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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 tipkin
56
T3
na jonnykuda
96
T10
na JohnSandwich
40
T2
found it rather dull tbh
na M.Robitussin
85
T5
na priex10
0
T2
na jimmyjazz
70
T5
na cbogdan
90
T8
na 8raz
47
T3
na Barraoc
80
T9
na Matthulhu
85
T7
na Marter
60
T6
Behind the Mask is a smart, witty, and terribly funny deconstruction of the slasher genre. It has an entry barrier -- if you haven't seen at least a few slasher films and you understand their conventions, you're going to miss a lot of the fun of this film -- but if you reach that and you enjoy this genre, you're going to have a good time. It's a lot more enjoyable in its first hour, before it transitions into the genre it's satirizing, but it's still well worth checking out.
na Barkinson
65
T8
na soia1979
60
T6
na Hadleyreis
68
T6
na cranky
60
T5
na bbates2
1
T2
na louloubunny
68
T6
na Hellvis
65
T3
na cthululaw
83
T8
na deadbydawn
70
T3
na Miche\'
60
T6
na sgdrew
70
T8
na manwich
80
T7
na sirphibes
55
T2
na blucthulhu
60
T4
na pharaujo
82
T7
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 balbobin
80
T6
na thefog1331
81
T5
na itschinatown
88
T7
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 YourNameHere
80
T2
Film makers follow a serial killer. Funny, and sort of scary at time. Doesn't take itself too seriously.
na slashergirl
50
T5
Strange
na MentalCritic
75
T8
na whitejeft
78
T5
na mellowthello
75
T7
na filmaffinity
60
T5
na Squin
93
T10
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 imdb
70
T8
na Carpetgiant
96
T10
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 knyttelol
10
T1
na ribcage
92
T10
na autumnbreeze
87
T10
na landpwner
54
T3
na adidawha
80
T8
na mdoehler
100
T6
na mayabelle
0
T6
na hondo11008
80
T6
na v_koly
7
T5
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 sebfryer
75
T8
na gabehabash
90
T9
na jonas01radio
80
T6
na sacrilicious
0
T1
na Lindsey24
74
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 Prismatic
52
T1
na hellboy76
68
T7
Well made, clever, only soft spot is some of the acting.
na Positive Jon
80
T6
na EvilShoe
50
T3
na schizotoast
80
T7
na GoreGalore
75
T8
na pillowpants
94
T10
na jewellrunner
64
T4
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 mightysparks
80
T10
na loserville
83
T9
na Gordon Cole
66
T5
na MadMan
90
T7
na jcortez702
88
T8
na dddddd1225
60
T3
na ladymcdeath
87
T9
Fun and clever.
na mundy767
87
T9
na kreid
75
T6
na loimprevisto
98
T9
na tinythedogg
90
T10
na Jeb
75
T6
na Jlschnei
75
T4
na echidna
85
T5
na Kojiless
84
T10
Good movie. Ending was a little weak, but it does everything else very well. Great casting for the librarian.
na rikolai
60
T6
na Meta Critic
66
T7
na sweevo
95
T10
na JudgeX
50
T3
na Bandy
70
T4
na ECSR
9
T9
na AceySaid10%
60
T1
na killersmalls
70
T4
na wonbin
40
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na SDPlissken
18
T2
na KeanuGrieves
8
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na IMDb-byvotes
69
T5
na mattnawrocki
75
T6
na MichaelMalan
93
T7
na FrankBooth
60
T2
na eangheben
70
T7
na jspidah
9
T1
na fenixdown
72
T5
Entertaining mockumentary about horror tropes and audience participation.
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 jhmee8
33
T1
na Eignarom
85
T9
na gonzalo
5
T2
na bribrihate
70
T4
na MrHallenbeck
76
T6
na JohnnyHarker
7
T7
na Sunsplitter
48
T5
na drchainsaw9
90
T9
na JohnnyZombie
88
T8
na getmoney
79
T6
It's weird enough to be 100% worth watching but it's not as groundbreaking as it wants to be.
na rhinderman
86
T8
na Seth FLC
78
T6
na gogokain
70
T8
Surprisingly entertaining.
na NanashiKairi
40
T2
na panchovilla
90
T10
na snakeinabox
6
T5
na heathcliff
49
T3
na LB94
81
T8
na FullCollapse
92
T10
na kingofjew
72
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na Euronymous
60
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na KMcNeil
8
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na kevin.sheets
65
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na ablaze
69
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na NoSex
75
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na Iwantham
78
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na Mattsdmf
70
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na Exidor
60
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na LazyNinja
65
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na hoolie
50
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na Littlepip
65
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na sstrack
89
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na stagemadness
85
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na hubies
65
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na Supes
77
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na p00q
100
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na BGJ
20
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na pomattovich
84
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na vencha
88
T8
na aquila
40
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na HalfJapanese
55
T2
See Man Bites Dog instead. It's decent for what it is, and probably more than decent if you're a fan of the slasher genre (I'm not).
na Zygrunte
70
T7
na Bruce
50
T4
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 spideyman99
86
T8
na calinki
80
T7
na McCorpse
68
T3
it was a cool idea, kind of like a both cabin in the woods and man bites dog, how it deconstructs what makes a horror movie and both mocks and becomes one at the same time. pretty well done
na SlantMag
15
T3
"For all of its lame distastefulness, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a sadly appropriate reflection of its time." - Rob Humanick
na northerain
75
T7
na IchBinFrei
73
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na Shades.
73
T2
na FreddieQuell
66
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na kurisu1974
65
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na wcsae
89
T9
na mjcarruthers
85
T8
na ericcosta
75
T8
na tuffghost
69
T7
na PeterdeJ
60
T3
na Lagavulin
71
T5
na brianrobot
4
T7
na Fantastika
92
T8
na Beageal
76
T6
na ForrestQ
50
T2
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 lyrradsemaj
42
T2
na TaLeNDiL
8
T1
na marcovp
80
T5
na redfrost
60
T6
na moeru
80
T7
na Huychu
88
T7
na hehheh
3
T6
na stoner38
82
T7
na Goatcabin
85
T5
Incredibly fun and clever, especially to those who enjoy the slasher genre. It is a crime that the lead actor has not seen more success.
na kakivsjok
80
T7
na SickForay
75
T7
na matthewreddy
88
T5
na Cronos
80
T9
na TroyAnderson
89
T10
na DanseMacabre
90
T10
na sebby
65
T5
na ChrisReynold
58
T4
na ticklemonstr
75
T5
na goldman2
78
T9
na paah
20
T1
na roger1
90
T8
na www.com.br
74
T8
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 tomelce
6
T7
na thirdeye89
81
T4
na Clopinette
50
T2
The first two thirds or so are amazing, there are no words for how much I loved it. Then they drop the mockumentary angle and the whole thing goes to hell. And no, "it's for the satire!" is not an excuse. You do not satirize crappy half-assed slasher endings by making one yourself. The hamfisted climax severely cuts down the rating because I am so sick of hamfisted climaxes ruining perfectly good set-ups.
na Ressa
95
T6
na Bacchanalian
78
T7
na Killfast37
88
T10
na thefriedone
80
T7
na jontaylor85
80
T8
na Scarface
80
T9
na real8
60
T6
na cosmic_bus
60
T4
na brandonpcv
62
T5
na madiso
65
T8
na CaptMal
90
T7
na aciddtripp
30
T1
na envy
40
T2
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 mertagabey
67
T7
na mathiasa
70
T8
na CinematicESP
85
T7
A great deconstruction of the slasher film. Very clever structure. Nathan Baesel deserves to become a star.
na trip9
85
T10
na avgcrtckr
62
T7
na sprinkles23
98
T10
na kangadoodoo
65
T7
na caiman
52
T2
na blinkyinkey
65
T4
na ssczus
45
T2
na jjack229
74
T9
na 7akash
85
T8
na ecalder
61
T6
na Vandelay1
87
T10
Very Nice
na Hamido
70
T6
na damil
65
T6
This film had a pretty cool concept, but the execution of it was far from perfect. It started off pretty well, especially for a low-budget, independent film. However, the 3rd act was pretty lame and kinda ruined all the good stuff that preceded it. A lot of the acting was pretty poor too. Itís a shame, really.
na furious113
69
T6
na labballin24
73
T7
na rickyafraid
84
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na demirtas
3
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na Gauntlet
60
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na e-ball
90
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na imajericho
62
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na what side
60
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na slain
82
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na JimmyLeresky
70
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na RetinaScan
60
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na wizard81
66
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na seventwelve
85
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na Tez Dog NZ
72
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na deathtoyou
87
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na unusuall
74
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na bearjazz
90
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na amccaffrey
83
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na Jyan
91
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na marco_n65
58
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na JennSicu79
76
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na Doomsayer
75
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na Naeramarth
75
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na cengizhan
86
T8
na Italo
1
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na BloodandBeer
90
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na JMBosch
82
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na RNG
27
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na Crazy Jack
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