Scream Queens (2015–2016)
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Hell Week 

As Chanel hazes the new pledges, the murders continues; Gigi hires security to protect the sisters; Grace learns a dark secret about Kappa house.

Director:

Brad Falchuk

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Roberts ... Chanel Oberlin
Skyler Samuels ... Grace Gardner
Lea Michele ... Hester Ulrich
Glen Powell ... Chad Radwell
Diego Boneta ... Pete Martinez
Abigail Breslin ... Chanel #5
Keke Palmer ... Zayday Williams
Oliver Hudson ... Wes Gardner
Nasim Pedrad ... Gigi Caldwell
Lucien Laviscount ... Earl Grey
Billie Lourd ... Chanel #3
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Dean Cathy Munsch
Ariana Grande ... Chanel #2
Nick Jonas ... Boone Clemens
Niecy Nash ... Denise Hemphill
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Storyline

As Chanel hazes the new pledges, the murders continues; Gigi hires security to protect the sisters; Grace learns a dark secret about Kappa house.

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faked death | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The two security guards have a laugh about "Nothing bad ever happened in a Best Buy parking lot." This is a reference to the first season of the podcast Serial, which dealt with a murder allegedly committed in the parking lot of a Best Buy in Baltimore. See more »

Goofs

When Chanel opened the drawer to search white pencil for eyes to write on Zayday and saw Red Devil in the mirror, drawer wasn't opened while she hit Red Devil. See more »

Quotes

Chanel Oberlin: I am a future network news anchor. That involves a little thing called the media which is like chock full of gays. If I presided over the first sorority ever to accept a gay, imagine how far that would get me with my future gay makeup person, my gay wardrobe person, not to mention my creepy, gross gay viewers and weird gay higher-ups!
Chanel #5: No, no! No way! This isn't happening! Chanel, you're not thinking clearly, okay? Accepting a gay will hurt the house and he's gonna steal all of our expensive ...
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Connections

References Sixteen Candles (1984) See more »

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Scream Queens Main Title Theme
Written by Mac Quayle, Heather Heywood (as Heather Bray Heywood) and Alexis Martin Woodall
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The killing continued. "Welcome to "Scream Queens"
14 May 2016 | by pipecaxSee all my reviews

Ryan Murphy's bizarre world opens its doors to the second episode of "Scream Queens". Although "Hell Week" is not directed by Murphy, is written by him, so we expect much more emotion than in the first chapter. Brad Falchuk is the new director here. "Glee" is worthy of the title to the creation of Ryan, in terms of insanity, more ordinary. Third place is for his last invention on screen "American Crime Story", at first sight, must be it more realistic and true to the real thing, but professionalism and quality of Ryan is so high that "The People vs.O. J. Simpson" seems a story from another planet. "Scream Queens" occupies the second place, his queens, his killer, his attitudes, his characters, his costumes, his funny dialogues, his cast... thousands and thousands of follies that proudly could be in place number one, but, there is one more. And the winner is... (by God, impossible not to know). Five seasons (six soon) are more than enough to recognize that the world of "Murder House", "Asylum", "Coven", "Freak Show" and "Hotel" are exceptional, enticing, disturbing, abnormal and utterly crazy.

The show has much potential to explore, Jamie Lee Curtis and Roberts as protagonists and a youthful cast of luxury, Ryan Murphy screenwriter, director and creator, and much more. Expectations were very high. results?

After a luxurious pilot, five funny characters are killed in this episode, a few more to the list of suspects. The death of the former President of KKT with a spray, our deaf Taylor Swift with a lawn mower, Boone with a cervical trauma, Ariana Grande with her comic death and other few show the rapidity and conviction that owns the series, so, do not scare if a major character dies, possibly, should be cohesive to the rest of the survivors.

And entering in the field of victims of the 'Red Killer', two are the attractive characters who have been directed on the road of death, the first Ariana Grande, a star that, for obvious reasons, could not be during the entire series and Boone Clemens one of the most appealing characters (and belonging to the LGBT community) and it seems that his interest will reappear in a few chapters. This affirm that Ryan Murphy is still in its glorious years, where the twist plots and original ideas have not rusted. As to the identity of the murderer, suspicions abound making way for what could be a conspiracy or revenge.

Emma Roberts defaults to High Bitch here, is making the comic role of her career, a strange fashion-addicted, odious and stupidly rich character do her thing again, and although she seems the main character, that merit takes Skyler Samuels (Grace Gardner) acting of a way more serious but equally effective, provided a bit of reality and sanity to so much madness and eccentricity. Keke Palmer also makes her mark in the series, with a unique look of everything that happens. Even though she has only been a few minutes on screen, Jamie Lee Curtis steals all the camera looks, crying out for a little more participation, however knowing to Ryan, we know that such exotic sweet will be used later. And each character has a personality very well designed and perfectly applied in the contexts of the series.

"Hell Week" increases the expectations of this provocative project, introduces many more characters, more deaths, more speculation and a new theory is attached to the show. Have you ever experienced a real tragicomedy? Ryan Murphy offers one.


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