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The New Scream Mask Is Appropriately Unsettling

When someone makes a reference to the movie Scream, there’s a 99.999% chance that the first thing that comes to mind is the iconic Ghostface mask. And now with MTV’s news Scream series, we’ll have a whole other mask to start thinking about. Check it out below.

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Now, whether we’re thinking about it in a good or a bad way is entirely up to the series at this point. My first impression is that this is what the Ghostface mask looked like before someone melted it and stretched it out into a cooler shape, since the eyes and the mouth are slightly similar. But it does evoke some weird feelings on its own, as it’s not as cartoonish or extreme.

Plus, it looks like it’ll be held in place by straps, and won’t just slip over the head, which is interesting. That aspect makes me think of Freddy Krueger’s glove, which is probably a higher compliment than it deserves at this point, but still. Executive producer Jill Blotevogel compared it to Jason’s hockey mask and Michael Myers’ mask, so I feel comfortable with my comparison.

Speaking of Freddy, here’s what the show’s other executive producer (and film series director) Wes Craven thinks about it, according to EW.

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.

Making the mask feed into the narrative is indeed a good way to justify the way it looks, since it won’t just be bought at a store like the film’s mask, which allowed others to dress up as the killer. I like that there will presumably be just one mask here, and I kind of already want to know who the killer is. Although, judging from the so-so trailers that have been released, I wouldn’t mind it if all these characters ended up dying by the end of the series with the killer actually just being the mask itself. No, wait, that’s stupid.

Do you guys think it matches up to the original?

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Find out how scary things will get when Scream debuts on MTV on Tuesday, June 30, complete with its own deadly opening act.

Nick Venable

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.