maureen Prescott mixed in with a little homage to the great Jason Voorhees (the whole bully-gone-mad motif) with a fluffy little love story to back it up.
And hey, if the whole sub-plot involving Brandon James doesn't tickle your fancy- there's always the co-arc involving two hot chicks making out!
2. The New Ghostface
The mask is not nearly as bad as was expected. Considering that it was MTV that decided to do this, not many people had enough faith that they'd be able to pull it off without the original Ghostface. Not to fret though, the new Ghostface is also very creepy! Just not as creepy...
So for those of you who aren't fans of the new costume, don't mind it so much... This universe has nothing to do with our beloved tetralogy; this series is merely a way to get the new generation to fall in love with a more relatable version of the masterpiece.
1. A Scream Fan's Swan Song
This is it, people... This is the new Scream we're going to have to grow and love. Since we're most likely never getting another movie, this could be our final hoorah and so R.I.P. Scream 1-4. As much as it doesn't match the original, there's still a lot of room for improvement. With the early renewal of a second season, my bet is that MTV sees something that we don't *just yet.*
What do you guys think? Can you really make a series out of a slasher flick?