Scream Queens (2015–2016)
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Seven Minutes in Hell 

Chanel makes a decision in an attempt to protect herself that puts Zayday in a position of power; The Kappa sisters make a shocking discovery during a slumber party.


Michael Uppendahl


Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Roberts ... Chanel Oberlin
Skyler Samuels ... Grace Gardner
Lea Michele ... Hester Ulrich
Glen Powell ... Chad Radwell
Diego Boneta ... Pete Martinez (credit only)
Abigail Breslin ... Chanel #5
Keke Palmer ... Zayday Williams
Oliver Hudson ... Wes Gardner
Nasim Pedrad ... Gigi Caldwell (credit only)
Lucien Laviscount ... Earl Grey
Billie Lourd ... Chanel #3
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Dean Cathy Munsch
Breezy Eslin ... Jennifer
Jeanna Han ... Sam
Jim Klock ... Detective Chisolm


Chanel makes a decision in an attempt to protect herself that puts Zayday in a position of power; The Kappa sisters make a shocking discovery during a slumber party.

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

20 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When the Red Devil is running the axes on the walls of the tunnel, it is a nod to Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). See more »


[the Red Devil killer looms over Sam]
Sam: Wait, if you're gonna kill me, please show me who you are first.
[the killer removes their mask]
Sam: I knew it. I knew it was you!
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References Black Christmas (1974) See more »


Written by Judith Abbot, Dunstan Bruce, Paul Greco, Darren Hammer, Nigel Hunter, Alice Nutter, Louise Watts and Allen Whalley
Performed by Chumbawamba
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"Nobody Expected This"
29 May 2016 | by pipecaxSee all my reviews

The wait was not worth. "Scream Queens" presents more of the same, subverting unnecessary elements and even weakening its writing to the maximum. After the joyful (Pumpkin Patch), there are the painful (Seven Minutes in Hell)

After it establish an episode on the outside of the campus, the sixth chapter is located fully within the brotherhood, a psychopaths' slumber party, they being alert about who could be the murderer, however, do not realize that the accomplice of the killer is in the house, paving the way for the death and not to more revelations.

This "Scream Queens" Review contains spoilers. If you have not seen "Seven Minutes in Hell" episode, please, do not read, this could destroy it.

This has been one of the chapters more sadistic in the series recording three deaths, two of which received a death as brutal as overwhelming. - Sam (Jeanna Han), Caulfield (Evan Paley) and Roger (Aaron Rhodes). Minute of Silence, Please. #R.I.P.

A chapter that you seemed very promising as to clues, quite the opposite, they decided to squander all potential that had with deaths and more misstatements in the plot.

After sunset, comes the darkness. Undeniably, it acknowledge that the episode of two weeks ago was the best, they left the hurdle too high and here is the result. It seems that the series had taken a rest one week watching the 'World Series' and had retaken the recordings. Everything reside in the remarkable decline in the script, it feels like a reuse of the already seen, lengthen the characters, lengthen the plot, lengthens the deaths, it is time to renew the series writing, we do not want weary of this but, they are trying to achieve it. I think that they are not delving into the characters, they are breaking them. We know very little in this chapter about members of the campus, each person has its merits to be accredited as the murderer, but they are laying out them of incorrect way, or at least that is what demonstrates.

Those seven minutes in hell did not serve are fade quickly with regard to find the guilty, despite the fact that too many small details are reveal about the characters - they are very normal (vaginas with teeth, daughter of Charles Manson and others) - nobody says or shows signs of rescue to spectators, with the exception of a lone scene. Before Sam (Jeanna Han) is has murdered, she asks him, her last wish, see the face of who will kill her, a simple "I knew it, knew you're...", is a true sign that one of the Kappa sisters is the author of the massacre in the campus, I am quite sure.

Little by little the elements are more clear, that ensures it the trailer of the next episode where we see to Gigi speaks with the killer, she tells you to be careful, and we might see at least one killer face.

The list of possible suspects is shortened in this episode, since we can deduce that some of those who are out of the house can be involved, the suspects are: Pete (Diego Boneta), Gigi, Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Wes (Oliver Hudson). But also we can deduce that another killer is inside the House, the suspects are: Hester, Chanel #3, Chanel #5 and Zayday.

"Scream Queens" will has got a brief rest next Tuesday, perfect time to regain forces and innovate with its satires and revelations in two weeks, it is necessary. "Seven Minutes in Hell" reduces the disposable characters, making more interesting the way to death. "SMH" increases the prominence of Zayday as President of KKT, but it is not strong enough to counteract the lack of comical presence of Denise H. and Dean Munsch.

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