Plenty of movies from the past few decades are finding a new home on television – that is, the ones that aren’t being rebooted, remade, or reinvigorated on the big screen for new audiences, of course. MTV managed to find success by taking the premise of the 1985 cult comedy Teen Wolf and reinvisioning it with a slightly darker interpretation for a modern audience.
With Teen Wolf set to kick off its fifth season next week, MTV is also launching another television show based on a cult classic – this time from the ‘90s – in Wes Craven’s Scream. MTV’s Scream will debut on June 30 and according to an early report from TVLine, the adaptation will follow much of the same plot as the original, albeit with some technological advancements:
The pilot…kicks off with a YouTube video going viral, which will have adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey and seemingly serve as the “catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.”
The short (and perhaps slightly outdated) synopsis may not compel fans of the original, or even casual TV-viewers, to watch the upcoming Scream show. But, as I briefly discussed in my “6 Most Anticipated New and Returning Shows Summer 2015” post, there are a few other reasons to get excited about this particular horror series.
ABC Family’s Halloween schedule includes a ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Halloween special and the network television premiere of ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.’ Photo courtesy of ABC Family.
It’s that time of the year when commercials for ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween and AMC’s Fear Fest are everywhere, the Halloween specials have started airing, and everyone is singing “I Put A Spell On You.” Even though Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Nightmare on Elm Street are some of the classics, Hocus Pocusseems to be the cult favorite for the Halloween season. It’s hard to believe that last year I watched Hocus Pocus with one of my friends because she had never seen it before. The 1993 movie is still so popular that MTV talked earlier this year about making a sequel. If you haven’t already watched it, ABC Family will be airing Hocus Pocus on Oct. 23, 24, 28, and 31 if you still need to get your yearly dose of witchy family-friendly horror.
Of course, there are tons of other Halloween or scary movies that you could watch this season. Classic TV Database compiled an entire list of every scary or Halloween themed movie or television special airing this month. In addition, here are 5 movies that I love to watch before Halloween. Some of them are airing on TV, some of them aren’t, but none of them are stereotypical Halloween movies.