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Scream Queens: Season 1 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Too tasteless for mainstream viewers and too silly for horror enthusiasts, Scream Queens fails to satisfy.

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A series that mixes black comedy with a heavy slice of slasher flick begins on a college campus experiencing a rash of murders being committed by a killer clad in satanic garb. A premiere target for the maniac is the Kappa House sorority, which is run by Chanel (Emma Roberts), a snobby elitist who chafes at the dean's order to open up admission to a not-so-select nor special demographic of pledges. Along the way, a mysterious woman with a Kappa past is visited, the search for the killer, now called the Red Devil is mounted, and Dean Munsch (Jamie Leigh Curtis), never a proponent of the vixens of Kappa House, struggles to keep the university open. Later, the Kappas try using a Ouija board to find out who the Red Devil killer is, which actually triggers beyond-the-grave contact with a late member of the sorority who has a dire warning for her sisters. Eventually, startling confessions lead to the unmasking of the Red Devil and the identity of the killer.

Cast

Emma Roberts
as Chanel Oberlin
Abigail Breslin
as Chanel #5
Jamie Lee Curtis
as Dean Munsch
Ariana Grande
as Chanel #2
Billie Lourd
as Chanel #3
Nasim Pedrad
as Gigi Caldwell
Oliver Hudson
as Wes Gardner
Skyler Samuels
as Grace Gardner
Glen Powell
as Chad Radwell
Niecy Nash
as Denise Hemphill
Breezy Eslin
as Jennifer
Jim Klock
as Det. Chisolm
Charisma Carpenter
as Mrs. Herfmann
Evan Paley
as Caulfield
Alan Thicke
as Mr. Radwell
Shane Partlow
as Paul Cameron
Chad Michael Murray
as Brad Radwell
Julia Duffy
as Mrs. Radwell
Dan Hildebrand
as Det. Baxter
Brianne Howey
as Melanie Dorkus
Daniel R. Donahue
as Det. Chiselhurst
Faith Prince
as Kristy Swenson
Gary Grubbs
as Mr. Swenson
Deneen Tyler
as Shondell
Michael Siberry
as Chesterton
Lara Grice
as Chanel #5's Mom
Wallace Langham
as Chanel #5's Dad
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Critic Reviews for Scream Queens: Season 1

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (34)

As in Glee or American Horror Story, Murphy delights in misdirection and abrupt shifts of tone, both of which he does well. The dialogue is snappy and no pretension escapes un-nailed.

September 21, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

But Fox's Scream Queens is a nasty, trashy hybrid of Glee and American Horror Story.

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…

Murphy gives good pilot, and this one's no exception.

September 21, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It seems unlikely that Scream Queens will pull of the same trick as Scream the movie: being funny and suspenseful at the same time. Most viewers will settle for either, but the show will probably fall short at both.

September 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Are you laughing? Then by all means, feel free to tune in. Are you not? Meet me at the bar.

September 18, 2015 | Full Review…

It's an odd mash-up that leaves little room for real connection to the characters, having faith instead in laughs and blood. Then again, laughs and blood have a good track record.

September 18, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scream Queens: Season 1

½

Gosh, it's so bad that it was sort of good. The mystery was too easy to be solved, thanks to Niecy Nash, otherwise the show would just be a disgusting feast of feminism.

SylvesterK.

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