A semi-anthology series that centers on characters being terrorized by a serial killer in different locations, including a university and a hospital.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Emma Roberts ...  Chanel Oberlin 23 episodes, 2015-2016
Lea Michele ...  Hester Ulrich 23 episodes, 2015-2016
Abigail Breslin ...  Chanel #5 23 episodes, 2015-2016
Keke Palmer ...  Zayday Williams 23 episodes, 2015-2016
Billie Lourd ...  Chanel #3 23 episodes, 2015-2016
Jamie Lee Curtis ...  Dean Cathy Munsch 23 episodes, 2015-2016
Riley Schmidt ...  Red Devil / ... 1 episode, 2015-2016
Glen Powell ...  Chad Radwell 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Oliver Hudson ...  Wes Gardner 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Niecy Nash ...  Denise Hemphill 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Skyler Samuels ...  Grace Gardner 13 episodes, 2015
Diego Boneta ...  Pete Martinez 13 episodes, 2015
Lucien Laviscount ...  Earl Grey 13 episodes, 2015
Nasim Pedrad ...  Gigi Caldwell 13 episodes, 2015
Kirstie Alley ...  Ingrid Hoffel 10 episodes, 2016
Taylor Lautner ...  Dr. Cassidy Cascade 10 episodes, 2016
James Earl ...  Chamberlain Jackson 10 episodes, 2016
John Stamos ...  Dr. Brock Holt 10 episodes, 2016
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Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school's silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, SCREAM QUEENS is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder... Or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty. Written by Fox

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Pretty Evil (Season 1) See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery

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This is Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels and Lea Michele's second time collaborating with Ryan Murphy. Roberts and Samuels worked with Murphy on American Horror Story (2011) and Michele was the main star of Glee (2009). See more »

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Throughout out the series, it's clear that the actors/actresses portraying teenagers are actually in their 20s+. This is done as to not interfere with the schooling of real teenagers and to give the general viewing audience who are teenagers themselves people they can look up to. See more »

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Grace: [holding out her hand] I'm Grace Gardener.
[Chanel shakes her hand for a second and pulls her hand away]
Chanel Oberlin: You have rough hands, and horrible shoes. Are you Amish or something?
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References Home Sweet Home (1981) See more »

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I'm 48 and I LOVE IT!
2 October 2015 | by parqueSee all my reviews

I admit it, I'm a grown up woman and I love this show. It is intentionally meant to be campy and silly as it is mocking the horror genre and typical themes of those types of movies or shows. So there are stereotypes all over the place, but for me, that is part of the charm and what makes it funny. And there are so many little jokes and references that younger people might not get and maybe that is why some don't appreciate it. But I find it to be very clever.

The basic storyline is that of a killer or killers stalking and killing girls on a college campus in a particular sorority. Who is/are the killer/killers? Well, I have a feeling we will be led down a path to each person at some point during the series only to find out it isn't them until the ultimate reveal. And while American Horror Story (also by Ryan Murphy) is usually bloody and gory for the shock effect, this is much tamer and much more easy to watch if you aren't into gore.

There is a lot of innuendo and sex references, so may not be appropriate for some younger teens, but nothing over the top. And the dialogue is very fast paced and you will probably want to seriously smack Emma Robert's character after the first few minutes, but her narcissism is what makes it all work. It's all about her. At least in her mind. And you are supposed to hate her, that is the point. She is another stereotype. The typical mean girl leader.

If you like campy horror, you will probably love it.


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Release Date:

22 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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