This picture of Christina Ricci - who played Wednesday Addams in the 90s Addams Family films - dressed as fictional mother Morticia has gone viral

A mysterious and spooky photo has emerged of Christina Ricci dressed as Morticia Addams – and the internet is geeking-out over it.

The picture appears to show actress Christina – who played Wednesday Addams in 90s films The Addams Family and Addams Family Values – dressed as her character’s famous mother, Morticia.

The shot is almost an exact replica of an original promotional snap that features actress Anjelica Huston dressed as the gothic matriarch.

The black gown, pale skin and long, dark locks are all in place, with the only difference being the (rather unnecessary) addition of a deep front slit on the dress in the updated shot.

As the famous song goes, it’s creepy and it’s kooky – and sadly also 100% fake. The origin of the snap is yet unknown, but massive props to whoever created this piece of Photoshop wizardry.

The films – and Christina’s character, Wednesday – have a cult following, which explains the total meltdown that occurred when the photo started doing the rounds online.

Fans took to social media sites to share their utter joy at the sight of 35-year-old Christina – who was just 11 when she starred in the first film – apparently dressed as her fictional mother.

One posted on Twitter: ‘Christina Ricci who was Wednesday Addams as a child, dressed up as Morticia is everything #Goals.’

Another added: ‘”Christina Ricci dressed as Morticia Addams” Facebook, you have finally found a trending topic pertinent to my interests.’


Another simply wrote: ‘Christina Ricci as Morticia Addams. What a time to be alive.’

And, despite the fact that the photo is fake, fans also speculated that Christina would make a great Morticia should the fictional family – which started life as a comic strip in The New Yorker magazine in the 1930s – ever make another outing.

‘#ChristinaRicci would make a perfect Morticia Addams, so here’s to hoping The Powers That Be are listening,’ one wrote.