Scream: Resurrection – TV series

‘New season. New blood.’

Scream: Resurrection is a new six-part American slasher horror TV series – a reboot/revamp of the MTV Scream series – shown on VH1 from  Monday, July 8, 2019.

The plot focuses on Deion Elliot (played by RJ Cyler), a local star football running back, whose tragic past comes back to haunt him and threaten his committed plans for the future … and impact on the lives of his unlikely group of friends.

The cast also includes Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Tyga, Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, C.J. Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello, and Paris Jackson.

Plus, the actual Ghostface mask, which MTV’s Scream were contractually unable to use will be featured. Furthermore, Roger Jackson, who voiced the killer in the Scream feature film franchise, will reprise his role for the VH1 spin-off.

Reviews [may contain spoilers]:

“Based on the first two episodes, Scream: Resurrection isn’t a complete waste of your time, but it’s still difficult to recommend. All of the flaws from the previous two seasons are still there. The writing is pedestrian. The direction is flat.” Trace Thurman, Bloody Disgusting

” …Resurrection delivers an extremely problematic message to its viewers and goes against everything the film franchise stood for. The films respected horror fans. Scream: Resurrection sh*ts on them.” Trace Thurman, Bloody Disgusting

” …after two years, one would hope the series would have at least proven itself worth waiting for and that is sadly just not the case. It is fun for brief flashes before returning right back to the frustrating show the first two seasons turned out to be.” Merrill Barr, Forbes

“Race is crucial to Scream: Resurrection not from a social activist standpoint, but in upending the notion that the color of your skin dooms you to death […] Other tropes get addressed, as the tormented try to dispel the myths to be the last one standing. It’s all done to great effect…” Carissa Pavlica, TV Fanatic

Choice dialogue [BIG spoiler]:

Beth (Giorgia Whigham): “I always knew I was a sociopath. I mean, why do you think I love horror movies so much? I watched every single one I could get my hands on until I realized it just wasn’t quite enough. Why should Michael Myers get to have all the fun when I could be a better monster because I’m not just some actor behind a mask. This is who I really am on the inside. [Silence] C’mon, that was a killer monologue! Literally!”

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