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Wes Craven talks MTV's new Scream mask

04.17.2015by: Ryan Miller

MTV just recently dropped its first set of teasers for their new Scream series, and in them we caught our first look at the newly changed mask, one that resembles a more organic, fleshy look. While we already know what everyone on the internet thinks about this (they collectively shit their pants), what does the man behind the films think?

In a recent interview with THR, Wes Craven shared his thoughts on changing the iconic Ghostface mask and talks about why they didn’t “mess with the mask at all” in the SCREAM franchise. “It’s something we didn’t try to change. With Freddy [Krueger] and the New Nightmare, I felt that I probably should have stuck with the original face. [With Scream,] we just let Ghostface be Ghostface.”

“It would have been safer [not to change Freddy],” Craven continued. “I’m not going to speculate in public, probably shouldn’t have even mentioned it, but you know, sometimes you realize that something’s not broken, so don’t fix it. And that was the course we took on all the Scream films: Don’t mess with that; it’s just perfect.”

But why did MTV even change the mask in the first place? It’s simple—they wanted to do something different by bringing a new look to the iconic mask. It’s a bold move, to be sure, so hopefully they have a good series to back it all up.

MTV’s Scream series is about:

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 a killer who’s out for blood.

It stars Bex Taylor-Klaus, Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Connor Weil, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young, Tracy Middendorf, and Joel Gretsch.

Extra Tidbit: Do you have any hope at all for this show?
Source: THR

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