MTV Cribs to tour the original Scream house, where all the murderous magic happened
Are you ready to see where the (murderous) magic happened? EW can reveal that MTV Cribs will teach fans "the rules" of maintaining a humble horror abode with a special tour of Stu Macher's (Matthew Lillard) house, the backdrop for most of the original Scream's bloody action. The episode arrives ahead of the pad's return in the movie's fifth franchise entry, out Jan. 14.
In our exclusive clip from the special edition of the show below, Scream 5 actor Dylan Minnette — who plays Wes Hicks, son of Marley Shelton's returning policewoman, Judy Hicks, from Scream 4 — strolls through Stu's legendary living room, where Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) first explained to fellow teens how to survive a slasher flick in Wes Craven's 1996 classic.
"In the new one, there are some added rules," Minnette says before opening the door to the kitchen, where the true killers behind the infamous Ghostface mask were revealed in the first movie. "Never trust the love interest; the motive is always connected to the past; and, No. 3, the first victim is always a part of a friend group that the killer is a part of. Don't say I didn't warn you!"
"It was a wildly anxiety-producing situation," director Tyler Gillett, who helmed the film with his Ready or Not collaborator Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, previously told EW. "They were not disposable roles; they were very, very important and the heartbeat of what was great about the script. We couldn't imagine the movie without any of them, and so not having that perfectly locked in right off the bat was definitely scary."
The new Scream edition of the docuseries rolls out during the network's block of memorable MTV Cribs episodes from the past beginning Monday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, before the fifth Scream flick slashes through theaters Jan. 14.
Watch EW's exclusive sneak peek of the tour above.
For interviews with cast and crew, behind-the-scenes tidbits and photos, and much more, grab a copy of Entertainment Weekly's Guide to Scream online or in stores wherever magazines are sold.
Hear more on all of this week's must-see picks in EW's What to Watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.
The fifth big-screen installment of the beloved slasher series.
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