Drew Barrymore plays one of the most memorable roles in Scream, in the frightening opening sequence. But, did you know Barrymore was originally set to play the Neve Campbell role? A scheduling conflict forced her to back out, leaving only enough room for that classic prologue. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which looks at the modern slasher classic, Scream!
The underwhelming performance of 'Scream 4' has us admittedly curious to see MTV reinventing the Kevin Williamson horror franchise as a TV series, but will a starless 'Scream' bring the same satire? Find out for yourself, as the official cast list and pilot director for MTV's 'Scream' TV series is a veritable who's who of people you've never heard of!
It's been a good while since we've heard anything from the front of MTV's proposed 'Scream' TV series, which had since lost writers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin with no word of involvement from either Wes Craven or Kevin Williamson, but we at least have a cast to start. Find out the major characters we'll hear 'Scream' if and when MTV decides to take the pilot to series!
In 1996, a horror movie was released that reinvigorated the genre by flipping it on its head. Wes Craven's 'Scream' starred Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, a young woman tormented by a psycho killer in a ghost-face mask that would instantly become iconic. The film took a meta approach to tired old horror tropes, directly calling them out and utilizing them in inventive ways. 'Scream' spawned three sequels (and will soon be a series on MTV), making it one of the most beloved horror franchises. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
'Scream 4' might have failed to carve out any real attempt at reinvigorating the franchise, with its relatively poor box office performance and moderate critical reception, but that isn't stopping MTV from taking another stab at it. Almost one year after the rumors first began to bleed out, we've learned that MTV has given an official pilot order to a potential 'Scream' TV series, including an offer for horror master Wes Craven to direct! Get the first bloody details inside!