‘Scream Queens’ is the perfect guilty pleasure horror show

“Scream Queen” is a deadly combination of hilarity and murder

Back in 2015, Fox premiered a show that would change the way we looked a horror shows. Created by the minds behind “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” this show combined comedy and horror in the way that most figured “Scary Movie 3” through “Scary Movie 5” ruined.

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Scream Queens” starred Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”), Lea Michele (“Glee”), Jamie Lee Curtis (“Freaky Friday”), as well as many other all-star actors. The show was originally pitched as an anthology series, meaning that each season would be separate from each other and feature everything new. The anthology part never happened as most of the main characters appeared in both two season while the setting changed. 

“Scream Queens” is about a group of people who get terrorized by a serial killer that is out to get. The first season took place in a college and the second season took place in a hospital. The show’s main character is Chanel Oberlin and her clique called “The Chanels.” Each member of the group adopted her first name and a number like Chanel #2, Chanel #3, etc. Picture the Plastics’ from “Mean Girls” on steroids. They are pretty much everything.

The writing on the show is extremely well done. It is clever, witty, and isn’t overly complicated to where you won’t get confused if you miss something. The show is also self-aware and will make a joke at its own plot holes. In addition to the writing, “Scream Queens” is also well produced. From the shots to the music, everything fits whatever the scene needs beautifully. 

The first season of the show is simply the best. If I was to just rate the first season, then we would have it be a 4.5 out of 5. It’s the most iconic and felt the most entertaining. All the stuff that made season one amazing was all there in season two, but it just felt a little off. It was just missing the magic that the first season had. It could have been the budget. If you view each season as separate shows, then the second season is fine. It’s only when looked at as a whole series that the first season is superior.

The verdict

“Scream Queens” was ahead of its time. While the show peaked in its first season, it was still a quality show that anyone could enjoy over the age of 13. The characters were all extremely well written and likable, the plot was sometimes too wacky but you were still invested in the show. I highly recommend watching “Scream Queens” if you are just looking for a good time. It’s a good guilty pleasure show. 

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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