EW.com has unveiled the new “ghost face” mask for the upcoming MTV Show ‘Scream’. While some were expecting something similar to the films, executive producer Jaime Paglia was quick to point out that this isn’t the same old scream.
“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,” she said.
She’s right. Take a look at the mask below:
According to Scream Wiki:
Ghostface was named after a rubber Halloween mask inspired by the Edvard Munch painting The Scream. He has also been called the Woodsboro Killer, after the town where the Ghostface costume was first used to commit murders.
Ghostface often called his victims on the phone, taunting or threatening them before stabbing them to death with an eight inch hunting knife. He occasionally asked his victims horror movie trivia, and stalked them in a manner reminiscent of said films.
The look is definitely going to get an interesting reaction from hardcore fans of the 90’s horror franchise, and the fact that it’s on MTV isn’t a very good sign for the quality of the show. Most reboots are met with criticism though, so Here’s hoping the show ends up proving us all wrong in the end.
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