Scream & New Buffy Series
November 17, 2009
I should probably be more creative with my titles. I will attempt that at a later date. It’s probably better to be direct. If I do some sort of fancy title writing then someone’s likely say, ‘Um, that’s misleading.’ But if they say that I’m going to tell them to shut it and go away, because I’m mature like that.
For today’s stimulating conversation, I present two of my favorite things in the world of movies and television: Scream and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Note, there will be some spoliers: This is possibly one of the most solid horror series around. Now, when I say solid, I say this knowing that the second and third didn’t score as well as the first. How could it though?! The first came out and just knocked it out of the park. For those who don’t enjoy the sequels, I say nay! What was so bothersome about the second one? Actually I’ll pose a different question, what did you expect? Of course Sidney goes off to college, the Stab movie comes out, and people realize that Randy knew his shit. Roseanne’s sister Jackie turns out to be Billy’s Mom seeking revenge against Sidney and her whore Mother. As for the third, the plot was a little off the handle. Sidney’s Mom used to be an actress, got into some skeezy Hollywood situations, and they make some more Stab movies. Another family member wants to kill Sidney but this time it’s her long lost Brother played by Scott Foley. The third has an interesting cast including Jenny McCarthy, Parker Posey, Partrick Warburton, Emily Mortimer, Lance Henriksen…you get it.
So where will the fourth leave us? We’ve got three main cast members still alive: Gale Weathers, Deputy Dewey, and of course, Sidney Prescott. Kevin Williamson is a great writer, so I’m sure he might cheese it a bit, but not in a shitty way. I stand on my vision: Sidney won’t be married (might have a boyfriend), Gale and Dewey will be married with no kids and out of touch, and there will be a whole new killer. This time it won’t have a stupid ass backstory. The relative angle is played out. A new bunch of kids will come in with their stupid ass new genre of torture films but they won’t know shit. Then again it could go completely different, I’m not writing it. I do trust in Williamson.
Sci-Fi Wire got wind of a casting call for voice actors for a Buffy animated webseries. The main character is the darker, brunette slayer Faith, originally voice by Eliza Dushku. The call is looking to cast certain people who can sound like the original actors. The question is, why not get the original actors? Not to be harsh but Dollhouse was just canceled, it’s not like Dushku couldn’t do this on the side. I’d apply for it but I sound NOTHING like hottie Eliza pants, but it would be pretty cool. It looks like the story will come from season eight, which is actually pretty Faith heavy. I’ve been trying to keep up with the current series in the comic world, but haven’t had the time to get back into it. There’s baddie Twilight, Lady Genevieve Savidge who was a total bitch socialite that tried to one up Buffy, and the return of Robin Wood. This idea really turns me off because they aren’t going with the original actors. A while back Fox was going to do their own animated series. Fox ends up not being into it and Whedon couldn’t find a home for it. This didn’t hurt him too much because it wasn’t everything he wanted it to be. Plus, Sarah Michelle didn’t voice Buffy. If Sarah isn’t involved, screw it. I’d really love to see Buffy return to form with the regular cast, but this is just a dream. The reality of the situation is that this will never happen. If you miss Buffy, read the new comic series.