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Just recreated, with help from the amazing crew, a shot by shot of my mother's famous shower scene from Hitchcock's PSYCHO for @screamqueensfox #screamqueens Ryan Murphy and co. wrote it into a special episode and it felt right! Honoring the Royal legend that is/was/will always be, Janet Leigh. Thought all fans of the genre would love it! #honorthymother 📷@joaquin_sedillo show debuts in a week on FOX 8pm 2hour premiere!!!!
Like mother, like daughter, even when it comes to a brutal scene of murder.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ career began with a horror movie, ‘Halloween,’ in 1978.
It was almost kismet that she would be the star of that film, a slasher flick that owed so much to ‘Psycho’ 18 years earlier. ‘Halloween’ even had a character named Loomis, based on ‘Psycho’s’ Sam Loomis.
That Hitchcock classic is best known for a scene in which a character played by Janet Leigh, is stabbed to death in a shower.
Curtis paid tribute to her mother’s iconic moment on Tuesday in an Instagram post, where she posed as Leigh’s character in the shower, holding up a photo of the original scene for comparison.
The actress told her Instagram followers the scene was being recreated in her new Fox series ‘Scream Queens.’
“(Creator) Ryan Murphy and co. wrote it into a special episode, and it felt right!” she said. “Honoring the royal legend that is/was/will always be, Janet Leigh. Thought all fans of the genre would love it!”