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VH1 Looking for a Few Good Screamers

Think your scream could top the wailing of the legendary Fay Wray? VH1 just might be looking for you. The network has teamed up with Lionsgate for Scream Queens, a new reality series searching for the next great horror film actress.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series — set to premiere in the Fall — will gather 10 unknown actresses to compete for a "major" role in a Lionsgate horror film, for a director to be named later. (Should I be concerned that even the Reporter put "major" in those possibly ironic quotation marks?) The contestants will compete in various challenges and be schooled by acting coach John Homa, with one winner presumably going on to scream loudly on the big screen.

The series doesn't sound entirely unlike Sam Raimi's 13 for the CW, though so far as I know, the winner of 13 won't get to continue living out the horror-movie fantasy in a film. On the one hand, I'm intrigued to see how VH1 puts this show together; on the other hand, I'm not sure if watching 10 wannabe actresses screech loudly sounds like my cup of tea. What's your take?


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