Scare Scale: 4/5 out of 10 (so far)
Creepy Factor: 6 out of 10 average
This show is so not me.
Even when I want to scare myself I don’t gravitate toward the killer genre. I never even saw all the Screams. Plus network television these days well, I never get to attached.
So far Scream Queens, about a killer in a Red Devil costume who targets a sorority, is exceedingly flawed, over the top, silly, offensive, funny… In other words it’s just plain old guilty pleasure entertainment. Plus it’s really nice to see Jaime Lee Curtis outside of the Activa commercials again.
The main questions seem to be:
1.) Whose behind the Mask?
2.) Whose the baby? (The show starts off twenty years ago with a baby born in the sororities bath tub and the mother meeting an unpleasant fate.)
3.) What is up with the Dean?
Frankly I’m putting my money on Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin) being the answer to question number one or two. She seems way suspicious.
Anyway this show is silly fluff but it’s fun for a couple of weeks. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. Along with Jaime Lee Curtis and a vicious Emma Roberts I’m really enjoying Niecy Nash as possibly the worst security guard ever and surprisingly Glen Powell as the idiotic (but probably not deadly) Chad Radwell. A character whose grown on me but at the same time I’d be fine if they offed him soon.
Recommend: I’m not going to rate this until I’ve seen more. The basic bottom line- sometimes you just want to laugh and be entertained (and occasionally scared) this show is fulfilling the bill so far. Hopefully it will keep up the run.