Scream TV show will change Ghostfaces mask

Mina Lefevre, MTV ’s executive vice president, has been discussing the network’s forthcoming Scream TV show, and has revealed that Ghostface’s iconic mask will be altered for the small screen.

Scream was incredibly iconic,” says Lefevre, “but we wanted to reinvent that for TV while of course keeping all the main elements that made it so iconic, including a mask, but also the soapy teen stories, pop culture humor, the scares and the killer.”

“We’re tonally walking that line, yet delivering the scares in a significant way. The mask was a big discussion creatively. We wanted to get a nod and a wink to what the original was, but we definitely wanted to make it more on par with what horror is now, which is darker.”

And as for how that relates to the mask, it has been suggested that the new version will be a more disturbing proposition, in that it could be made from human flesh…

“It’s a darker, almost more grounded, evolved version of the mask,” says Lefevre. “It’s something we’re constantly talking about. How did that mask become that mask? What’s its purpose? How did it evolve?”

“If the Scream movie mask was the more plastic version, for a lack of a better description, this one is a more organic looking and frankly darker version.”

The new Scream show is set to run for ten episodes, and will debut in the US in October 2015, with a UK date to be confirmed.