Last year, it was revealed that MTV was ditching the iconic Ghostface mask from the Scream horror movie franchise for the new MTV series based on the Wes Craven classic. Now, that new, updated Scream mask has been revealed, and it will definitely divide old and new fans alike with its sleek aesthetic. Though it bares a slight resemblance to what has come before it, it is decidedly different, and will change the killer's entire facade. About the change, executive producer Jaime Paglia explains:
"The [original] mask is so iconic. If you were to have that mask in a television series, but you weren't following any of the characters [from the original], I believe that would be misleading the audience."
The mask doesn't just curb its new look from the original Ghostface mask, it also pays homage to other horror icons as well. In fact, it's almost a complete mash-up of Ghostface, Mike Myers' William Shatner mask from Halloween, and Jason Voorhees' hokey mask from Friday the 13th. Executive producer Jill Blotevogel states:
"It evokes some of the Jason hockey mask and the white Michael Myers mask. But it's still first and foremost evocative of the Scream mask. It's sort of a reinvention while also paying homage."
One early adopter of the new mask is original series co-creator and director Wes Craven. He offers:
"The new mask is cool and scary and takes the series into a new direction. It also ties into the story, which I won't give away."
Scream is set up as a TV show where everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. And everyone is fair game. What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Scream stars Bex Taylor-Klaus, Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Connor Weil and Amadeus Serafini. The anticipated horror series premiere, June 30 on MTV at 10 PM EST, and kicks off with Bella Thorne reenacting Drew Barrymore's iconic kill that opened the entire Scream franchise: