Scream Queens is slated to be an anthology series and it is being brought to the small screen by Ryan Murphy, the producer of American Horror Story.
The term “scream queens” refers to a leading lady in a horror film. The female lead in horror movies usually spends a lot of time screaming, right before killing off the bad guy at the film’s conclusion.
Jamie Lee Curtis was the star of the seminal horror film Halloween (1978) and Emma Roberts appeared in Scream 4. Scream was a parody of Halloween and other horror films of the 1970’s and 80’s, but the parody still had its scary moments.
Not much is known about Scream Queens. Even though the name has a tinge of humor to it, the project is being described as a drama. Well, drama might not be the right term. Perhaps it is a dark-fantasy melodrama. The first episode is not going to air for another year so more details are surely to emerge over time.
Considering the success of more serious, adult-themed horror outings, it is doubtful this project will be campy or anything less than very scary.