Jamie Lee Curtis had horror fans going wild when she shared a photo on her official Instagram before heading to the costume party premiere of Halloween Kills (2021).
Fans of the Halloween franchise and Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film Psycho (1960) were treated to a special surprise at the costume party premiere of the new film. Curtis paid homage to her late mother, actress Janet Leigh, by dressing up as her iconic horror character, Marion Crane. The Freaky Friday (2003) actress praised her mom in her Instagram caption, as you can see below.
Janet Leigh actually starred alongside her daughter in Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998) as Norma Watson, the mother of Curtis’s famous character, Laurie Strode.
“Honoring my mother in ALL her gory…I meant glory!
PREMIERE PARTY TIME!”
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During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Curtis explained that she felt had to nail the costume to make sure she was paying homage to her mother correctly. She even then went on to explain the specifics of her costume and how it correlates to the film Hitchcock:
“I am honoring my beautiful late mama, Janet Leigh, but… it’s a little more meta than that,”
“I am actually going as Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in the movie ‘Hitchcock.’ So it’s meta because we never knew what color Janet Leigh’s dress was because it was a black-and-white movie. But now because of the ‘Hitchcock’ movie, we know it was pale blue.”
Psycho can actually be experienced on a daily basis at Universal Studios Hollywood on their Studio Tour which is currently offering a special nighttime version for Halloween Horror Nights which ends on October 31. The Studio Tour takes fans by not only the Bates Motel but the Crane/Bates home as well.
Halloween Kills premieres this Friday, October 15 nationwide and is on track to being another blockbuster like its predecessor Halloween (2018) which made over $255.6 million at the box office.
Halloween Kills was, like many films, delayed a whole year due to the pandemic. The 2018 installment picked up 40 years after the original (completely canceling out every Halloween film made between then, including the Ron Zombie versions), and Halloween Kills will pick up directly where the 2018 reboot left off.
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