It doesn’t have to be October to binge watch some horror movies. On Tuesday MTV is premiering its brand new series, “Scream.” The TV show is based off of the 1996 slasher film of the same name, and what better way to prepare for the reboot than to re-watch the old movies?
Fortunately fans of the horror franchise have a couple of options to watch. Ahead of the TV series premiere, MTV is hosting a marathon of all the movies. The fun kicks off on Sunday, June 28. “Scream” and “Scream 2” will air back to back at 12:45 p.m. EDT, and “Scream 3” and “Scream 4” will begin at 7:08 p.m. EDT.
For those that aren’t interested in commercials, the first three films in the “Scream” franchise are currently available to stream of Netflix – “Scream” (1996), “Scream 2” (1997) and “Scream 3” (2000).
Written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, the original movie starred Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. The film was about a teen named Sidney (Campbell) being targeted by a masked killer named “Ghostface.” “Scream” became such a hit that it spawned three sequels, the latest released in 2011.
The TV series is a modern retelling of the movie, using text messaging and a YouTube-like service instead of the chilling landline phone that Ghostface taunted his victims with. At the start of the show, a video posted online leads to the murder of a young girl in the small town of Lakewood. Other teens face the killer as the murders “open up a window to the town’s troubled past.” But don’t expect to see “Ghostface.” The series is retiring the infamous mask and using their own version. Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Carlson Young star.
“Scream,” the TV series, premieres on MTV on Tuesday, June 30, at 10 p.m. EDT.