Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, SCREAM QUEENS is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder… Or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.
Emma Roberts is not my favorite person in the world, (not because of her AHS roles, but because of who she is as a person), but I couldn’t have cast a better actress to play the Queen Bitch On Campus – Chanel Oberlin. Cathy Munsch, the Dean of Wallace University, is played by actual scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis – and she is at the top of her game! (Still a babe, too.) One of Chanel’s little minions is played by Zombie Land’s Abigail Breslin, and it took me half of the pilot episode to figure out where I knew her from. You’ll recognize many more Scream Queens – so don’t let me spoil all the fun! (True Blood beefcake, a brother from a boy-band, and a Reno 911alum… just to name a few!)
“Shut up, you don’t die from getting your face burned off.”
~ Chanel Oberlin
Scream Queens is ‘campy’, it’s over the top, and packed full of iconic horror references – making me sad that I watched it alone, not having a person next to me to punch with excitement every time I caught something, or just wanted to fall off the bed laughing.
“Nothing good ever comes to the children in horror films”
~ Kristopher Rufty
School is out for the year, and Joel Olsen sees a summer vacation filled with all things horror! Along with the books and movies, he’s looking forward to the time he can spend working on his masks, and special FX.
He’s about to experience a horror filled vacation alright, but not the kind he planned for. The blood is real, and the bodies are piling up…
Joel lives with his older sister Haley. They’re still trying to adjust since losing both of their parents in a car accident about five months ago. Joel spends a lot of time by himself; Haley has to work full time, and he feels like he’s drifting apart from his best friends.
After his sister leaves for work, Joel is thinking about starting the yard work she asked him to do, but something at the far end of the lawn catches his eye. A body! There’s person lying in his yard – covered in blood, and near death. The masked man is just like the killers in the movies he loves so much. Instead of getting scared and running away, Joel brings him inside and helps him get patched up.
It’s a strange summer – a killer helping a boy with yard work, and a boy helping a killer get rid of a body. They can see something in each other, a common thread, and their friendship is immediate. But, when Joel finally realizes that he’s gotten in too deep, it’s too late – and there is serious trouble coming.
Usually, when a friendship falls apart you get your CD’s back and part ways. When this friendship is put to the test… one of them might not survive.
The Bone Architect by Ian Woodhead is a gruesome and scary page turner. This disturbing slasher story launches into immediate action that is sure to make your heart beat faster and your eyes widen in fear. Even the most die-hard horror fans will find this novel a terrifying venture. I am impressed by Ian Woodhead’s mastery of the genre and his ability to shock even me…. I highly recommend The Bone Architect to any readers who are looking for true horror, and willing to be scared sleepless.