Wes Craven interview

Last night brought the tragic news that iconic horror director Wes Craven had passed away at age 76. The man was responsible for helping change the face of horror with A Nightmare on Elm Street and also reinventing the slasher subgenre by pulling back the curtain on all its tropes while also adhering to them in Scream. You’d be hard-pressed to find a horror director who wasn’t influenced by the work of Wes Craven.

Therefore, it’s the perfect time to take a look back at an extended Wes Craven interview from Fangoria TV‘s series Screamography, which chronicled the rise of some of the most iconic filmmakers in the horror genre from their early upbringing through their most well-known achievements in cinema. Watch the all-encompassing interview below! Read More »

Director Wes Craven Has Died at Age 76

Wes Craven dead

Wes Craven, who began his career with the low-budget shocker The Last House on the Left, then helped define the ’80s horror scene with A Nightmare on Elm St., and eventually defined the ’90s horror scene with Scream, has died at age 76, due to brain cancer.  Read More »

Ti West Scream Episode

Ti West, director of films like The Innkeepers and The Sacrament, is moving to television, at least for a brief stint. West is directing at least one episode of Scream, the TV series incarnation of the horror/comedy series originally directed by Wes Craven. Read More »

Scream TV series opening scene

MTV has a fine line to walk with its Scream TV series. Recreate the original films too closely, and they’ll be accused of laziness; stray too far from them, and they’ll alienate purists. We’ll have to wait and see how the series fares as a whole, but as revealed in a new Scream clip, the first eight minutes try their best to put their own spin on one of the movies’ classic scenes.

Bella Thorne plays Nina, a rich, popular mean girl whose evening goes horribly awry in a way that’ll feel very familiar to fans of the first Scream. Watch the Scream TV series opening scene after the jump.  Read More »

Scream mask

You got your first look at Ghostface’s replacement last week; now see the new masked killer in action. MTV has unveiled a new trailer for Scream, based on the hit film franchise. The iconic mask has changed, and the kids are chatting on iPhones instead of landlines, but the meta sense of humor remains. Watch the latest Scream trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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Scream Ghostface

One way MTV’s Scream TV series is setting itself apart from the Scream film series? It won’t involve the iconic Ghostface mask. Instead, it’ll feature a redesigned mask that executive producer Jill Blotevogel compares to those donned by Jason and Michael Myers. Get your first look at the new Scream mask after the jump. Read More »

Scream promo

The appeal of this new trailer for MTV’s Scream series isn’t even the show itself — this is a trailer for those who have strong opinions about some of MTV’s other current stars. This promo barely even features the cast of the new show. Instead, it highlights start of other MTV shows such as AwkwardFaking ItTeen WolfFinding CarterRidiculousness and The Challenge… and they’re all dead. Check out the ‘Killer Party’ Scream promo below. Read More »

Scream TV Series trailer

MTV just announced that the TV series based on Wes Craven’s Scream will premiere on June 30, and along with that announcement comes the first Scream TV series trailer. Right off the bat the trailer delivers a few elements common to the films in the series: a young woman alone, a horrifying death, and meta-commentary on the nature of horror storytelling. Check out the trailer below. Read More »

Drew Barrymore scene remake

It seems Bella Thorne is this generation’s Drew Barrymore, at least when it comes to the Scream franchise. Thorne has confirmed she’ll recreate Barrymore’s big scene from the original Scream in the first episode of the new MTV series. Hit the jump for more on the Drew Barrymore scene remake in the Scream TV series. Read More »

Movies Being Adapted Into TV Shows

TV companies are going crazy trying to mine film libraries for the next big television series, because why come up with an original untested idea without an established brand name title, right? I almost included the movie to television series trend in my 9 Current Movie and Television Trends I Hate article last month, but I decided it was too soon to make that judgement.

While I’m already tired of seeing the announcements, I really loved Fargo (and I really mean LOVED — it’s my favorite television series of the year), I’m still enjoying Friday Night Lights/Parenthood showrunner Jason Katims‘ About a Boy, and I know many people who really dig Hannibal, Bates Motel, and From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. So it’s hard for me to condemn it at this point.  And yes there are also GothamConstantine and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I consider those shows comic book adaptations.

You might be shocked to learn that there are currently over 30 television shows in development right now based on big screen movies. Which are good ideas? Which sound horrible? After the jump, I attempt to rank all of the movies being adapted into TV shows, by concept from worst to most promising ideas.

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