“Scream Queens“, the new show from Ryan Murphy is basically a comedy slasher horror in the 80s and stupidity of some young people today. Now the plot of the show revolves around a sorority with a masked murderer and others picking them one by one; And along with this, dramas and relationships among these students. Emma Roberts is at its best here, dismiss those “Mean Girls” esque lines and when she’s on screen the show really shines. What people do not seem to understand is that it is purely a demonstration of satire and a parody of slasher movies and generation of youth today as I mentioned earlier. Definitely not to be taken seriously, it is usually over-the-top and ridiculously stupid in a hilarious way.
This is a show that definitely stands out from many of the things we see on television. First, almost all the characters are hard to like, but to some extent adds to the humor. Scream Queens definitely has a lot of different layers and pays tribute to old school slasher movies and even comedies college. You have the typical president of the brotherhood, the dean of the college who is out to get them, and promises loser who really should not be trying to get into the sorority in the first place. And yet, you need all these things and adds some fun twists! I love Lea Michele’s character is not so innocent and very strange. In fact, each of the characters have secrets and darkness that keeps you guessing in trying to figure out who the murderer. Scream Queens is full of humor at all levels and the true essence of campy slasher movies is parodied perfectly. Think of “Scary Movie“, this is exactly like that (just not as over-the-top while it is still) there is hospitality to be had from “Scream Queens” and I’ll definitely be tuning in each week. Another important note is the identity of this masked murderer, who do not really know who he is, because the tips are very out there and in your face, but apply to multiple characters.
It is intentionally meant to be campy and silly as making fun of the horror genre and themes typical of these types of movies or shows. So there are stereotypes all over the place, but for me, that’s part of the charm and what makes it fun. And there are so many little jokes and references that young people can not get and maybe why some do not appreciate. The basic story is that of a murderer or murderers stalking and killing girls on a college campus in a sorority in particular. Who are the murderers / murderers? Well, I have the feeling that we shall be led down a path to every person at some point during the series only to find it is not them until the final reveal. And while American Horror Story (also by Ryan Murphy) is usually bloody and bloody by the shock effect, this is much tamer and much easier to see if there are blood. There are plenty of hints and references to sex, so it may not be appropriate for some younger teens, but nothing above. And the dialogue is very fast and will probably want to seriously hit the character of Emma Roberts after the first few minutes, but his narcissism is what makes it all work. This is it. At least in his mind. And supposed to hate it, that’s the point. She is another stereotype. The typical leader girl.