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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2007)
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Summary: The world's next great psych-slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them. (Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Country: USA
Directed By: Scott Glosserman
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na loimprevisto
98
T9
na redfrost
60
T6
na thefriedone
80
T7
na ssczus
45
T2
na Serie 9
70
T4
na magikid
85
T10
na dgeiser13
1
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na ferked
88
T9
na bob thrillin
45
T3
na heathcliff
49
T3
na Hadleyreis
68
T6
na Gordon Cole
66
T5
na angela79at
10
T1
na Hellvis
65
T3
na yesistasty
76
T4
Cliches aren't a good thing in themselves. That's why slashers kinda suck in the first place.
na mattnawrocki
75
T6
na sebby
65
T5
na mightysparks
80
T10
na cosmic_bus
60
T4
na Killfast37
88
T10
na blucthulhu
60
T4
na kangadoodoo
65
T7
na theshmo
85
T8
Wow. I haven't been this impressed by an actor in years. N. Baesel delivers in the movie as a comical and horrifying killer. One second I was laughing and the next shocked by the speed at which he turned and became a monster. There is nothing better than a lovable villain in a movie and Vernon is the new standard. Early on you get a comical view of a slasher movie from the point of view from the slasher. But then as the film progresses it turns scary and ends with a great twist. Watch this movie
na bat-cow
79
T7
na glm
72
T5
71.750
na DocBrowne
90
T9
na Squin
93
T10
na shok
2
T6
na sealer
80
T8
na manwich
80
T7
na mayabelle
0
T6
na Nodscene
75
T5
na ECSR
9
T9
na Cinema_Asia
60
T4
A bit gimmicky and I wasn't terribly impressed with the actor they chose to be Leslie Vernon. It plays with horror conventions and expectations rather well and works as both satire and an homage however it still felt pretty flat most of the time.
na real8
60
T6
na eangheben
70
T7
na marco_n65
58
T1
na what side
60
T4
na npcdel
88
T10
Fantastic. Funny and (because of the setup) uniquely terrifying. I can't believe this is the lead's first-ever acting gig.
na donquixotic
89
T10
na Jlschnei
75
T4
na yawkcorb
88
T8
na RNG
27
T3
na ZombieBuffet
80
T10
na echidna
85
T5
na jontaylor85
80
T8
na bluetin
90
T5
the whole documentry feel to the movie was kinda annoying at first but i ended up liking it. i like how the movie was written. its like they actually thought about it instead of giving you something that was just thrown up, for example: captivity.
na CatScandal
74
T8
i'm not a big fan of video in film or documentary-style filming, but this is a pretty hilarious deconstruction of slashers. the jabs at psychoanalytic film criticism were spot on and hilarious if you've ever read the types of papers that actually think the closet in Halloween is symbolic of the womb. the third act is a little weak since it's so telegraphed and so (intentionally) cliche, but the film is definitely a must-see for slasher fans.
na Kojiless
84
T10
Good movie. Ending was a little weak, but it does everything else very well. Great casting for the librarian.
na CaptMal
90
T7
na Lindsey24
74
T6
na roigroigroig
70
T5
na tomelce
6
T7
na Lagavulin
71
T5
na ecalder
61
T6
na gonzalo
5
T2
na mr oscar
90
T4
na untrustable
76
T6
A fun deconstruction then reconstruction of the slasher genre.
na Thejaff
60
T2
na wonbin
40
T5
na landpwner
54
T3
na caiman
52
T2
na Supes
77
T8
na brandonpcv
62
T5
na hubies
65
T4
na Iwantham
78
T6
na ribcage
92
T10
na paah
20
T1
na Iamjohn
85
T5
na amccaffrey
83
T9
na tinythedogg
90
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na leviward19
99
T10
na NoSex
75
T6
na pboyle
70
T6
na Cubal
100
T10
Switching from nerdy and fun analysis of the Slasher horror genre to some of the most spine-chilling horror of the year, Behind the Mask: tRoLV is a roaring hit which haven't gotten nearly as much attention as it does deserve, especially considering the cameo by the man who learned us to fear our dreams, Robert Englund. Leslie Vernon is the slasher above all, and he is portrayed most chillingly while still keeping some sympathic sides. Much more to be said, but alas, 500 leters.
na tipkin
56
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na KLucas1983
60
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na e-ball
90
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na clawx
80
T6
na pomattovich
84
T7
na ScoobyCristi
1
T1
na marcovp
80
T5
na Doomsayer
75
T8
na HyphenateMe
79
T9
A pretty cool twist on the slasher genre, even though it becomes a slasher itself.
na panchovilla
90
T10
na Trey1
51
T4
na drchainsaw9
90
T9
na slain
82
T7
na bentien
55
T5
na adouble
85
T8
A really fun little indy movie that unfortunately has a throughly unsatisfying ending. Nathan Baesel is great in the lead role, coming across as so charming and funny it's hard not to like him. The way the movie plays with the genres cliches is a lot of fun, but unfortunately that all flies out the window in the last 20 minutes when the movie becomes a generic slasher flick with no satire in sight.
na capitalist
45
T3
na Bandy
70
T4
na zupmat
60
T3
na Sunsplitter
48
T5
na fact100
36
T2
na Zeno
73
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na kreid
75
T6
na pharaujo
82
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na GoreGalore
75
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na Zen Lunatic
78
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na Seth FLC
78
T6
na p00q
100
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na filmaffinity
60
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na slashergirl
50
T5
Strange
na Jeb
75
T6
na sahume2029
87
T9
na Onix Verumi
80
T7
na Rocketlucco
70
T7
Overall Enjoyment: 30/40, Plot/Themes: 20/20, Cinematography/Direction: 10/20, Acting/Writing: 10/20 Very clever, original, and hilarious movie if you are a fan of the horror movie genre. I don't want to ruin any of the plot, but it was well done and enjoyable the entire time. It's also relatively short which makes it very re-watchable.
na lyrradsemaj
42
T2
na FullCollapse
92
T10
na stoner38
82
T7
na priex10
0
T2
na JudgeX
50
T3
na wcsae
89
T9
na calinki
80
T7
na revolverjgw
84
T10
na JennSicu79
76
T7
na goldman2
78
T9
na loserville
83
T9
na adidawha
80
T8
na Ressa
95
T6
na JohnnyZombie
88
T8
na madiso
65
T8
na vencha
88
T8
na tuffghost
69
T7
na Matthulhu
85
T7
na imajericho
62
T3
na thefog1331
81
T5
na blinkyinkey
65
T4
na kingofjew
72
T4
na jimmyjazz
70
T5
na RetinaScan
60
T3
na Dustyd
70
T7
na imdb
70
T8
na 8raz
47
T3
na gulnur
55
T1
na deathtoyou
87
T6
na cengizhan
86
T8
na decathect
4
T8
na YourNameHere
80
T2
Film makers follow a serial killer. Funny, and sort of scary at time. Doesn't take itself too seriously.
na Barraoc
80
T9
na CinematicESP
85
T7
A great deconstruction of the slasher film. Very clever structure. Nathan Baesel deserves to become a star.
na Eignarom
85
T9
na kevin.sheets
65
T2
na knyttelol
10
T1
na ForrestQ
50
T2
na schizotoast
80
T7
na MentalCritic
75
T8
na Averman004
75
T6
na seventwelve
85
T8
na demirtas
3
T6
na furious113
69
T6
na NanashiKairi
40
T2
na Cheeseduck
10
T10
na sacrilicious
0
T1
na cbogdan
90
T8
na www.com.br
74
T8
na trung_
95
T8
na KeanuGrieves
8
T7
na TripleSH
90
T10
See this movie if you haven't. It will make you realize that all the hype they gave to Kevin Williamson for deconstructing the horror genre with the dialogue in Scream is undeserved...because this is what should have been done. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
na JohnnyHarker
7
T7
na JimmyLeresky
70
T5
na Miche\'
60
T6
na bbates2
1
T2
na rikolai
60
T6
na tef
85
T8
Horror movies never work for me because what is considered scary holds no terrors for me. This movie, by virtue of its humor and satirical intent, is satisfying and good.
na hoolie
50
T2
na RavynLoony
62
T7
na snakeinabox
6
T5
na Swinger
70
T7
na BGJ
20
T3
na stubar
69
T3
na IchBinFrei
73
T5
na paghat
80
T7
na mertagabey
67
T7
na ezpkns34
22
T1
Didn't really watch it, but I could tell from the opening 10 minutes that it just wasn't gonna be for me. Definitely will be a hit or miss movie for people
na Carpetgiant
96
T10
na louloubunny
68
T6
na stanthecaddy
84
T8
A very fun movie that deconstructs slasher films. As that's the case, your enjoyment may be dependent on how familiar you are with the genre and its conceits. The cast does well all around, though special props go to Nathan Baesel for managing to be both an oddly genial goofball and very sinister- often in the same scene. The conceit of the movie- existence in a world where Freddy, Michael, and Jason are real- is clever, and the nods to their franchises are fun to search for. A great movie.
na Riptide0
84
T8
An awesome slasher deconstruction film, and the best in a solid decade, in the form of a mockumentry following a would-be slasher villain. There's numerous nods and the way he goes about setting up his kills is great and plays on the entire slasher genre. This is definitely a movie for the fans of Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm St and Halloween. The switch from mockumentary to slasher at the end is cool too, since the film had been teasing us the whole way. Awesome horror flick.
na xyilythingre
90
T6
na janvanaa
58
T1
na sstrack
89
T7
na Ofterdingen
57
T5
Good fun until the final 1/3 where it turns Into just another (bad) slasher movie.
na jbyn
78
T7
na Bacchanalian
78
T7
na MadMan
90
T7
na Coheed
30
T1
Taking its page from Man Bites Dog, this attempts to deconstruct the slasher film by following the serial killer himself. In attempting to bring together all the clichés of the sub-genre into a realistic world, the film undermines itself because they can be exceptionally silly out of their normal context. A far better film would have embraced the artificiality, but this, despite one or two interesting moments, really doesn't exceed and pales in comparison to the Belgium predecessor.
na albino_rhino
92
T10
na CRAYON
55
T2
Everything in this movie felt forced. The lead actor annoyed me because it's like he was told "be likable", and he tried his damnedest. The best part was when the movie was setting up the murders, but if I had never seen a slasher movie it wouldn't have been nearly as funny. The last third is just bad. I was watching because of the slasher deconstruction, I had no interest in actually watching a shitty slasher. Also, if you don't see the twist a mile away then you weren't paying attention.
na itschinatown
88
T7
na Italo
1
T6
na Positive Jon
80
T6
na vmboudreau
65
T8
na jjack229
74
T9
na Caleb Juice
80
T7
na sirphibes
55
T2
na thecynic
79
T8
na Crazy Jack
75
T7
na rorybhoy1888
78
T2
na Gladstone
8
T10
na 1strong
66
T7
na Bruce
50
T4
na TroyAnderson
89
T10
na Barkinson
65
T8
na princemuchao
79
T7
This is a bit late to the self-aware horror game, but I enjoyed it anyway. For the first half I was convinced that it was going to be a full-fledged horror-comedy, but things get darker toward the end. Although I expected it to play out as it did, the tone change was handled very well. This is a movie with lots of rewatchability.
na matthewreddy
88
T5
na MoonSylver
10
T9
na kurisu1974
65
T6
na bribrihate
70
T4
na fenixdown
72
T5
Entertaining mockumentary about horror tropes and audience participation.
na Paxton
84
T9
In dissecting the slasher genre, they breath new life into both the slasher and the documentary method of telling a story. Leslie Vernon is immediately affable, I rooted for him right until I realized he was watching me watch the movie and he knew my every move.
na ablaze
69
T4
na hondo11008
80
T6
na Huychu
88
T7
na moeru
80
T7
na IMDb-byvotes
69
T5
na joseywales
81
T9
The best thing to happen to the horror/slasher genre in years.
na KagnuS
54
T2
na JohnSandwich
40
T2
found it rather dull tbh
na ticklemonstr
75
T5
na Spunkie
60
T7
Playing on the line of mockumentary, this is a clever discourse of teen-slashers which I have little interest in. Reverse engineering main absurdities of slashers is nicely done, but psychological confessions of Leslie sometimes get out of the limit; "closet represents the womb".
na aquila
40
T2
na aciddtripp
30
T1
na rickyafraid
84
T8
na FrankBooth
60
T2
na donofthedead
55
T3
na mellowthello
75
T7
na poltergeist
65
T6
na Shades.
73
T2
na onegin3000
85
T8
na killersmalls
70
T4
na TaLeNDiL
8
T1
na MichaelMalan
93
T7
na DanseMacabre
90
T10
na filmcave
68
T4
na CMQuinn
10
T10
na eksero
82
T7
na krakow056
70
T9
na Treeship
79
T8
na willow
74
T7
na sgdrew
70
T8
na northerain
75
T7
na nandorizzi
20
T2
Bad movie, great disappointment. It fails as a satire, and as a horror movie it fails. Because of the horrible actings and complete lack of sense, could only be considered just a comedy. But this deconstruction of slasher movies that too was not so original or funny.
na thirdeye89
81
T4
na Meta Critic
66
T7
na Fantastika
92
T8
na MrHallenbeck
76
T5
na whitejeft
78
T5
na Cronos
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