A Complete Encyclopedia of Deaths on Scream Queens, Rated With Cotton Balls

What fresh death is this?

By Chris Rosa (@chrisrosa92) and Alexa Tietjen (@hernameislex)

Watching Fox’s Scream Queens can be overwhelming given its high volume of vomit-inducing death scenes. Every week, at least one preppy, clueless THOT gets the axe—usually from the cloaked, mysterious and oddly sexy Red Devil. And these aren’t your average, run-of-the-mill murders. Poisonous spray tans! Intestinal freezes! Nail gun shenanigans! It’s all so terrifying and life-giving.

To help keep these bloody spats straight in your head, we’ve compiled a handy-dandy encyclopedia of every main character death (so far) on Scream Queens. (Minor characters and off-screen deaths do not count.) Per Queen Chanel Oberlin’s (Emma Roberts) request, we’ve rated them using her favorite food: cotton balls. (It’s the snack du jour, obvs! Rating is from 1 to 5.) Class is in session, idiot hookers.

  • 1 Gigi Caldwell, Episode 10, “Thanksgiving”
    Fox
    Cause of death: Head severed (probably by the Red Devil)

    Scream level: 0 cotton balls

    Gore level: 0 cotton balls–but weren’t you grossed out when you saw her head on that platter instead of a turkey?!

    Chance of coming back: 100%—hard to come back from that

  • 2 Hester/Neckbrace, Episode 9, “Ghost Stories”
    Fox
    Cause of death: Pushed down the stairs by Chanel

    Scream level: 2 cotton balls

    Gore level: 1 cotton ball

    Chance of coming back: 100%—we don’t think she is dead!

  • 3 Boone Clemens, Episode 9, “Ghost Stories”
    Fox
    Cause of death: Stabbed in the chest by the second Red Devil, revealed to be his sibling

    Scream level: 0 cotton balls (He was caught by surprise.)

    Gore level: 1 cotton ball

    Chance of coming back: 98%—we can’t trust whenever this dude “dies!”

  • 4 Earl Grey, Episode 9, “Ghost Stories”
    Fox
    Cause of death: Stabbed in the back by the Red Devil, revealed to be Boone (Nick Jonas)

    Scream level: 1 cotton ball (He winced a little; it was sad!)

    Gore level: 0 cotton balls, but we’re sad to see his hot self go

    Chance of coming back: 2%—his death wasn’t intense; maybe he’ll join Boone?!

  • 5 Jennifer/candle vlogger, Episode 8, “Mommie Dearest”
    Fox
    Cause of death: Stabbed in the head with a screwdriver by the Red Devil

    Scream level: 0 cotton balls (It all happened so fast!)

    Gore level: 2 cotton balls…she was preserved in a wax monument

    Chance of coming back: 0%, but her videos will live on forever

  • 6 Steven Munsch, Episode 7, “Beware of Young Girls”
    Fox
    Cause of death: Body dismembered (with his head dropped in a fish tank) by Dean Munsch

    Scream level: 0 cotton balls

    Gore level: 1.5 cotton balls; we never see him get torn apart, just the fishy aftermath

    Chance of coming back: 0%, how could he?!

  • 7 Roger, Episode 6, “Seven Minutes in Hell”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Shot in the head with a nail gun by the Red Devil

    Scream level: 0 cotton balls, but Chanel No. 5 did the screaming for him

    Gore level: 0.5 cotton balls

    Chance of coming back: 0%, he served no purpose other than to do awkward sexual things with Chanel No. 5

  • 8 Sam (Predatory Lez), Episode 6, “Seven Minutes in Hell”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Suffocated by the Red Devil

    Scream level: 0 cotton balls (She literally didn’t scream.)

    Gore level: 0.5 cotton balls, negative dressing

    Chance of coming back: 0%, seeing as how she could spill the tea about who the Red Devil is

  • 9 Caulfield Mount Herman, Episode 6, “Seven Minutes in Hell”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Axed in the stomach by the Red Devil

    Scream level: 1 cotton ball, no dressing

    Gore level: 3.5 cotton balls, light dressing

    Chance of coming back: 0% (His head was chopped off, idiot hookers.)

  • 10 Dodger, Episode 5, “Pumpkin Patch”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Intestines ripped open with hedge clippers by the Red Devil; left to freeze in maze

    Scream level: 5 cotton balls, fattening dressing

    Gore level: 5 cotton balls, drenched

    Chance of coming back: 0% (There’s really no coming back from having your intestines ripped open.)

  • 11 Mandy Greenwell, Episode 4, “Haunted House”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Stabbed in her trailer by the Red Devil

    Scream level: 3 cotton balls

    Gore level: 1.5 cotton balls (We don’t see it, but it’s implied.)

    Chance of coming back: 40% (As one of the OG sorority members, she has information we might need later.)

  • 12 Aaron Cohen (Coney the Cone), Episode 3, “Chainsaw”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Head sawed off with a chainsaw by the Red Devil

    Scream level: 2.5 cotton balls (It was more of a wince.)

    Gore level: 4 cotton balls (Blood splattered over his jolly Coney the Cone costume.)

    Chance of coming back: 0%

  • 13 Shondell Washington, Episode 2, “Hell Week”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Stabbed by the Red Devil while asleep in her car

    Scream level: 0 cotton balls (She was asleep.)

    Gore level: 0 cotton balls (We don’t see the stabbing take place.)

    Chance of coming back: 0% (May she rest in peace with her Burger Shack.)

  • 14 Tiffany DeSalle (Deaf Taylor Swift), Episode 1, “Pilot”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Head mowed off with a tractor by the Red Devil

    Scream level: 2 cotton balls (Ironically, we couldn’t hear Deaf Taylor Swift scream, but she looked like she did.)

    Gore level: 4 cotton balls, light dressing

    Chance of coming back: None (Her head was mowed off!)

  • 15 Sonya Herfmann, a.k.a. Chanel No. 2, Episode 1, “Pilot”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Stabbed by the Red Devil

    Scream level: 1.5 cotton balls, mild dressing (It was mostly just heavy breathing.)

    Gore level: 1 cotton ball

    Chance of coming back: 99% (She’s still posting to Instagram, DUH.)

  • 16 Ms. Agatha Bean, Episode 1, “Pilot”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Face burned off in deep fryer by HBIC Chanel Oberlin

    Scream level: 2.5 cotton balls

    Gore level: 4.5 drenched cotton balls

    Chance of coming back: 65% (Her dead body was found in the haunted house, but we have a sneaking suspicion she’s still out there.)

  • 17 Melanie, Episode 1, “Pilot”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Spray tanning gone wrong

    Scream level: 5 cotton balls

    Gore level: 5 cotton balls (Low-key the grossest death that’s happened in the history of TV.)

    Chance of coming back: 0% (Her skin melted off.)

  • 18 Sophia, Episode 1, “Pilot”
    FOX
    Cause of death: Childbirth, lack of Gatorade, failure to dance to TLC’s “Waterfalls”

    Scream level: 0 cotton balls

    Gore level: 5 cotton balls (You can literally see the umbilical cord.)

    Chance of coming back: 0%, but wouldn’t that be creepy?