Ryan Murphy's New Series and the Evolution of the Movie Scream Queen
If you’re on Ryan Murphy’s "American Horror Story" train, then
you better sit down and hold on to your seat. Earlier this week, it
was announced that Murphy will be given another straight-to-series
Hoping to replicate the success of the creeptastic "AHS", Murphy will be creating a 15-episode comedy/horror anthology series called "Scream Queens", which will take place on a college campus that has been plagued by mysterious murders. Not much is else known about the series at this point other than that it will feature two female leads and ten other supporting roles, which Murphy and the other series creators are already searching for.
Could this be an interesting mix of what goes on in the head of the unique and talented Murphy? A little "Glee" humor mixed with the horror-suspense of "AHS"? Hopefully!
With Halloween right around the corner, this news comes at a perfect time to honor some famous and fabulous scream queens whose performances still give us chills when we watch their movies today, so here's a quick look back at the evolution of the cinema scream queen!
For all you film buffs out there, Evelyn Ankers is one of the pioneers of Hollywood Scream Queens. She has been in classic Hollywood horror films like The Wolf Man, Son of Dracula, The Pearl of Death, and many others. Check out her groundbreaking screaming skills in the trailer for The Wolf Man below!
Jamie Lee Curtis
Her performance in Wes Craven’s original A Nightmare on Elm Street wins her a spot in the top scream queens of all time. Her role as Nancy brought life and spine-chilling screams to the now-iconic horror film!
This scream queen started acting at the ripe age of seven, but it wasn’t until she was ten tgat she found her talent in the art of screaming. She played Jamie Lloyd in the fourth installment of the Halloween franchise and also appeared in Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake as Annie Brackett.
This Canada native also found her niche in the horror genre. She’s been in Freddy vs. Jason, Insomnia, American Mary, See No Evil, and my favorite Ginger Snaps.