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

Updated 7:35 PM EDT, Tue September 15, 2015

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Jamie Lee Curtis re-created a famous shower scene from "Psycho"

Her mother, Janet Leigh was the original actress in the scene

(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.

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!”