Scream is coming to MTV (remember when that stood for Music Television?). Here’s the new Ghostface mask that’ll have Edvard Munch screaming in his grave. I supposed they had to change it from the movies because…
“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”.
So says executive producer Jaime Paglia. Another producer Jill Blotevogel says:
“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.”
At this stage in the game the Scream mask is as iconic (maybe even more so) as Halloween’s Michael Myers or Friday the 13th’s Jason – so it shows that Paglia and Blotevogel have no idea what the hell they’re talking about.