I had my misgivings about this. I really did. Those first trailers looked like over-stylised, Dutch angle-fucked, substance-less trash.
But still, for some reason I can’t even pin down, I expected Scream Queens to be decent.
Didn’t I learn anything from Glee and seasons 3 and 4 of American Horror Story?
I reckon “Oh, honey. No” will be a recurring theme when it comes to MTV’s Scream television adaptation.
As I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, Scream is one of my Sacred Three: my favourite three movies of all time (Jurassic Park and Jawbreaker being the other two). I didn’t have high hopes for this version, and those hopes were not bolstered by the appalling (and, mercifully, cancelled) Eye Candy.
Well, Scream’s better than Eye Candy.
But not by much.
I watched this movie for two reasons:
1) Addison Timlin was pretty cool in Odd Thomas.
2) The original The Town That Dreaded Sundown is referenced in a line in Scream.
But then I found out that Ryan Murphy produced this, and my hate fire got stoked.
From the rather excellent horror sequel I posted about yesterday, now we come to one that is the opposite.
This one doesn’t even have a “wrong turn” in it.
That’s the level of laziness here.