Janet Leigh's Shower Curtain
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Check in. Unpack. Relax. Take a shower.


Janet Leigh


Shower Curtain


An unknown figure materializes behind it


Getting close to or touching it causes stab wounds



Collected by

Warehouse 13







Date of Collection

January 30, 2014


Origins[edit | edit source]

Janet Leigh (1927-2004) was an American film actress and author. Charming and versatile, Leigh appeared in over fifty films during her career, ranging from westerns to musicals to horror - the most well known being her role as Marion Crane in the 1960 film, Psycho.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho was a psychological horror film that earned critical acclaim and four Academy Award nominations, shocking audiences with it's filmography, score, and the iconic death of Leigh's character in the first thirty minutes of the film.

Leigh, upon seeing the final cut, was traumatized by this scene. For the rest of her life, she refused to take showers where it could be avoided, and in instances where it couldn't, locked every door and window of the house, kept the bathroom door and shower curtain open, and watched the door from underneath the shower head.

Effects[edit | edit source]

A former fixture in Leigh's home before she threw it out, it was imbued with her lasting fear of showers. Whenever the curtain is hung out so at least part of it is a screen, a shadowed figure materializes on it, even if there was nothing behind it before. Touching the curtain or even being near it when the shadow is there results in stab wounds to appear on the closest part of the body to the curtain, the cuts being deeper the closer to the curtain. These can be fatal.

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