Season 1 Episode 3: “Chainsaw”
Written and directed by Ian Brennan
Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan
Starring Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Nick Jonas
Air Date: Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 8pm
Last week Scream Queens sliced, diced, and mowed into TV screens all over the country. The new horror comedy series created by the combined minds that gave us Glee and American Horror Story, is a wonderful combo of 80s slasher, and college sex comedy. 20 years earlier, a Kappa sister died after having a bathtub baby during a sorority bash. So obviously, we are looking for who might be that now 20-year old baby, and thus our likely murder suspect. We met the Chanels of Kappa House, led by Chanel #1, Emma Roberts, who must’ve watched Heathers and Mean Girls, and taken good notes on how to be a Queen B. Her arch nemesis is Dean Munsch, the incomparable Jamie Lee Curtis, who is on a mission to reign in Kappa House, and her plan is open admission to the sorority, and anyone who wants to join. You could totally see the elements of Glee here, as we welcome some truly “interesting” and overtly stereotypical girls. There’s a black girl, an angry lesbian, a nerd with a back brace, a deaf girl and oh yeah, the typically gorgeous, but oh so plain lead girl, Grace (Skyler Samuels), whose dead mom was a Kappa. So what’s the “scream” in Scream Queens??? Well, it turns out someone wearing the Wallace University Red Devil mascot costume just happens to be going around and murdering Kappas, with everything from a knife to a lawnmower. And with the second episode entitled “Chainsaw”, well… it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what’s about to happen.
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