Holy Hell! I wasn’t sure what to expect from Ryan Murphy’s new scream fest which premiered on FOX last night, but least we forget, Ryan Murphy does know a thing or two about horror already. Murphy is the brains behind American Horror Story on FX. The difference between the shows is Scream Queens is less gore (less than AHS) and more tongue in cheek humor.
The show is set on a college campus and, everyone who has a pulse knows college campuses are the incubators for slasher films. Emma Roberts, a regular on American Horror Story, is the queen of the sorority house where everyone there is called Chanel followed by a number to designate their rank.
The series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan stars Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Glen Powell, Oliver Hudson and, last but not least, the original scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis.
Jaime Lee Curtis shines as Dean Cathy Munsch. Her sarcastic conversations with Emma Roberts’ Chanel Oberlin drip venom and humor.
The pilot revolves around a student, who twenty years earlier delivered a baby before dying and, the killer who is stalking the girls of Kappa Kappa Tau Sorority.
The pilot was kick ass funny with enough scares and twists to make even the most avid horror zombie enjoy the show. My rating for the show is four stars!