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TV Review: Scream – 105 – “Exposed”

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“Wow, you sound like a bad romantic comedy. Except we didn’t meet-cute, we met sick/twisted.” – Emma

Find all my reviews of MTV’s Scream here.

In Scream’s fifth episode, Emma deals with the fallout of footage of her losing her virginity going viral. Meanwhile Jake and Will make me wish even more that they would just get killed off already. Continue reading

TV Review: Scream – 104 – “Aftermath”

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“…I’ve got some grief gaming to do.” – Noah

Find all my reviews of MTV’s Scream here.

Something that bothers me to no end is hearing people ask for a list of episodes of a TV show to “get the gist” of what’s going on instead of getting caught up. Likewise, it bugs me when people skip episodes and just read plot summaries. I know I’m probably weird and this is a very specific pet peeve, but I hold the long-form narrative structure of television in high regard and feel like it should be consumed in chronological order and with no gaps. Continue reading

TV Review: Scream – 103 – “Wanna Play a Game?”

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“Do you really want to compare lists of secrets right now?” – Emma

Find all my reviews of MTV’s Scream here.

The latest episode of Scream actually managed to surprise me. Episode 2 left such a poor taste in my mouth that I put off watching “Wanna Play a Game?” for several days. Hence, why I’m once again late with my review.

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TV Review: Scream – 102 – “Hello, Emma.”

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“Who can resist a murder selfie?” – Jake

Find all my reviews of MTV’s Scream here.

Every once and a while I’ll do something for the blog or the podcast without thinking about what exactly it means for me in terms of workload. I’m excited about the various irons I have in the fire. However, the Scream TV show review series may be my undoing. Continue reading

TV Review: Scream – 101 – “Pilot”

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“You root for them. You love them. So when they are brutally murdered…it hurts.” – Noah

Find all my reviews of MTV’s Scream here.

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

Movie Review: Urban Legend (1998)

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After Scream resurrected the slasher genre in 1996, studios quickly jumped on the bandwagon and produced teen slashers to capitalize on the craze. For the most part, these movies were cheap imitations, utilizing the same techniques and dialogue as Scream and populating the cast with TV teen drama actors. 1998’s Urban Legend is no different. In fact, it was perhaps the most shameless Scream rip-off of the era. Continue reading

Subverting the Horror Genre [OV’s Shocktober]

The horror genre has the unique ability to be self-referential while still maintaining its frightening nature. Every now and then a horror movie comes along that will examine the nature of the genre in a fun, inventive way. These movies oftentimes provide a stark look at the genre they lampoon with love.

Here are some examples of movies that turn a satirical eye at their genre. If you have any recommendations or comments on what I have I have listed here, please let me know in the comments below and follow me around the internet with the below links.

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Tiny’s Shocktober Musings – Part II [Obsessive Friends]

[OBSESSIVE NOTE] Check out Tiny’s latest batch of Shocktober reviews! For more Shocktober-related content, check out the official Shocktober page of the site. And don’t forget to check out Tiny on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.

– Matt (@ObsessiveViewer)

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Mike’s Shocktober Journal – Day 2 (10/02/13): Wrong Turn [Obsessive Friends]

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