In the opening scene of "The Funhouse" (1981), Tobe Hooper pays massive tribute to the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960) and the opening of John Carpenter's "Halloween" (1978).
Here's a little comparison between these scenes:
A mysterious killer picks up a clown mask and puts it on. In both movies, the killer is actually a little boy.
Isn't it awesome that Hooper paid tribute to a movie that came out only 3 years before?
The mysterious killer enters the bathroom and 'kills' a young girl with a large knife.
Absolutely fantastic homage to Hitchcock's unique and outstanding shower scene.
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