A teenage girl (Neve Campbell) becomes the target of a killer who has stalked and killed one of her classmates. A tabloid news reporter (Courtney Cox) is determined to uncover the truth, insisting that the man who raped and killed Campbell's mother one year earlier is the same man who is terrorizing her now. Campbell's boyfriend (Skeet Ulrich) becomes the prime suspect.
Sad news rocked the horror world yesterday when it was reported that Wes Craven had passed away at the age of 76. The news came as a shock to both friends and fans, as a lot of people didn't know the beloved filmmaker was battling brain cancer. The director is best known for directing the 1984 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, which gave Freddy Krueger to the world. But it was his film Scream that rejuvenated the waining horror genre back in the 90s, breathing new life into what some felt was a bygone era. Now, some of the stars of that original franchise starter have paid tribute to the maestro, along with news that the movie's small screen incarnation also has something special planned for later in the week.
Other stars from Scream shared their memories on various social media platforms. Courteney Cox called Wes Craven her friend and mentor, while Rose McGowan said the filmmaker was one of the kindest, gentlest and smartest men she has ever known, referring to him as a king amongst directors. Jamie Kennedy even credited Wes Craven for giving him his whole career. Other Scream stars that shared their memories included Jerry O'Connell, Skeet Ulrich and Kevin Smith, who has the distinction of being one of the few to actual direct Wes Craven as an actor in a movie.Read More
Yesterday was a tragic day for horror fans around the world, as we reported the unfortunate news of Wes Craven passing at the age of 76 in his Los Angeles home. Wes Craven left an indelible mark on the horror movie genre almost immediately with his first feature film, 1972's The Last House on the Left, and his influence will be felt for years to come, in the filmmakers that follow and carry on his legacy. As we continue to mourn the loss of this legend, we're revisiting his best work with nine of his best films.
Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven, raised by a strict baptist family, although his father died when he was just five years old. He earned his undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton University in Illinois, and earned his Masters in Philosophy and Writing from Johns Hopkins University. After college, he was briefly a humanities professor at Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, New York. His first job in the film industry was as a sound editor for a post-production company in New York City, before directing several adult films under a pseudonym, which he admitted in the 2005 documentary INSIDE Deep Throat. In 1972, he made his true directorial debut with the instant classic The Last House on the Left, which he also wrote and edited.Read More
MTV's Scream series may not be using the iconic Ghostface Killer mask, but it will recreate one of the original Scream film's most remembered scenes. In 1996, it came as a shock to audiences when Drew Barrymore didn't make it past the opening act, as she was set up to be the star of the movie. She was dispensed rather quickly by the main slasher. Now, MTV has gotten another big star, and it's confirmed that this same opening act will be used once again to kickstart this small screen reboot.
The Scream TV series is debuting nearly twenty years after the original movie hit theaters. It will feature an all-new Ghostface Killer mask, and a plot that revolves around viral videos. It is not known if the killer in this new version of Scream is literally reenacting the same moments from the movie, or if this is a straight up remake that will not address or acknowledge the past films. We'll have to wait until 2015, when the series is set to air on MTV, to find out.Read More
Director Wes Craven provided a response to the speculation of a Scream TV series potentially coming to MTV. The news about the horror guru directing the pilot arrived last week. Today, he took to Twitter to address the question of his involvement.
A lot of you have asked about the Scream TV series. It's true I've been approached. My response was, it would depend on the script.— Wes Craven (@wescraven) May 1, 2013Read More
MTV announced today a pilot greenlight based on the hugely successful horror film franchise Scream with Dimension Films for MTV, plus the addition of three new series to its diverse programming slate, including Generation Cryo, Nurse Nation and The Hook Up, at its annual Upfront Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition, the network announced the season three renewal of Snooki & JWoww and highlighted an impressive programming slate of 15 returning hits. MTV is a division of Viacom Inc.
MTV and Dimension Film's one-hour pilot will reinvent the successful horror comedy franchise that spawned three sequels and unleashed "Ghostface" to a legion of unsuspecting fans. MTV and Dimension Films are in discussions with various writers for the potential series which would be slated for a summer 2014 debut on the network. Dimension Films is in discussions with the films' original director and renowned filmmaker Wes Craven to direct the one-hour pilot. DiGa Vision will serve as a producer.Read More