Ranking the ‘Scream’ Films and TV Series

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4. Scream: The TV Series

Fans of the franchise were skeptical when it was first announced that there would be a television adaptation of the Scream films set to air on the MTV network. After all, any kind of reboot or re-imagining is always scary when it comes to our most beloved horror properties. Just look at A Nightmare on Elm Street.

The Scream TV show basically takes the concept of an unknown murderer killing off teenagers and stretches it throughout the course of a show. I enjoy ‘Whodunnit?’ tales as much as anyone, and I don’t even mind it so much here— but perhaps this would’ve been better off as a separate entity, as linking the show to the Scream name only makes it seem inferior in comparison.

I didn’t go into the series with a biased mindset. I truly wanted to like it, and potentially relive the experience I had first watching the original film back in the 90s. But it simply feels far too second-rate, especially with the new appearance of Ghostface— which I cannot for the life of me get used to.

Still, you’re not going to find a single episode of this series that’s any worse than Scream 3.

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