The second line of Entertainment Weekly‘s exclusive look at the new “Ghostface” mask that will appear in MTV’s Scream series mentions a “facelift,” and judging by the chiseled cheekbones and sculpted chin, plastic surgery definitely comes to mind.
It’s certainly an attempt at paying tribute to the original mask, which was reminiscent of Edvard Munch’s “Scream” painting with its elongated, melting, gaping mouth. But rather than evoke the blank, expressionistic art-feel of the original, it just looks like the death mask of a blow-up doll with rusty, torture-porn straps. Yeah. This is kind of stupid. This looks like Michael Myers and Ghostface gave birth to an unholy spawn with a dysmorphic disorder who got some Joan Rivers-level work done. I see what they’re getting at, and I guess if they’re going for “disturbing,” then it totally works because there are probably few things creepier than the death mask of a blow-up doll. Because who would murder a blow-up doll and why?
Look, I’m a die-hard fan of the original Scream movies. I’ve written fan fiction about them, like an actual full-length screenplay. So maybe I’m overthinking the Ghostface mask. I’ll reserve my judgement when the series actually premieres on June 30, but I just think my fan-fiction boyfriend Randy Meeks (RIP) would be disappointed.