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5 Reasons you should be watching Scream Queens

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About a year or so ago I seem to briefly remember mentioning a twinkle in the eye of FOX – a female driven anthology horror-comedy series called Scream Queens. The series, produced by American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy and starring Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis is on its 4th episode, and I felt it was far enough in to finally decide to say: YES SCREAM QUEENS IS AWESOME.

Here’s why…

01. Sorority House Rules

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If you aren’t a fan of sororities, well, what’s better than seeing them all killed? I for one love a good sorority slasher, from House on Sorority Row to Black Christmas – it’s one of those classic horror movie settings, much like the summer camp, haunted house or cabin in the woods. However, with a sorority house, you are forced to change the dynamic – the typical male stereotypes don’t exist because it’s all ladies…

02. The Ultimate Scream Queen

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The college dean is played by none other than Jamie Lee Curtis, yes, the original Scream Queen herself. Just in case you have lived in a shed for the whole of your life (or perhaps underdeveloped and living in a sorority house attic…) Jamie made a name for herself back in the 1970’s for her role as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s seminal slasher flick, Halloween and went on to star in many more horror films throughout the 1980’s (as well as stripping for Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1994)

03. Tributes and Homage Galore

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From the girls burying themselves in soil up to their necks on a croquet pitch and top bitches referring to themselves as the same name plus a number (Heathers, anyone?) to the 80’s horror flick styled opening sequence and *SPOILER* the up-and-coming Psycho re-enactment – the series is overflowing with homage to the horror genre. If that’s not enough, the constant pop-culture references and slick, quick-witted script will keep you on your toes.

04. Kick ass Femme Fatales

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Unlike many slasher flicks, where ladies are generally eye candy with their breasts on show, or that untouchable virgin golden girl whose purity means she lasts the duration. The ladies of Scream Queens are fairly well-rounded, if not a little caricatured and even the girls’ body guards are female. While they are indeed a parody of themselves, the girls in the series – bad AND good, are more than what they immediately present. Chanel #1 is a cold hearted bitch, but her character extends further than just being a villainess (she even calls out a sexist pervert and her gang of Chanels beat him to a pulp, much to on-lookers glee). These are some ladies who don’t go down without a fight.

05. There are THREE Halloween episodes

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Yes 3, in one season. SOLD.

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Spreading Christmas Ch…FEAR!

So we thought of doing a little list of horror set at Christmas… but, that is so boring and overdone… so instead we are going to tell you what we are watching and looking forward to this Christmas…

Tradition: Treevenge

This is a tradition, for approx 4 years now, we have watched this short film EVERY Christmas. If you do nothing else on this list, just check it out… you won’t be disappointed. (not for the faint hearted.. hehehe)

Watching: Black Christmas

Okay, so this is probably the epitome of Christmas horror.

It is arguably, the first slasher film, and it definitely set off the whole sorority girl massacre idea anyway. Except this doesn’t include stupid girls running around half naked, instead featuring intelligent college girls (according to the movies, they don’t exist anymore, at least not within sororities… hmm!?) and tackling a lot of real issues around sexism.

In our humble opinion, the film is actually the most frightening horror film we have ever witnessed. It sends shivers down your spine, even for a hard core horror buff. If you are looking for a real scare, sit down with a cup of hot chocolate, a nice warm fire and this is the perfect fright to snuggle up with a loved one in front of for a truly chilling watch this Christmas!

Listening to: She&Him/Steel Panther

She&Him – Baby It’s Cold Outside

If you didn’t know, Zooey Deschanel sings… and the videos for She&Him, her little duet/band? are brilliant… definitely channeling a psycho/slasher vibe here!

Yeah, we are also listening to Steel Panther, because there is a Steel Panther song for EVERY OCCASION… so if you like your mince pies mixed with a little metal, this one’s for you:

Can’t Wait For: Tusk

Okay, so we don’t know when this is gonna happen, but… Kevin Smith is currently plotting a horror film… we are super excited!

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