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Jamie Lee Curtis re-creates her mother’s famous ‘Psycho’ shower scene

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Posted at 7:15 AM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 07:15:44-04

(CNN) — 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 in an Instagram post on Tuesday, where she posed as Leigh’s character in the shower, holding up a photo of her mother in the scene for comparison.

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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!!!!

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The actress told her Instagram followers that the scene was being re-created 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!”