Scream Queens: Series Premiere Review

Scream Queens has a hell of a pedigree, and it completely lives up to it in its two-hour premiere.

Inspired by and paying homage to the classic “scream queen” horror films, the new FOX series follows the members and pledges of a sorority house with a dark past as a devil-masked serial killer murders them one-by-one. While that’s a fairly standard horror movie premise, Scream Queens sets itself apart with its biting humor, sharp writing and impressive ensemble cast that’s completely committed to playing the story as straight as possible.

The horror-comedy comes from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, the creative team behind Glee (Murphy and Falchuk also are the creators of American Horror Story and the forthcoming American Crime Story). While Scream Queens veers away from some of the high school drama and event episodes that came to dominate Glee, it still features some of their sniping social commentary about the way teens treat one another. It also allows Murphy and Falchuk to further mine their obsession with horror.

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Source:: IGN TV

Chris McCarron

I'm an angry Scotsman, fanatical about Doctor Who with a savage hunger for comic-books and an unrivalled passion for video games. Owner of GoGoChimp

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