MTV’s ‘Scream’ Mask Revealed: Open Wide for the New Ghostface!
MTV’s updated take on the Scream concept has debuted to mixed acclaim, particularly the decision to forgo the classic “Ghostface” mask that so defined the franchise. Now, our first look at the new mask has arrived, and … well, the word “frightening” comes to mind, though perhaps not as they’d hoped.
Entertainment Weekly debuted a first look at the new killer visage, which blends together a few horror movie icons in an attempt to reinvent the show’s concept of fearful serial killing. Although curiously not the “organic” look we’d been told might possibly resemble human flesh, Scream executive producer Jamie Paglia offered an explanation for the new look:
The [original] mask is so iconic. If you were to have that mask in a television series, but you weren’t following any of the characters [from the original], I believe that would be misleading the audience.
Adds executive producer Jill Blotevogel:
It evokes some of the Jason hockey mask and the white Michael Myers mask, but it’s still first and foremost evocative of the Scream mask. It’s sort of a reinvention while also paying homage.
Here’s how MTV describes the plot of the new series, premiering June 30:
After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens — with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart — become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of an assassin who’s out for blood.
The new TV series sees Jamie Travis directing scripts from Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin, with Jill Blotevogel serving as showrunner, and Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad executive producing. Scream also stars Arrow alum Bex Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch
You can check out the latest Scream trailer below, but is the new mask a slight on the classic look? Might MTV’s adaptation live up to the classic film?