"Well, it's Halloween. I guess everyone is entitled to one good scare."
―Norma Watson to Keri Tate[src]
Norma Watson
Name: Norma Watson
Gender: Female
Location: Summer Glen, California
Portrayed By: Janet Leigh
First Appearance: Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later

Norma Watson was a character in Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later, played by Janet Leigh.


Norma Watson was the secretary of Keri Tate at Hillcrest Academy. She was very good at her job and took care of any problem that happened at the school. On October 31, 1998, as the students were leaving for their trip to Yosemite National Park, Norma bumped into Miss Tate, scaring the headmistress. Norma told Keri that everyone was "entitled to one good scare" on Halloween. She noticed that Keri was feeling upset about something and had seen her like that numerous times before. Norma hated to see her friend in this condition. She told Keri to try to concentrate on today and also told her to take care of herself. Keri thanked her for the advice and, as the two parted ways, Norma bid Keri a "Happy Halloween."[1]

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Meddling secretary Norma Watson (right) inadvertently gives her boss Keri Tate the obligatory “one good scare” that comes with the celebration of the Halloween.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • During the scene where Norma is leaving, she stands in front the car from Psycho (1960). The music playing in the background at this part is also from the soundtrack of Psycho. Janet Leigh, who plays Norma, played Marion in Psycho. The license-plate number on the car, NFB 418, is the same as the second car that Marion buys in the aforementioned film, and is also the initials of Psycho antagonist, Norman Bates. When Norma tells Keri Tate that everyone is "entitled to one good scare" on Halloween, this is a reference to the original Halloween film, in which Sheriff Leigh Brackett expresses that same sentiment to Laurie Strode.
  • P. J. Soles was originally approached for the role of Norma Watson. Soles never gave an answer as to what she wanted to do, skeptical about returning to the series as someone different than her character, Lynda Van der Klok, who appeared in the original Halloween. The role eventually went to Jamie Lee Curtis's mother, Janet Leigh. Norma Watson is the same name as the character that Soles played in Carrie (1976).


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