A team of Hungarian artists led by director Zoltán Végh Vozó released on Wednesday a full remake and homage to perhaps one of the best-known scenes in cinematography — the shower murder featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho”.
Originally meant as a small side project as a birthday gift, it grew in scope as more and more actresses volunteered to take part in it. The final version has 60 actresses, each appearing but for a few seconds.
The creators painstakingly reconstructed every detail of the original, including building a replica of the shower cabin in the Örkény theater in Budapest. They also made exact copies of the murder weapon (a butcher’s knife), the shower head and the drain cover — and even found an exact match for the shower curtain.
The most famous Hungarian actresses featured include Mari Törőcsik, Bori Péterfy, Gabi Gubás, Andrea Osvárt, Petra Haumann, Eszter Ónodi, Ildikó Hűvösvölgyi, Ramóna Kiss, Erzsi Pásztor, Nóra Trokán, Laura Döbrösi and Franciska Farkas.
They also released a side-by-side comparison of the original and the tribute scene.
Although the original scene was only three minutes long — and so is the remake — the full video is over eight minutes long, as the director wanted to individually present each actress in the closing credits.
In the original movie, the murder victim was portrayed by Janet Leigh (1927-2004).
Title image: Still from the Psycho shower scene remake. (source: Youtube)