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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 seventwelve
85
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na rhinderman
86
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na kurisu1974
65
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na capitalist
45
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na loimprevisto
98
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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 Nodscene
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na eksero
82
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na Gladstone
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na kakivsjok
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na komois
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na kangadoodoo
65
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na JohnnyHarker
7
T7
na soybomb42
87
T8
na ssczus
45
T2
na Eignarom
85
T9
na JudgeX
50
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na ooh waffles
7
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na rickyafraid
84
T8
na zupmat
60
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na willow
74
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na slain
82
T7
na matthewreddy
88
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na jspidah
9
T1
na panchovilla
90
T10
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 paah
20
T1
na donofthedead
55
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na jjack229
74
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na jonas01radio
80
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na Daveski
87
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na NoSex
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na donquixotic
89
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na roger1
90
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na manwich
80
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na kez
77
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na priex10
0
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na marcovp
80
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na clawx
80
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na Thejaff
60
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 pharaujo
82
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na AAAutin
50
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na decathect
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na Iwantham
78
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na vencha
88
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na Caleb Juice
80
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na Cronos
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na thecynic
79
T8
na AdeBrown
90
T9
This film takes the post-modern horror comedy of Scream and makes it funnier AND more horrific. A slasher film from the POV of the slasher may not be unique, but how about if that POV is expressed on camera to a documentary crew? Some excellent nods to the classics (and the less than classic) of the genre.
na KagnuS
54
T2
na labballin24
73
T7
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 Hellvis
65
T3
na cbogdan
90
T8
na thefriedone
80
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 sebby
65
T5
na blinkyinkey
65
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na BGJ
20
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na caiman
52
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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 Italo
1
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na JohnSandwich
40
T2
found it rather dull tbh
na cosmic_bus
60
T4
na TaLeNDiL
8
T1
na aciddtripp
30
T1
na HyphenateMe
79
T9
A pretty cool twist on the slasher genre, even though it becomes a slasher itself.
na fenixdown
72
T5
Entertaining mockumentary about horror tropes and audience participation.
na gulnur
55
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na Scarface
80
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na deathtoyou
87
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na gonzalo
5
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na kingofjew
72
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na Treeship
79
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na Kojiless
84
T10
Good movie. Ending was a little weak, but it does everything else very well. Great casting for the librarian.
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 CaptMal
90
T7
na mundy767
87
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na uniform
62
T6
na Cheeseduck
10
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na 7akash
85
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na v_koly
7
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na JohnnyZombie
88
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na revolverjgw
84
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na KMcNeil
8
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na LB94
81
T8
na Onix Verumi
80
T7
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 Supes
77
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na Euronymous
60
T5
na SDPlissken
18
T2
na JimmyLeresky
70
T5
na trung_
95
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na Grouchy
82
T6
na Clopinette
50
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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 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 MentalCritic
75
T8
na imdb
70
T8
na Squin
93
T10
na filmcave
68
T4
na itschinatown
88
T7
na trip9
85
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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 jimmyjazz
70
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na tipkin
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na redfrost
60
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na thirdeye89
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na kevin.sheets
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na liuk
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Strange
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na glm
72
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71.750
na Huychu
88
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na Gordon Cole
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na Killfast37
88
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na sahume2029
87
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na ChrisReynold
58
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65
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84
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75
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75
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80
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40
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54
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na envy
40
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0
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83
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80
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69
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na pboyle
70
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na mr oscar
95
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na MichaelMalan
93
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na kreid
75
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na p00q
100
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na gogokain
70
T8
Surprisingly entertaining.
na balbobin
80
T6
na LazyNinja
65
T6
na ladymcdeath
87
T9
Fun and clever.
na janvanaa
58
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na MadMan
90
T7
na brianrobot
4
T7
na bbates2
1
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na calinki
80
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na KLucas1983
60
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na ecalder
61
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na bob thrillin
45
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na tuffghost
69
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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 CinematicESP
85
T7
A great deconstruction of the slasher film. Very clever structure. Nathan Baesel deserves to become a star.
na korbenPL
62
T9
na sstrack
89
T7
na tomelce
6
T7
na joseywales
81
T9
The best thing to happen to the horror/slasher genre in years.
na Barraoc
80
T9
na mellowthello
75
T7
na Sunsplitter
48
T5
na heathcliff
49
T3
na M.Robitussin
85
T5
na jewellrunner
64
T4
na hellboy76
68
T7
Well made, clever, only soft spot is some of the acting.
na northerain
75
T7
na arcadia
82
T3
na unusuall
74
T7
na FreddieQuell
66
T5
na Mattsdmf
70
T5
na sprinkles23
98
T10
na ferked
88
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na TroyAnderson
89
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na yawkcorb
88
T8
na JennSicu79
76
T7
na Zen Lunatic
78
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na 1strong
66
T7
na whitejeft
78
T5
na poltergeist
65
T6
na albino_rhino
92
T10
na bogdan
100
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 Iamjohn
85
T5
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 bearjazz
90
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na thefog1331
81
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na FullCollapse
92
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na hoolie
50
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na paghat
80
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na bribrihate
70
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na krakow056
70
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na dddddd1225
60
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85
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na real8
60
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65
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60
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na Gauntlet
60
T3
na lebnof
77
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na Doomsayer
75
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na magikid
85
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na hehheh
3
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na killersmalls
70
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na SickForay
75
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na wcsae
89
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na AceySaid10%
60
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na Serie 9
70
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na mathiasa
70
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na Miche\'
60
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na Jeb
75
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na Exidor
60
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na furious113
69
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na louloubunny
68
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na ZombieBuffet
80
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na knyttelol
10
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na JMBosch
82
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na schizotoast
80
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na amccaffrey
83
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na loserville
83
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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 hubies
65
T4
na Beageal
76
T6
na pillowpants
94
T10
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 Zygrunte
70
T7
na YourNameHere
80
T2
Film makers follow a serial killer. Funny, and sort of scary at time. Doesn't take itself too seriously.
na ribcage
92
T10
na CMQuinn
10
T10
na Bruce
50
T4
na lyrradsemaj
42
T2
na jontaylor85
80
T8
na xyilythingre
90
T6
na EvilShoe
50
T3
na goldman2
78
T9
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 adidawha
80
T8
na Hölle
73
T4
na Jyan
91
T9
na mattnawrocki
75
T6
na Vandelay1
87
T10
Very Nice
na BloodandBeer
90
T10
na jcortez702
88
T8
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