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Scream Boss on Wes Craven's Death: 'We Were Sucker-Punched'

In the wake of Sunday’s news that horror legend Wes Craven died of brain cancer at 76, the team behind MTV’s Scream is still reeling.

“Everyone on the show is kind of stunned,” executive producer Jill Blotevogel tells TVLine. “We were sucker-punched, and I know the world feels the same way, because he didn’t make his health issues public. I’m still a little sad.”

Craven, who directed all four Scream movies, also served as an executive producer on the small-screen adaptation. Blotevogel confirmed that MTV will pay tribute to Craven in some way during the show’s Season 1 finale on Tuesday (10/9c).

“It feels pretty natural [to honor him]. The Scream finale would be nothing, it wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Wes,” she shares. “I’m sure there will be a moment-of-silence element to it. I’m not sure exactly what form it will take yet.”