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Ryan Murphy & His Leading Ladies Recreate Scenes From 'Repulsion,' 'Carrie,' 'The Birds' & Other Horror Classics

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 9, 2012 at 10:24AM

Magazines doing photo spreads recreating scenes from iconic movies is nothing new. Vanity Fair seems to do it a couple times a year, and it was at the tail end of 2011 when the New York Times Magazine got in on the act enlisting a wealth of stars for a big awards season shoot that included, among others, Rooney Mara dressing up as Alex from "A Clockwork Orange." Now, "Glee" and "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy is joining in, recruiting the leading ladies from his TV projects to participate in a horror-themed shoot for Elle.
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Ryan Murphy Elle Shoot

Magazines doing photo spreads recreating scenes from iconic movies is nothing new. Vanity Fair seems to do it a couple times a year, and it was at the tail end of 2011 when the New York Times Magazine got in on the act enlisting a wealth of stars for a big awards season shoot that included, among others, Rooney Mara dressing up as Alex from "A Clockwork Orange." Now, "Glee" and "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy is joining in, recruiting the leading ladies from his TV projects to participate in a horror-themed shoot for Elle.

And the results? Well, it's not bad. Kate Mara easily makes the grade, standing in for Sissy Spacek in "Carrie" and making the case that she might be a good choice for the remake if Chloe Moretz were to suddenly drop out. Jayma Mays isn't too shabby as Tippi Hedren in the nicely replicated scene from "The Birds," and though there can be only one Catherine Deneuve, Heather Morris does her best in the black-and-white shot from "Repulsion." Meanwhile, Connie Britton nicely captures the terror of "The Omen," and finally, as David Gordon Green gears up his remake, he might want to think of Naya Rivera for "Suspiria."

Take a closer look below and click over to Elle to see a few more including Lea Michele in "Creature From The Black Lagoon"; Dianna Agron in "Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman"; Taissa Farmiga in "When A Stranger Calls" and Sarah Paulson in "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?"

Kate Mara Carrie
Jayma Mays The Birds
Connie Britton The Omen
Heather Morris Repulsion
Naya Rivera Suspiria

This article is related to: Ryan Murphy, Kate Mara, Connie Britton, Carrie


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