Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon 4.5/5

Posted: August 29, 2013 in Film Review
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This is an interesting take on the slasher movie. It follows a camera crew around who are shooting a documentary with serial killer Leslie Vernon.  Leslie models himself on the cult killers from movies we all know so well. Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. It is shot on documentary footage mostly and only occasionally changes to standard film when you need a different viewpoint. He goes about showing and explaining to the camera crew in detail his plans for a night of terror at a spooky old house.


It seems at first that the crew are not really sure whether to take this serious or not, but are soon shown that Leslie is completely committed to his plans.


From start to finish this is just one hell of a ride. Its got everything for die-hard fans, including Robert Englund who plays the guy that wants to bring Leslie down. There are a lot of in jokes and cameos from other well-known horror actors which adds to the fun. I loved the concept, it really did work nicely in this film and is one of the best examples of “found footage.”


If you are a fan of slasher films or horror in general, then I urge you to give this a shot as it’s a hell of a lot of fun!

  1. CGsaysstuff says:

    I thought this film was a really clever take, and I loved how in the scene when Leslie is applying his makeup before a kill, the music playing in the background is from the very last shot in The Shining (the party music we hear when we pan out on that b & w photo).
    I wasn’t exactly sold on the end when it seemed to turn a little run of the mill, but it’s definitely worth the view!
    Good review.

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