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From horror to comedy to drama, “Scream Queens” has it all. With creator Ryan Murphy‘s talent for creating hit TV shows, fans should only expect the best.
“Scream Queens” is a horror-comedy television series inspired by a controversial email that was leaked several years ago. The email was a complaint from a Delta Gamma sorority sister sent to her school, The University of Maryland. The letter’s surprising language sparked an idea for Murphy.
The highly anticipated show premiered Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. and opened with a flashback to 1995, when a member of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority at Wallace University gives birth to her child in the bathroom during a party. The other sorority sisters decided to leave her and go back to the party, only to come back to find her dead and the screaming child in her arms.
After covering up her death, the show flashes forward to the current members of the sorority and their pledges. With the 20th anniversary of the original pledges in full swing, the campus is jolted by the murders of a masked devil killer, who slowly kills fraternity and sorority members one by one.
As the girls learn more about the deaths and the child, they are left wondering what exactly happened and who the killer was.
According to Murphy, the show was also inspired by his love for actress Jamie Lee Curtis who plays Dean Munsch, a character who may or may not be responsible for the cover-up of the sorority girl’s death. Murphy said that he called Curtis personally to pitch her the idea, and without her on board, the show would not have gone forward.
Leading up to the show’s premiere, there was major buzz surrounding the impeccably designed, creative and unique costumes.
When asked about her inspiration for the main clique the show revolves around, “The Chanels,” Eyrich noted that Murphy had envisioned pink, so she turned to Style.com to find the latest trends for “the all around polished look.”
Eyrich said she met with Murphy to create a distinct wardrobe for each character that fit their personality so that the audience will be able to see their changes throughout the show. She refers to her designs for the male characters as “fraternity chic.”
As fans around the globe become addicted to the new show we are only left with one question.
According to IMDb, the show is rated for ages 14 and older.