Scream Queens is a Missed Opportunity for Fox, and Ryan Murphy

23 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Back On? Emma Roberts and Evan Peters Hang Out at Scream Queens Premiere.

Glee executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan have cooked up another primetime confection, and this time, it’s a wicked fun ride set at Kappa Kappa Tau, a college sorority house.

Lea Michele might star on Ryan Murphy’s latest horror series, Scream Queens, but that doesn’t mean she’s immune to fear, as the Glee alum proved on Ellen.Forget unmasking the Red Devil – the real mystery for Scream Queens viewers to solve is whether leading lady Emma Roberts is really back with her ex-fiancé Evan Peters.

Not only is it the looooooonnnnngggg-awaited premiere of our favorite new series in a very long time—Fox’s Scream Queens—but we have a hilarious drinking game that the cast themselves come up with, just to mark the occasion! Host Ellen DeGeneres chatted Michele up for a few minutes about her new show, New Orleans, and scary movies in general before a man dressed as Halloween’s Michael Myers popped out of the table sitting between their two chairs.

Though Roberts, 24, walked the red carpet at Monday night’s premiere with her sister, she sat with Peters, 28, inside the screening, and the on-again, off-again couple seemed inseparable throughout the night. Press play on the video above to see Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Niecy Nash and more give their rules for what you gotta do while watching. (And how your choice of drink should NOT be strong.) In case you hadn’t heard, we here at E! have also started our own ultra-exclusive secret society (SHHHH!!!) called “Squad SQ,” and you can join by simply tweeting a photo of yourself with a sign that says “I WANT IN. #SQUADSQ” We will be having our own live Twitter party tonight, 8 to 10 pm ET, which will culminate with our first weekly live Periscope Q&A, right when the episode ends at 10 p m ET. In their place are college couture and utter disdain for those who don’t live up to the high standard set by Chanel (Emma Roberts), the sorority’s queen bee. The former American Horror Story costars were the last to leave the party at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, and Peters goofily photobombed a picture Roberts took with a fan. As Chanel Oberlin, Roberts revels in a role she seems born to play: a vicious, conniving, sharp-tongued and lethally ambitious young woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

She gushed about the restaurants—which she says are turning her into a Pilates fiend—the welcoming residents, and even the swamp tours, admitting excitedly that she once even got to feed a gator. She may play a sorority girl getting chased by a serial killer but the scariest thing Roberts had to do while filming the show down in New Orleans had nothing to do with blood, guts or murderers: It was actually a crocodile swamp tour. It got even more adventurous in the city when Michele described one shoot where she had to be buried up to her neck in the dead of night in the New Orleans soil for a scene. And from there, things went from bad to worse. “Then, we were out in the swamp tour for two hours and I had to pee,” added Roberts, who came to the premiere dressed in Alexander McQueen. “So they made me pee in a cup on the boat!” “I think the hardest part is walking up and down the huge dramatic staircase in six-inch heels at 6 in the morning,” she said, laughing. “That’s what I dread every day!

We meet the newest KKT pledge class and quickly see that Chanel does not want to recruit anyone who doesn’t conform to her idea of future minion or a perfect KKT gal. Michelle told DeGeneres about her dream to watch the horror classic Halloween with co-star Jamie Lee Curtis, who acted in the film back in 1978, while dressed in snuggies and eating candy. The actress understandably shrieked and then finally caught her breath until DeGeneres had producers roll back the tape and relish in the embarrassment as the prank unfolded one more time. After running into Chanel at the campus coffee shop The Grind and witnessing more of her dangerously obnoxious behavior, Grace resolves to be the change she wants to see at KKT. With the help of barista and aspiring investigative journalist Pete Diller (Diego Boneta,) Grace thinks she sees a way to expose Chanel and oust her and her minions from the house.

Scream Queens owes more to the movie Heathers than Mean Girls, which is meant as a compliment — its writing is scathing, sarcastic, and darkly funny. Oliver Hudson brings some gravity as Grace’s dad Wes, who’s the only person worried about his daughter living on a campus where there’s a killer on the loose. Props also have to be given to the minion Chanels, Ariana Grande, Billie Lourd and Abigail Breslin, though we don’t get to learn much about them in the premiere.

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