Gwyneth Paltrow's Se7en-Inspired Halloween Costume Is A Hard A+

Actors are some of the few people who get to spend most of the day wearing costumes and pretending to be other people, but that doesn't prevent some of them from still enjoying Halloween. Often, in fact, they manage to come up with some clever ideas that deserve wide-spread applause. This year, one example is Gwyneth Paltrow whose costume this year references a beloved film that she made 22 years ago:

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Get ready for a full-dose of spoilers if you haven't seen David Fincher's brilliant crime thriller Se7en, but this is a fantastic nod to the movie's legendary final scene. Gwyneth Paltrow teamed up with boyfriend Brad Falchuk to make it a couple's costume, with the producer dressed up as Kevin Spacey's character in the film, John Doe.

In Se7en, Gwyneth Paltrow plays Tracy, the wife of Brad Pitt's character, Mills, a detective on the search for a serial killer who is modeling his murders after the seven deadly sins. What Mills doesn't know, however, is that the killer (Spacey) has found where he lives, and because he is jealous of Mills' life, tried to seduce Tracy. When this didn't work, he killed her, decapitated her, and then mailed the head as a package to a precise location where he knew that he could bring Mills as his partner, Sommerset (Morgan Freeman). Paltrow isn't actually in the scene, and you never see what's in the box, but clearly she has fully embraced Tracy's fate with this costume.

Frankly, Se7en's ending one of the most devastating and horrific in recent memory, and since this is the season for this kind of material, let's just all give it a watch below, shall we? Again, if you haven't actually had the chance to see the movie before, it's probably best that you don't click play on the video below - and if you can go back in time before you read the last paragraph, that would probably be good too.

Given that there are some celebrities who truly bring it costume-wise on Halloween, you can be sure that we'll be keeping an eye out for more awesomeness coming in the next few days (it's obviously going to be a pretty big thing on Tuesday). Beyond that, hopefully many of you are spending this spooky season watching and enjoying some amazing and classic horror films - and for those of you who want to give Se7en a watch, you can rent it at various digital outlets, and find it on Blu-ray and DVD wherever they are sold!

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.