Someone has taken their love of scary movies one step too far. Or not far enough. Or maybe they're not a fan of scary movies all all. YOU DON'T KNOW.
The Idiot's Lantern
Man alive, if I was ever more gloriously confused by a headline than I was by this one, I can't remember when it was. MTV, who has been delving into scripted territory with shows like Teen Wolf, has announced that it's developing a series based on the Scream movies. The franchise was successful when it hit theaters in the late '90s, then tried making a comeback last year with a new sequel (which was awesome, but no one saw it). So, here's the question: Is this a good idea? Or the best idea? Or is it only the best idea if we pretend it's 1997?
Recently on The Awl, Melissa Lafsky said that Scream 4 was the “first mainstream feminist horror movie.” I think that’s a bit short-sighted, considering there were (obviously) three equally feminist-friendly movies before that in the same franchise. Scream was never meant to be a typical horror movie – it was meant to turn the genre upside down. Be warned, spoilers are included throughout!