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MTV’s “SCREAM” Series To Re-create Iconic Barrymore Scene with Bella Thorne

Whatever your feelings on the necessity of a SCREAM series, MTV’s upcoming show is quickly justifying its existence by sounding so damn intriguing. First, reports revealed the iconic mask of the films wouldn’t show up in the pilot, and will likely be drastically altered for its eventual appearances. Now, comes word that SCREAM aims to re-create the first film’s classic and terrifically orchestrated opening sequence, which featured Drew Barrymore, fraught movie talk and a still frightening kill. 

The immediate question is just how meta this will go. Plot details on the SCREAM pilot see a “YouTube video going viral, which will have adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey and seemingly serve as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.” Assuming said town is Woodsboro,  is someone simply recreating Casey’s murder in 2014? Will the STAB films play a role in how a new generation connects to their own town’s history? Will the series go even further outside it all, with SCREAM being a film within its universe.

Such answers weren’t given by actress Bella Thorne (next year’s AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING and THE DUFF), who admitted she’ll be the Drew Barrymore of this scenario on a Yahoo! Celebrity chat. “yes it is true. i will re-enact the famous scene of drew barrymore in the original series,” Thorne replied to a question about her role in the anticipated series.

SCREAM is expected to premiere in 2015. Hopefully news like this and a “fleshy” mask point to an off-the-rails atmosphere the fourth film couldn’t nail down.

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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