April 21, 2015 at 10:54 PM EDT

It’s the TV trailer equivalent of: “Wait, what?”

MTV’s new Scream teaser gets inside your head with a more-meta-than-meta approach to convince us to watch the upcoming small-screen version of Wes Craven’s slasher franchise.   

“Sure the reason you watch [Scream] is because you fell in love with the characters, but maybe, deep down, you know the reason you keep coming back is to watch them die,” the narrator says. 

Don’t make us think, MTV, it’s not why we watch you! Here’s MTV’s latest Scream teaser: 


Scream debuts Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 p.m. Here’s the official story description: 

After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens – with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart – become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.

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