For this Fangirl Friday, I'm going to tell you a little discussed secret on this blog. I LOVE HORROR MOVIES!! I love them with every fiber of my being. I watch them year round, but October is horror movie mania for me. I will watch as many as humanly possible. Halloween 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, H20, Omen (sometimes both versions), The Exorcist, Nightmare on Elm Street, Candyman, Psycho, It, The Shining, you name it, I'll watch it. Except Halloween 3, fuck that movie. It's terrible and it doesn't even have Michael Meyers in it! Anyway, my all time favorite horror series is the Scream series. The first movie is one of my all time favorites of any genre. I knew that MTV had put together a Scream TV series, but it was on MTV and MTV's other shows are SOOOOOO not my style, that I had never watched. I didn't really even follow it on spoiler sites. I basically ignored it's existence. Until I went to the movies with my two best, local friends about two months ago. Before the movie they were talking about watching Scream the TV show and how they both needed to catch up on season two. They both said they really enjoyed the first season and were anxious to catch up on season two. Now, both of them have some questionable taste in movies and TV, but they are my best friends, so there is some cross over. I decided to finally give the show a shot. I am so, so glad I did!! I LOVED it! I binged both seasons, as much as I could working and parenting a toddler. Join me after the break to hear my squeal and gush over this show a little more!
I love all kinds of horror movies. Psychological, supernatural, gothic, sci-fi, I love them all.
|Where it all started.|
I'm going to try not to give away too much, in case I convince you to watch the series after this. Both seasons are on Netflix right now, the only exception being the Halloween special that aired just a couple of days ago. In full disclosure, I'm writing this ahead of the special's air date, so this piece will not cover any details from that.
|Most of the teenage cast|
My favorite part of this show, and the movies for that matter, is the characters. There is really no one very famous in the cast, and I think that works in their favor. There are no preconceived feelings towards any of them, based on other roles they have played. Emma Duval is the answer to the movie's Sydney Prescott. She's sweet, smart, and brave. She doesn't hide from the killer. She is also angsty and makes some really poor choices. That's what slasher heroines do, so I can't fault her too much. She is not going to let these killers get away with their crimes. Audrey Jensen is our secondary heroine. She is Emma's childhood best friend. She is snarky and sarcastic, everything you could want from a best friend. She is also harboring some really big secrets. She is played to perfection by Bex Taylor-Klaus. There are the usual cache of high school friends in this as well. The jock, the jerk, the bitch, the weird outsider, and my favorite, the nerd. This nerd, Noah Foster, is the series' version of Randy Meeks. He loves horror movies. He's a computer nerd. His skills are essential to some of the plot points between the two seasons. Portrayed by John Karna, Noah is just the right amount of nerdy and adorable. My other favorite character from this show is Kieran Wilcox, Amadeus Serafini in real life. He is one of the teenagers in Emma's group of friends. I don't want to elaborate anymore than that, as his role in Emma's life changes from Season one to Season two. The remaining recurring characters include the killer, of course, and the town adults. There's the sheriff, some teachers, Emma's single mom, the town mayor, a reporter, etc. They all have their important parts to play. Emma's mom and the sheriff (in both seasons) are the stand out players for the adult characters. And, of course, the remaining main character, the Killer, does a great job as well, though I'm sure it's mostly a stuntman in the costume until the big reveal.
|The series' version of Ghostface, the Brandon James mask.|
So, Saucy Readers, what's your favorite scary movie? Do you like them at all? Did any of you watch the Scream series? Let me know below!!