Teddy’s review published on Letterboxd:
Okay so this movie is one of my favourite films of all time, let alone my favourite horror film off all time. I knew a TV show existed but, I was very weary of said TV show because I feel like Scream is a hard thing to nail. But lo and behold, the show is actually pretty darn good. Yes, this is a review of Season 1 of the show, not the movie again😎
I honestly didn’t think that a slasher could sustain itself for almost 10 hours, but for the most part, it can! While the show addresses this fact, it still feels more teen drama than slasher at times. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing however, because ngl I sorta live for that shit too, this show is kinda just like Riverdale on steriods and I love it. So, while I don’t think a pure slasher could work like this, this show has a pretty good balance and horror and teen drama, and it kept me watching/hooked the entire time.
Part of what makes the movies so good is the characters: Sydney, Dewy, and Gale are all great characters that I, and everyone else roots for. Now, the show has some really great characters: Emma, Audrey, and Noah are all brilliant and I love them but I feel like the rest of the characters don’t have the same effect on me and I definitely don’t care about them in the same way I do those three. I maybe care about Noah a bit because he’s me, he’s literally me. All the characters are fine but like, I like it when I care about all the characters in a horror, it makes the experience all the much better: ala A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th Part VI (I know), or even, again, the original Scream movie.
Leading on from the characters, the acting is like sorta good? But also sorta bad? The teenagers are all leagues better than that adults, which just blows my mind, but that isn’t to say that all of the teenagers are great: most notably Jake and Will are pretty bad at points. But hey, it didn’t really detract from my enjoyment, in ways, it sorta made it better at times lol.
Yeah this show is good I enjoyed the living hell out of it but it’s dumb sometimes and maybe that’s why I loved it so much idk. It’s spooky, it’s funny, it’s great! Watch it if you love the films! Good stuff, goodbye😎
Ps. This show has a weird thing for using real songs instead of a score and it’s really distracting at points
Pss. Megan from F13VI best girl