We’re just about three weeks away from the Scream Queens premiere on Fox so Ryan Murphy opted to unveil the “super-sized” main title sequence on his YouTube channel. We know that the show is a horror comedy and I thought I had a firm handle on the tone, but based on this, it looks like Murphy is taking the satire much further than I thought. I dig the song, but the repetitive screaming is a bit much. However, I can deal with that. What’s really throwing me off are all the winks and goofy smiles. Are those meant to tease who could be the killer?
Murphy does call this a “super-sized” main title sequence so I’d imagine this whole piece won’t be tacked on to every single episode. Perhaps the series will wind up justifying the super cheesy self-aware material, but until then, I’m hoping that they ditch those parts of this video if they’re altering it for the run of the show.
Check out the Scream Queens opening credits sequence for yourself below. The show kicks off on September 22nd on Fox and stars Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Glen Powell, Diego Boneta, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Oliver Hudson, Nasim Pedrad, Lucien Laviscount, Billie Lourd and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Here’s the official synopsis for Scream Queens:
The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. SCREAM QUEENS is a new killer comedy-horror series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers of GLEE and “American Horror Story.” Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”). But when anti-Kappa DEAN MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, SCREAM QUEENS is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.