MTV is going to make it happen, even as they renew Snooki & Jwoww. I can’t be the only one thinking that a crossover between the two might be really popular.
But the slasher-inspired series as a concept has a chequered past. One way to go about it is only use the name, and have a new plot with nothing whatsoever to do with the brand you just bought…
Another is to recast your slasher as more of a classic horror host, but that doesn’t really work when said killer is masked, anonymous, and only speaks over a telephone…
I’m guessing they’ll be doing it as a mystery series with season-long arcs – at least with Scream, you can always put a new killer in the costume each time. But will the show comment on TV cliches like the movies did with movies?
It actually could be cool. I just have a feeling it won’t be.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist