The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ SCREAM TV series evolves?

Honey Buzz ~ SCREAM TV series evolves?

Last month, horror fans who were still interested in MTV's adaptation of 90s teen slasher phenom Scream, into a TV series flipped tables and waved their arms dramatically at the news that the show would not involve the iconic Ghostface mask. 

EW now reports that the Scream TV series WILL feature a masked killer, but that the Ghostface we know and love will be replaced by a mask with a more “organic feel,” and some people are now having little hissy fits that it'll be made of flesh...like Bloodyface from AHS, or perhaps Leatherface, or maybe Smiley?... that's fucking original.

MTV also insists the change was not driven by rights issues, but by the desire to deliver a fresh take on the genre classic. MTV exec Mina Lefevre explained:

It’s a darker, almost more grounded, evolved version of the mask It’s something we’re constantly talking about. How did that mask become that mask? What’s its purpose? How did it evolve? If the Scream movie mask was the more plastic version, for a lack of a better description, this one is a more organic looking and frankly darker version.

Lefevre said the new Scream TV series will aim to honor the spirit of the originals, while bringing a more modern spin.

Scream was incredibly iconic, but we wanted to reinvent that for TV while of course keeping all the main elements that made it so iconic, including a mask, but also the soapy teen stories, pop culture humor, the scares and the killer. We’re tonally walking that line, yet delivering the scares in a significant way. The mask was a big discussion creatively. We wanted to get a nod and a wink to what the original was, but we definitely wanted to make it more on par with what horror is now, which is darker.


The Scream TV series will premiere sometime in 2015, and features a cast of forgettable teenagers that I'm sure the "young people" will all fall madly in love with. Like all MTV produced dreck, the TV series will follow a bunch of high school kids, including popular girl Emma Duval (Willa Fitzgerald), artsy loner Audrey Jensen (Amy Forsyth), pop culture-savvy tech genius Noah Foster (John Karna), charismatic socialite Brooke Maddox (Carlson Young), and mysterious new kid Kieran Wilcox (Amadeus Serafini). Adult characters include Joel Gretsch as Kieran’s father Sheriff Clark Hudson, and Tracy Middendorf as Maggie. 

Betting is now open on who dies first, when the first Jamie Kennedy cameo happens, and how much blood they're actually allowed to show on MTV.