Scream: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1

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Lacking truly compelling characters or scenarios, Scream is forced to trade too heavily on nostalgia for its big-screen predecessors in the franchise.



Critic Ratings: 42


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User Ratings: 581

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Air date: Jun 30, 2015

In the premiere, the murder of a high-school student in the small town of Lakewood conjures memories of a similar murder that occurred 20 years earlier in the community.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2015

The death of another teen raises questions; and leads to a rift between Emma and Audrey. In other events, a podcaster arrives in town to report on the past and present murders.

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Air date: Jul 14, 2015

Emma discovers that her mom is keeping additional secrets; and the killer challenges her to a dangerous game.

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Air date: Jul 21, 2015

A mysterious message sends Emma and Audrey in search of answers.

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Air date: Jul 28, 2015

Emma learns a heartbreaking secret after a scandalous video leak.

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Air date: Aug 4, 2015

The new prime suspect is someone close to Emma.

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Air date: Aug 11, 2015

Emma races to save a friend from the killer's dangerous game of hide-and-seek.

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Air date: Aug 18, 2015

Emma is shaken by another death; and uncovers a secret from the past.

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Air date: Aug 25, 2015

Emma, who doubts that the actual killer has been captured, teams with Piper to find answers at the Halloween dance.

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Air date: Sep 1, 2015

In the Season 1 finale, Emma tries to save a loved one and also learns the identity of the killer.

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Slasher-horror series based on the popular film franchise. Season 1 sees the murder of an entitled teen spark a spree of murders by the Ghost Face killer. Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) is the prime target of the killer, who terrorises her and her friends, loner Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus) and nerdy Noah (John Karna). The gang must piece together the clues to uncover the killer, and delve into the town's dark history.

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Critic Reviews for Scream Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (19)

Partly due to formal inefficiency, partly due to an uneven focus, very little of the first episode of Scream works.

Aug 23, 2019 | Full Review…

This show does what it is designed to do. It gives you cheap thrills, introduces some very attractive characters, and makes you wonder who exactly is killing all of these nice (read: really, really mean) teenagers

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Luxe environments mixed with bitchy teen entitlement and karmic vengeance drive Scream beyond its slasher-exploitation film genesis to a stylish metaphor about a new generation's excesses and mean-girl cruelty.

Jun 30, 2015 | Full Review…

An incredibly MTV-in-2015 way to unravel a mystery: ridiculous, meme-obsessed, self-mocking, and fun if you don't think about it too much. Which basically sums up the first season of the network's Scream.

Sep 2, 2015 | Full Review…

MTV's television series based on the popular franchise has the same exact archly self-aware tone, but the novelty is long gone, and what we're left with is pointless homage.

Jul 6, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Right from the first scene there's a unique energy to the piece. It doesn't feel like a knock-off or a cheap tie-in. It's a horror movie in weekly series form.

Jun 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Scream's ensemble are endearing in their own little world, but if you're watching episodes in between better shows, it's easy for them to fall flat.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

If the blend of CW or ABC Family teen nonsense and slasher appeals to you, then much of Scream the TV Series is itself good fun.

Aug 23, 2019 | Full Review…

There was a lot to like about this premiere. It set up the storylines really well for the season, but at the same time it left a lot to be desired.

Aug 22, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5.0 | Full Review…

Trust me, no-one was more surprised than me find that I didn't just enjoy the new Scream, I actually think it's one of the best, most clever reboots I've ever seen.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

What I know for sure is that the old, iconic Scream mask is gone, but the new one in place will give you chills.

Aug 22, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Scream: The TV Series is exactly what a reboot should be.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scream: Season 1

  • Jan 07, 2021
    Recordando viejos tiempos con un slasher del asesino y sus llamadas, con suspenso efectivo y gore visualmente increíble aunque pudo haber sido mejor.
  • Dec 27, 2020
    Thoroughly enjoyable! It's been a while since I've seen a decently-made suspense/slasher series, and this one holds it's ground well. The series is a refreshing take I couldn't step away from and will remember for a long time to come. The first season brings carnage as variously lives are torn apart, and the lives of those who remain are forged together. A wonderful setting and atmosphere and backdrop develops and the series plays on it's own mythos well, creating a sense of "more" to the world. The first episode starts out in hommage to typical horror cliché, yet from there the series grows as do the characters themselves giving you something more than what you expect. The characters start out organically in their own overlapping circles, which deal with some petty teen angst and drama and many hints of deeper scandals, however events slowly bring everyone together as they attempt to save their lives while witnessing repeated unspeakable tragedies. The medium of a series is perfectly explored as you witness the growth and backstories of each character in this memorable who-dunnit, which by the end leaves you wanting more. -"I can see our stars"
  • Dec 12, 2020
    When the scream movie's were good enough i wad wach the show
  • Nov 24, 2020
    Teen hormones, awkward kissing, teen hormones, desperation. This is appalling. Lots of massively spoilt teens, a party that lasts most of the poorly written first episode and well each one after is just awful in comparison to how some viewers rated it. Touching on lots of key issues in teens lives including suicide, heartbreak, cyber bullying, harassing, students sleeping with teachers, lots of inappropriate kissing. Its all in there isn't it guys! It's just so predictable. Let's not beat around the bush. The killer isn't male, yet somehow the killer manages to change her voice on tape to manly. Using 28 year olds to play teens, the acting is awful, they hardly ever seem to actually do any work, they spend most of the time when they aren't being lose debating next to the pool or with a drink. Terrible terrible. terrible.
  • Nov 22, 2020
    When you make shows off movies there get better
  • Nov 04, 2020
    The tv adaptation to scream is missing some of the plot points that made the first one great bit it still has some suspense as the first one. If you are doing nothing and you don't know what to do, I would definitely recommend this move.
  • May 26, 2020
    Amazing season. The plot was super good, the acting was average but good, the characters were good, and I like how each characters resembles one from the original movie. Great show. 85%
  • May 21, 2020
    It's alright. Follows the Scream formula to a T, so practically a parody of a parody, in series format. Some nice plot, if rather predictable, a few nice kills, nothing to much, not really enough, but not so little as to totally turn me away. Pretty much crime drama, just like the movies also kinda felt. It works anyway. The characters aren't wholely displeasing, but none of them really make me wanna scream, "NOOOOOOO! Not her!!!!" either. The title girl, however, is not really the epitome of this example, rather she's the exact opposite: she's the only one I really can't stand, a terrible two-faced hypocrite, liar, and thinks it's all about her, all the time, and crucifies anybody else that actually dares do just as bad, "or worse". The good girl she ain't, and yet, I couldn't help but imagine it getting better.
  • Apr 05, 2020
    great series that i lover to the start to the end
  • Dec 18, 2019
    Si bien fue un poco predecible, la serie sigue siendo muy buena.

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