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This is what Scream Queens and Mean Girls have in common

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Scream Queens is the Mean Girls of horror, as Julia Alexander wrote in our 13 Days of Halloween series. After putting together this video, I'm pretty sure she's right.

If you haven't watched Mean Girls, it's a devastatingly clever take on high school girl cliques, based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. It follows Cady (Lindsay Lohan), a transfer student who plots her way from loser to Spring Fling Queen. Ultimately it's a takedown of brutal high school social stratification.

Like Mean Girls, Scream Queens begins when a bunch of losers disrupt the social status quo. The dean of the school has a grudge against the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority, and forces them to admit anyone who wants to join. This basically means a bunch of women who are the opposite of the sorority's wealthy and beautiful members pledge to join up.

Of course, there's also a serial killer on the loose. It parodies the sorority system by making the serial killer and the new pledges equally horrifying. If you liked Mean Girls — well, give the video a watch, and maybe you'll enjoy Scream Queens as well!

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