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'Scream' honors Wes Craven during finale

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MTV’s Scream paid tribute to Wes Craven ahead of Tuesday’s finale with a fitting In Memoriam title card: “Thanks for the screams.”

Craven died Sunday from brain cancer at the age of 76. Though Craven admitted prior to the show’s debut that he had little — if anything — to do with the MTV series, Scream is based on Craven’s 1996 horror-thriller of the same name, which still stands as the definition of the genre. The series also borrows a number of elements from the four Scream films, the last of which was released in 2011.

“We would not exist if it wasn’t for him,” executive producer Jill Blotevogel told EW ahead of the finale. “We’re all still reeling at the suddenness of this. I was just really shaken when I heard the news. He really is one of the greats as a creative person — I won’t even say as a titan of the horror drama because he could do some many things. He was amazing.”

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Scream is expected to return for a second season in 2016.

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