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"Scream Queens" review by Suzanne 9/8/15
Premieres Tuesday, 8/7c, September 22 on FOX

This is a terrible show. Did creator Ryan Murphy (who brought us the brilliant satires "Glee," "Nip/Tuck," and "American Horror Story") write this in his sleep when he was 12? I mean, seriously, I could have come up with a better show than this (and I'm not a good writer!). It's so bad. And not funny-bad, but just bad. If you want to see a good show about teens being terrorized by a killer, go watch "Scream" on MTV instead.

The show is about a sorority where the girls are mostly really awful bitches. The dean of students, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, is also a bitch. (I love her, but even she can't save this awful show) First something terrible happens in 1995, and then 20 years later, more things happen. I don't want to spoil for you what happens, but lots of people die.

There's a killer wearing a red devil costume that reminds me a little bit of the Rubber Man in the first season of "American Horror Story." I guess the show is supposed to be a satire of all of these movies like "Scream" and "Halloween," but it's just not good. I don't know how many more ways I can say it. It's not funny and it's not clever. It's just gross and stupid. For instance, Curtis' character is named "Munch," which they made lots of offensive lesbian jokes about, like Beavis might have in "Beavis and Butthead."  That show was far more entertaining and funny, however.

Glee's Lea Michele has a small role as one of the sorority girls. She's wasted in this. This show is not even a fraction as good or clever as "Glee" or any of Murphy's other shows. 

Sorry, I don't like to be negative, but this show is just bad and should be canceled. I tried to watch the 2 hour premiere and I couldn't even get through half of it.


On behalf of creators and executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, FOX is excited to share with you for review “Pilot / Hell Week,” the special  two-hour series premiere of the network’s new comedy-horror series SCREAM QUEENS airing on Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The episodes are available for viewing on the FOX SCREENING ROOM press site.

All hell is about to break loose at Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority to pledge on the campus of Wallace University.  Kappa is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) and her minionsChanel #2 (guest star Ariana Grande), Chanel #3 (newcomer Billie Lourd) and Chanel #5 (Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin). Chanel’s carefully constructed monarchy is challenged by Dean Cathy Munsch (original Scream QueenJamie Lee Curtis) who hates Greek life, and Kappa in particular.  Munsch decrees that Kappa pledging must be open not just to the school’s silver-spooned elite, but to ALL students, including incoming freshmen Grace (Skyler Samuels), Zayday (Keke Palmer) and Hester (Emmy Award nominee Lea Michele).  Hell Week at Kappa takes on new meaning as it falls on the 20th anniversary of a deadly tragedy within its house walls.  A killer clad in the school’s Red Devil mascot uniform begins wreaking havoc across the campus, targeting the sisters of Kappa, the brothers of golf fraternity Dickie Dollar Scholars and anyone else who crosses its knife wielding path.

An over-the-top, biting satire, SCREAM QUEENS is part black comedy, part slasher flick and a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next victim.  The show has an all-star cast, including Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande.

We hope you enjoy the episodes.  Happy Screaming!

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