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Jamie Lee Curtis Pays Homage To Her Mom's Famous 'Psycho' Shower Scene On 'Scream Queens'

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 11/11/2015 Cole Delbyck

Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" was a revolutionary piece of cinema. 

The 1960 horror classic is not only remembered for its expert filmmaking and subversion of popular narrative tropes, but for also making filmgoers never take a shower the same way again.

Little known fact: "Scream Queens" star Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of actress Janet Leigh, whose performance in the shower scene of "Psycho" was one of the most famous to have ever been captured on screen. 

Tuesday night's episode of "Scream Queens" served as a sort of love letter from mother to daughter, when Curtis' character Dean Munsch had an unexpected visitor in the shower.

Shot in black and white, mirroring the original scene's structure and composition, the scene is just one of many "Scream Queens" references to horror films of yesteryear. Luckily, Curtis' character fared better than her mother's, but shooting the scene proved to be quite the emotional exercise. 

"My entire life I have refused to step into the shower because it belongs to my mother," she told Variety back in September. "I have attempted to step out of the shadow of my parents for a long time … It felt like they’re both gone, and enough time has passed …This role has appeared in my life. It’s unexpected and delightful."

Curtis shared a sneak peek of the scene on her Instagram account a few months back, giving fans the opportunity to compare the two famous scream queens side-by-side. 

Like mother like daughter. 

If you want to see the original "Psycho" shower scene, check out the clip below. 


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