What’s your favorite
scary movie? TV Show? Well, if it’s ‘Scream,’ HollywoodLife.com has you covered. Each week, I’ll be diving into the most recent episode of MTV’s ‘Scream,’ my new guilty pleasure, and pulling out the amazing references made to the original franchise.
In the second episode of Scream, another life was taken, of course, hooking up was happening, and yes — creepy phone calls. Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) is officially being stalked now and it’s only a matter of time before she’ll find out about her mother’s secrets. So how much did we flash back to Kevin Williamson‘s classic? Well, here you go.
The bathroom scene is one of my favorites in the original scream — Sidney hearing other girls talking about her mother, then being attacked by ghostface. I love that MTV touched on this scene a tiny bit when Emma heads in the bathroom after finding out about the newest death, and hears girls talking about her.
Piper Shay is the new Gale Weathers. As the show does, every storyline is very timely — so, Piper isn’t local newswoman, but instead she’s a podcast host. However, she’s a tad nicer than Gale was (for now), as she agrees to respect Emma’s privacy in exchange for caffeine.
The chase scene is the bedroom scene between Sidney and Billy. Well, sort of. After hearing a weird noise in her room, Sidney was totally freaking out, just like Emma was — until her boyfriend magically appeared. And perfect timing on you, Will.
And on to the phone call — and we’re obsessed with this. Someone breaks in to Emma’s house, sounding the alarm causing the security company to call. With that, we hear more of ghostface but instead of the “What’s your favorite scary movie?” line, it’s “What TV do you watch?” And instead of Halloween, he asks if she likes How to Get Away with Murder. Nice, MTV.
Alright same scene, we have to also point out the name part. In the original, Casey keeps asking why he wants her name, to which he says “Because I want to know who I’m looking at” — then changes to “I want to know who I’m talking to.” In MTV’s it’s very similar: “You do look tired…I mean, you sound tired.” Yikes!
Let’s just end with that “whore” line — one word that doesn’t change over time. Emma’s killer says, “Everyone you trust is lying to you, playing you… your fraud of a family, your whore of a mother. It all started with her.” And in case you don’t remember, that’s also what Billy called Sid’s mom (“slut-bag whore,” to be exact).
— Emily Longeretta