PHOTO | Jamie Lee Curtis dresses up as her mom's character in Psycho for movie premiere

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Jamie Lee Curtis.
Jamie Lee Curtis.
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  • Jamie Lee Curtis dressed up as her mom's iconic character from Psycho for the costume party premiere for Halloween Kills.
  • "Honouring my mother in all her gory...I meant glory," she captioned a picture on Instagram.
  • In the new film, the citizens of Haddonfield, fed up with being hunted by Michael Myers, decide to hunt him down instead.

Jamie Lee Curtis paid homage to her mother's iconic character in Psycho at the costume party premiere of Halloween Kills.

The 62-year-old - who has starred in the Halloween movies for 43 years - sported a blonde wig, blue dress, black handbag and a shower curtain smeared with fake blood.

Alongside a photo on Instagram, she wrote: "Honouring my mother in all her gory...I meant glory! Premiere party time!"


In the 1960 psychological horror thriller by Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh played Marion Crane, who dies after being stabbed to death in the shower.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Jamie said: "I am actually going as Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in the movie Hitchcock. So it's meta because we never knew what colour 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."

American film actress Janet Leigh in a scene from
Janet Leigh in a scene from the film Psycho from Alfred Hitchcock.

In Halloween Kills - the twelfth instalment in the franchise - Laurie Strode (Curtis) and the citizens of Haddonfield, fed up with being hunted by Michael Myers, decide to hunt him down instead.


In a recent interview at the Venice Film Festival, the Knives Out actor revealed that she hates horror movies.

"I hate these movies. I loathe them. I do not like to be frightened. So it's a natural talent - that genuine emotional connection to being afraid. You're watching that happen on screen," she said.

Halloween Kills opens in SA cinemas on Friday, 29 October.

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