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Black Friday 

The Red Devil has plans to disrupt Black Friday for the Chanels; Believing Dean Munsch is the killer, the Kappa sisters devise a plan to stop her; A shocking confession is made.

Director:

Barbara Brown

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 2 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
Lucien Laviscount ... Earl Grey
Billie Lourd ... Chanel #3
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Dean Cathy Munsch
Niecy Nash ... Denise Hemphill
Jim Klock ... Detective Chisolm
Evan Paley Evan Paley ... Caulfield
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The Red Devil has plans to disrupt Black Friday for the Chanels; Believing Dean Munsch is the killer, the Kappa sisters devise a plan to stop her; A shocking confession is made.

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Dolby

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Abigail Breslin (Chanel #5) and Lea Michele (Hester) previously starred together in the movie 'New Year's Eve (2011) See more »

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Chanel Oberlin: Now if you'll excuse us, we're going to the mall to exercise our patriotic right to join hundreds of thousands of our fellow, out of breath Americans in sweatpants as they make frenzied, ill thought out purchases of cheap, crappy garbage they can't afford and don't need. To deny us of that right would be unAmerican.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Tubthumping
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Written by Judith Abbot, Dunstan Bruce, Paul Greco, Darren Hammer, Nigel Hunter, Alice Nutter, Louise Watts and Allen Whalley
Performed by Chumbawamba
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A Black Friday to The Letter
24 December 2016 | by pipecaxSee all my reviews

Pre-Christmas celebrations are still present in an episode more of "Scream Queens." Exactly one week ago, we immersed ourselves in pure gratitude and fraternity within a well-known American Thanksgiving, now, aversion to humility and selflessness takes control of the final heads in a stylish 'Black Friday.' Although this holiday does not capture all length of the episode, provides the appropriate load between a true horror sequence and black and fascinating humor from Denise Hemphill. Once more, welcome to Kappa Kappa Tau, a killer sisterhood.

The eleventh episode endangers the main characters again, following the tradition of previous installments. After being considered ladies in distress for a long time, Chanel clan is proposed to liquidate—who has been lurking behind them— by themselves. For that, the roles exchange, they will be no longer preys. To attack reputed 'Red Devil Killer,' they fix their main—and not very convincing— guilty, Dean Munsch. While it is true that lately, Murphy—and therefore Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan—has put on the table all vulnerable characters, also puts on the table enough clues that incriminating each one of them to be the owner of the terrifying mask. From Boone to Gigi, it is time to know "one more," with this it's clear they are no longer a threesome, are a quartet.

With Gigi's head on the table and an outright death of Boone, the presence of a killer is evident, therefore, new surprises have come to light. Although he did not confess his guilt of the murders literally, it was Pete Martinez who declared himself to be 'one' of the killers, something entirely deductible. The show tends to disclose information to characters that audience already knows, perhaps to create completely a superfluous drama. Tropes of the plot in the series still keep that significant cadence in this type of shows.

The satire about 'Black Friday' in the opening was extravagantly cool. Its freshness and efficacy are equivalent to emblematic 'Chanel-O-Ween'. The art design in the utopia of Murphy is fitting according to threads in the series and they always find a precise touch to concentrate in the atmosphere of the time. The voice-over sequence in the mall is intended to be a social criticism about immoderate acquisition of "junk" which millions of people purchase annually. Unfortunately, the critique becomes into a simple comment and proceeds to what know to do, an appearance of the killer. However, this time, there is one variant. Chanel decides to confront it once and for all. It ineffectively injures her and then manages to escape, leaving one deceased more, an unidentified police.

Deaths are like candies for fans of slashers, especially in extended-length productions. The writers have remained faithful to the constant of providing one loss per episode, despite deaths are sometimes neither clever nor significant, they fulfill with such constant. Putting the central point of the plot aside in this penultimate episode, this chapter does not present meaningful deaths, this time the Red Devil Killer just kills one police officer. Speaking of deaths, Channels give a brief and fast overview all and each one of victims of the merciless killer, manifesting its self-naming as "the final girls."

As with Ariana Grande or Nick Jonas, the writers crew has been fortunate to have renowned actors and singers among its hands, taking advantage of their potential to the max. Another example is clearly Golden Globe Awards nominated actress Jamie Lee Curtis, the daughter of the legendary murdered girl in "Psycho" classic. In many episodes, Jamie (aka Dean Munsch) steals attention with own hands, thanks to starving writers, "Black Friday" delivers a brightness more to her exceptional role.

Over the first season, we have witnessed diverse homages—in category and tone—of the greatest horror films. Curiously, one of the most relevant was the staging of death in the shower by Jamie Lee Curtis of 1960 Alfred Hitchcock classic in "Mommie Dearest" episode, scene starring Jeanette Helen Morrison, Curtis' mother. Besides she being a prospect of murdered girl, now she is a demented Michael Myers/Rasputin/Teen Wolf. The episode gives a fascinating slapstick, in which Munsch is immune to any kind of murder, a twist as comical as interesting. These aspects do not only ratify that series does not take place in a real world, but it's totally illusory.

With "Black Friday," the gun is aimed directly at its target, only need to finger that pull back the trigger. There is no time for more false or empty clues, the killer waits for discoveries and so do we.


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