At the end of "Scream" Season 1, Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) thought the horrors she was facing in Lakewood were finally over. However, the killings aren't finished yet and Emma will continue to be haunted in Season 2 of the MTV series. After the premiere date was announced last week, fans have been wondering what exactly is going to happen when the show picks back up. Will the series continue to follow the path put forth by the movie franchise?
Season 1 had several moments that paid tribute to the original films. For example, both the "Scream" TV series and movies are self aware. "Scream" Season 1 had a discussion on the show that involved a horror movie playing out as a TV series, while "Scream" laid out the rules of horror movies as they were carried out in the film. This trend continued in "Scream 2," which explained the rules of sequels. You can watch the video of Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) explaining what happens in horror sequels in a clip from "Scream 2" below:
There's a good chance the franchise will follow these rules when "Scream" Season 2 debuts in May. Here are some possibilities of what could happen this season based on what happened in "Scream 2" and the guidelines of horror sequels:
1. Higher Body Count
As Randy said in the video, the body count in sequels is always bigger. Not only are more people killed, but the way people get murdered is usually more "elaborate." With Season 2, we could see the Brandon James killer turn things up a notch and go on even more of a murdering spree. The killer will want to create their own chapter and not recreate what has already been done. As far as elaborate goes, it's going to be tough to top Will's (Connor Weil) death scene from Season 1 after he was chopped up by farming equipment and his blood covered Emma.
2. Beloved Characters Will Die
In sequels, all bets are off for characters who found a way to survive the original. "Scream 2" saw Randy get kill after he and Sidney (Neve Campbell) survived "Scream." This could mean bad news for the horror movie buff on the show, Noah (John Karna), if the show follows in the footsteps of "Scream 2." There will also be another character into serial killers and horror on the show this season, Gustavo Acosta (Santiago Segura), which means there might not be a need for both of them.
A surprisingly large amount of people made it through the murders from the first season, but it's hard to see them all making it through round two. Brooke (Carlson Young), Jake (Tom Maden), Kieran (Amadeus Serafini), Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus), Noah, Emma and her mother Maggie (Tracy Middendorf) all survived Season 1, but they all will be hunted once again very soon.
3. The Killer In Second Season Is Inspired By Piper
When "Scream 2" came to a close, both of the killers were inspired by the events of the first film. Mickey (Timothy Olyphant) was a mad man who watched too many horror movies and eventually connected with Billy Loomis' (Skeet Ulrich) mother Debbie Salt (Laurie Metcalf) to become the film's murderous duo. While Debbie had a direct connection to the killings in "Scream," Mickey didn't know Billy or Stu (Matthew Lillard).
There is a very good chance you can see a dynamic like this one on this season of "Scream." We know that Audrey was in some way involved with exposed killer Piper (Amelia Rose Blaire). This means that if Audrey picks up where Piper left off, she could have a new crazed sidekick who saw what happened in Lakewood and wants to recreate it.
4. Living Up To The First Season
"Scream 2" had an entire scene about how sequels are usually inferior films to their originals. Could the same be said about Season 2 of "Scream"? The first season was filled with twists, turns and brutal murders, which the show will likely have more of. Since we know that Audrey was a part of the killings, this would be the first time in the history of "Scream" that fans know who at least one of the killers is before the big reveal in the end. If this is the case, it will be interesting to see how it all plays out and stacks up against Season 1.
You can watch the full sequel discussion from "Scream 2" below:
"Scream" Season 2 premieres on Tuesday, May 31, on MTV at 10 p.m. EDT.