“You root for them. You love them. So when they are brutally murdered…it hurts.” – Noah
Oh boy. If you’d told me 19 years ago that I would one day be watching a Scream television series on MTV, I don’t know if I would believe you. Yet, here we are. Scream is a horror franchise that is near and dear to my heart. I watched it when I was way too young (holy crap, the first movie is 19 years old) and fell in love with the self-awareness. More importantly, I was enamored by the characters’ seemingly endless knowledge of the horror genre and movies in genre. I was around 10 years old, I was impressionable, and damn it, I wanted to love movies the way the characters in Scream did.
So when I found out about MTV’s series, I was naturally hesitant. When I sat down to watch the pilot episode, I went in with as much of an open mind as I could. However, as open as my mind was, MTV’s iteration of the self-referential horror property that I grew up loving and patterning my movie viewing after still fell short for me. Continue reading