The new promo for “Scream Queens” makes the series look devilishly good. Ryan Murphy, executive producer of “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” has created a new anthology series that will follow a sorority being targeted by a serial killer.
“You can imagine your favorite horror movie mixed with 'Mean Girls,' ” star Keke Palmer told International Business Times of the series earlier this month.
The extended trailer offers an in-depth look at the first 15-episode season of Fox’s new comedic horror program. With so many things happening in the "Scream Queens" promo video, it’s understandable if you missed a few things (or if you were so scared that you covered your eyes). Check out four moments you may have overlooked:
1. "Heathers" homage. Viewers can't miss the girls being buried with only their heads sticking out of the ground, but some might not catch the reference to “Heathers.” The dark 1989 comedy has a dream sequence in which Veronica (Winona Ryder) is buried up to her neck while the Heathers (Kim Walker, Lisanne Falk, Shannen Doherty) play croquet around her head. While it was just a dream in the film, it looks like it could be real in “Scream Queens,” especially since someone gets killed in every episode.
2. Hazing gets weird. In a quick shot at around the 2:24 mark, Chanel (Emma Roberts) is clothed while the new pledges are not. It looks like a hazing scene, but while most new members are in their underwear, Grace (Skyler Samuels) is blocking her body with a chair. Is Chanel forcing her to wear furniture -- or is that Grace's choice of self defense when a killer comes in?
3. Frat boys. It’s not just the girls being terrorized. Around the 2:31 mark, we see a group of preppy boys screaming in fear. It seems all Greek life might be in trouble.
4. Chanel is a target. It isn’t clear if Chanel will die in “Scream Queens,” but she will be singled out. At the 2:34 mark, there is a collage of pictures of her. One very clearly reads “die” while another reads “kill.”
Watch the extended promo for “Scream Queens” Season 1 below:
“Scream Queens” will air on Tuesdays on Fox in the fall. An exact premiere date has not been announced. Will you tune in? Sound off in the comments section below!