A screaming good premiere

Sage Sutton

For months I had waited, and the day was finally here: the premiere of the new comedic horror show, “Scream Queens,” created by Ryan Murphy, also the brains behind hits such as “American Horror Story” and “Glee”. The show is based around the sorority house Kappa Kappa Tau, and the mysteries that surround it.

The first episode starts off 20 years ago, in 1995 at the KKT house, where a girl is having a baby in the bathtub upstairs at a party. Her sisters leave her to rejoin the party and she consequently dies from blood loss. This event and its coverup becomes the main mystery of the show. The show’s villain, apparent from the beginning, is a serial killer called the Red Devil. The goal seems to be for you to figure out the mystery before they tell you. I know that I already have some theories of my own.

The comedy part of this show was by far the best part of the premiere, besides the clothes. Emma Roberts, who plays Chanel, the vindictive and spoiled head of the sorority, was hilarious in saying things like “What fresh hell is this?” and “These are my minions. I don’t know their names. I don’t want to know their names.” The directors and producers of “Scream Queens” seem to really know how to craft their characters. My favorite characters, Chanel, her boyfriend Chad (played by Glen Powell) and his gay roommate Boone (played by Nick Jonas) were all so unlikeable that it actually made me love them. The show’s main character is college freshman, Grace Gardner (played by Skyler Samuels). She rushes KKT in hopes of finding a connection to her mother, who passed away when she was young. She’s headstrong, smart and the one asking all the questions. One theory I had was that her father was the Red Devil, and if Grace was the bathtub baby, it would make sense for him to get revenge on the same sorority that unintentionally killed the mother of his baby. Among the other characters was Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis), who has a strong distaste for sororities and Chanel in particular, and Pete Martinez (Diego Boneta) playing Grace’s love interest. Every character in “Scream Queens” is well written, and they all have their own reactions and sense of humor to what’s happening around them, creating likeable, relatable characters.

If you like shows like “Pretty Little Liars,” and whodunnit mysteries, then you are sure to love this show. “Scream Queens” airs every Tuesday at 8 p.m. on FOX. The show has definitely captured my attention, and I can’t wait for more of this new “dramedy.”