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Scream: Season 1 (2015)




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


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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.


Bex Taylor-Klaus
as Audrey Jensen
John Karna
as Noah Foster
Willa Fitzgerald
as Emma Duvall
Tracy Middendorf
as Maggie Duvall
Jason Wiles
as Sheriff Clark
Bella Thorne
as Nina Patterson
Amadeus Serafini
as Kieran Wilcox
Connor Weil
as Will Belmont
Carlson Young
as Brooke Maddox
Dale Heidenreich
as Nick Foster
Bobby Campo
as Seth Branson
Tom Maden
as Jake Fitzgerald
Brianne Tju
as Riley Marra
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Critic Reviews for Scream: Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (15)

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.

June 30, 2015 | Full Review…
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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.

September 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.

July 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.

June 30, 2015 | Full Review…

You gotta like any high school drama that starts with the mean girl getting stalked and stabbed to death beside her swimming pool.

June 29, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Scream is exactly what you'd expect. It may also be exactly what you want.

June 29, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Scream: Season 1



Some of the dialogue stinks but the overall it does well to turn a slasher film into a TV series. I would have liked another addition to the film series but you can't have everything I guess


Super Reviewer

Produced by Wes Craven and loosely based on the films, Scream is a mystery/horror television series. In Season 1 a small town community is rocked by a string of murders that are seemingly related to a local legend about a serial killer known as Brandon James. For the most part the show maintains the tone and spirit of the films; offering insightful commentary about the horror genre and playing on the conventions of film/television. However, the writing isn't very strong, and neither is the acting. Additionally, the characters aren't very realistic, and the show tries to make everyone a suspect at some point (resulting in a number of inconsistencies). Still, the series does a fairly good job at building intrigue and delivers some intense thrills. Season 1 of Scream has its problems, but overall it's entertaining and shows potential.


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