Written by: Patricia Nunez-Mejia
Fox’s newest comedy/horror series, “Scream Queens,” invites viewers on a quest filled with laughter and goosebumps, promising to keep us on the edge of our seats.
Writers Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy enchanted us with their genius creativity once more.
“Scream Queens” utilizes a combination of their past projects.
The comedy/horror brew does not suggest that all the gore from “American Horror Story” will be present nor will all the musical numbers from “Glee.”
However, the humor and the dark witticism from each show are factors that greatly contribute to this show’s originality.
The show’s compilation stars with diverse backgrounds helped raise expectations.
“Scream Queens” stars Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Jaime Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Glen Powell, Diego Boneta, Niecy Nash, Keke Palmer, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande.
Roberts delivered another vicious performance as Chanel Oberlin, the wicked leader of the sisterhood, in the show’s pilot and second episode titled, “Hell Week.”
A serial killer wearing a red devil mask haunts the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority again, on the twenty year anniversary of a pledge initiation not going as planned.
After being forced to tone down the rigor for prerequisites for joining the sorority, a group of misfits (Michele, Samuels, Palmer) decide to join, knowing very little about what their terrifying future holds.
Although the show is set at the fictional college of Wallace University, the show borrows from high school melodramas and employs the mean girl/clique plot device.
It’s safe to say that the dark satire lives up to its expectations, even with it’s use of gimmicky deaths, cliché screams and over the top acting.
“Scream Queens” has the potential to be an instant cult classic only the ratings will tell, let’s hope so or the red devil might just get you next.