Last night I decided to give FOX's horror-comedy show Scream Queens a second chance, and I regret it. It is not a good show.
All it did was make me wish Jamie Lee Curtis' OTHER slasher show had been made...Don't know what I'm talking about?
Way back in 2013, Deadline Hollywood reported that Jamie Lee Curtis would be re-teaming with Halloween: H20 director Steve Minor for a new slasher show called The Final Girls.
The drama revolves around a group of girls who have, in essence, survived their own personal horror stories and are brought together by a mysterious older woman (Curtis) to channel the stress and scars of their experience for some greater good.
Somewhere along the line, the plan fell apart, and eventually a new show called Scream Queens starring Jamie Lee Curtis surfaced! I couldn't have been more excited, because obviously this was the same show, re-tooled, and finally it was being put on the air!
Scream Queens is a loud, unfunny comedy show that loosely toys with elements of horror, but mostly it's packed full of scenes that feel more like music videos than anything else. The season 2 premiere starts with a flashback to a hospital Halloween party where the doctors kill a new patient so they don't have to work but can get back to the party. Yike...
It sounds like The Final Girls may have actually focused on the tropiest of tropes: the final girl who survives the slasher. What happens to her next? It sounds campy, but it was also reported that it would be a sort of drama. What happens when Laurie Strode assembles a group of women who have survived Michael Myers, Freddy Kreuger, Jason Voorhes, Ghostface, Jigsaw, etc? Do they fight new evil like some sort of Buffy the Vampire Slayer gang of warriors? Is there a new evil brewing to take out The Final Girls?
We'll never know.
One thing is for certain, it's a concept that had a lot of potential. Even if it wasn't incredible, anything would be better than Scream Queens!
Sound off in the comments below (there's a link there, I promise): do you like Scream Queens? What do you think of the concept of The Final Girls? I wonder what the main plot would have been, so if you have any ideas, feel free to share! GO!