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A different, darker mask will be used in MTV's Scream series

11.14.2014by: Ryan Miller

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This news is either going to make fanboys shit their pants in disgust or shit their pants in anticipation. Either way, pants will be shit in. Back in October we learned the rather disappointing news that MTV’s “Scream” adaptation would not be using the iconic Ghostface mask. That’s kind of a big deal because you can’t have a SCREAM anything without that ghostly face running around going stab-happy on teenagers, right? Well, it turns out that MTV had something up their sleeves this entire time.

EW got the scoop, who reports that the series has created a mask of its very own. Similarly inspired by the Edvard Munch painting, the show’s new mask will have a more organic feel. And get this, early word is that it’s made of flesh. Ho-ly-shit. I thought it was a ballsy move to not even have the Ghostface mask in the show, but to change it? That takes some guts, and I'm totally cool with it.

“It’s a darker, almost more grounded, evolved version of the mask,” says Mina Lefevre, MTV’s senior vice president and head of scripted development. “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.” I like that they're thinking outside of the box on this one, allowing themselves to stand out while still being rooted in the original franchise. It'll be interesting to see what they come up with, that's for sure.

“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,” she says. “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.” A darker approach to the series could mean a lot of things, but so far this one is sounding a lot better than I was giving it credit for. Time will tell I guess. I'm interested in hearing what you guys think, though, so spill it below!

The MTV series stars Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch. It will center on a YouTube viral video gone wrong, which leads to adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey Jesen and will also serve as the catalyst for a murder and opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.

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Extra Tidbit: Do you like the idea of a new mask?
Source: EW

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