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When watching VH1's latest reality show, you might want to keep your finger on the volume button.

The cable channel is partnering with Lionsgate for Scream Queens, an eight-episode competition show featuring 10 aspiring actresses hoping to land a role in a Lionsgate horror film, says the Hollywood Reporter. Actress Shawnee Smith ( Saw), writer/director James Gunn ( Dawn of the Dead, Scooby-Doo) and acting coach John Homa will serve as the judges.

Additionally, Smith will act as host of the show, Homa will coach the girls in each challenge and Gunn will direct the contestants' weekly performances. So, does this news make you want to Scream? - Adam Bryant