When I first saw the promos for FOX’s new series, Scream Queens, I honestly wasn’t sure what to make of it. It wasn’t really registering on my must watch list. Then I caught the replay of the premiere episode and now I’m hooked.
If you are a fan of the Scream series of horror films, or the first Scary Movie, then you will find enjoyment here. The show does a great job of capturing the spirit of those movies and others like them. I great balance of horror, with comedy thrown in. If you have ever seen the 1981 Student Bodies, I feel as though there is a little of that mixed in as well.
There is some definite commentary on how we as a society treat each other and the priorities many of us have in this false reality star filled world we are currently living in. With one scene with a sorority girl being murdered by the killer in the series and she goes to Twitter to ask for help. It is just brilliant.
The series was created by those behind Glee and American Horror Story, which you can get a definite sense of after watching the pilot episode (along with some of the casting as well). This certainly isn’t a bad thing, even if you weren’t a fan of those shows (I wasn’t a fan of Glee, but I do enjoy AHS), this one is a different animal.
The Good: It is hilarious. The commentary on society and especially how it behaves in the face of tragedy is genius. It feels like classic 80’s horror with a wash of the superficial of today’s society. It has Jamie Lee Curtis, and Niecy Nash!
The Bad: Right now, I don’t have anything bad to say, other than I want to watch more!
Overall, if you aren’t watching Scream Queens, you are missing out. This show is a lot of fun! New episodes premiere on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on FOX.