He’s directed some of the finest horror films of recent years (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil, The Sacrament), and now Ti West (who also appeared in Adam Wingard’s classic home invasion horror You’re Next) has revealed he’s directing an episode of MTVs Scream series.
“The first movie I drove myself to see when I got my license was [Wes Craven’s] SCREAM. Now I’m directing part the TV Series. Life is weird”, said West recently.
I am still not convinced on this Scream series, but West’s involvement is one major reason to watch it, or at least his episode at least.
The series will center on a YouTube viral video gone wrong, which leads to adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey Jesen and will also serve as the “catalyst for a murder and opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.”
Scream premieres on 30th June.
When Nina, a gorgeous entitled teen at Lakewood High School, is murdered in an apparent crime of passion, it exposes the inner workings of the town’s complex social hierarchy. After Audrey, a young artistic loner, is “outed” via cyberbullying, she has to find a way to hold her head up high with the help of Noah, her nerdy, hyper-intelligent best friend, and a renewed relationship with Emma, her former “bestie” from elementary school. In the meantime, Emma’s mom, Maggie (the town’s medical examiner) works with the town’s sheriff, Clark, to solve the murder and determine if it’s connected to a crime spree from the town’s dark past — a murder spree committed by a previous generation’s “bullying victim” Brandon James.
“Scream” stars Willa Fitzgerald as “Emma,” Bex Taylor-Klaus as “Audrey,” Carlson Young as “Brooke,” Amadeus Serafini as “Kieran,” John Karna as “Noah,” Connor Weil as “Will,” Tracy Middendorf as “Maggie” and Jason Wiles as “Sheriff Hudson.”