dylan o’brien doing something frankly upsetting and uncalled for [x]
the room is on fire and she’s fixing her hair
So, in the first part of the Teen Wolf trailer that was released, we’re shown (for a brief moment) a ghastly mask. Apologies for the play button smack-dab in the middle of it, but what can you do
when Photoshop is at home, and I’m at work, clearly not working?
Anyway, this mask is clearly a modern representation of either a noh or kabuki mask from Japanese theater. I’m including both, because they’re closely related, at least stylistically, and it gives me a broader range to work and postulate things from.
The two other masks are of a shigami and a hannya, both part of the kabuki/noh tradition. The shigami is a mask used to represent a vengeful, male god or demon. Shigami can literally translate into “death god,” depending on the kanji used to write it. The hannya is the spirit of a woman who has become a demon in order to enact her revenge against someone who wronged her (almost always the man who led to her death, either directly or indirectly).
Assuming that Teen Wolf is pulling from the literary background of the masks and their meaning (and not just using them because they look cool), we’re going to be dealing with someone who’s out for revenge against either our Dynamic Trio or Papa Stilinski (I remember reading something about how he starts to investigate past cases, and there’s someone who turns up from there who looks to get revenge). I’m hoping we get more clarity on this in the following parts as MTV releases them, but it’s safe to say, I’m intrigued.
Sneak Peek: Stiles’ Wake Up Classroom Scene [HD]
It’s better to stand by someone’s side than by yourself.