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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 slashergirl
50
T5
Strange
na filmcave
68
T4
na joseywales
81
T9
The best thing to happen to the horror/slasher genre in years.
na Serie 9
70
T4
na what side
60
T4
na Iamjohn
85
T5
na hubies
65
T4
na mjcarruthers
85
T8
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 www.com.br
74
T8
na ecalder
61
T6
na blinkyinkey
65
T4
na lyrradsemaj
42
T2
na MadMan
90
T7
na cengizhan
86
T8
na jimmyjazz
70
T5
na TaLeNDiL
8
T1
na Onix Verumi
80
T7
na mertagabey
67
T7
na kreid
75
T6
na envy
40
T2
na v_koly
7
T5
na angela79at
10
T1
na lebnof
85
T10
na sacrilicious
0
T1
na Crazy Jack
75
T7
na rickyafraid
84
T8
na ladymcdeath
87
T9
Fun and clever.
na FreddieQuell
66
T5
na RetinaScan
60
T3
na IchBinFrei
73
T5
na onegin3000
85
T8
na bentien
55
T5
na sgdrew
70
T8
na jonas01radio
80
T6
na loimprevisto
98
T9
na gonzalo
5
T2
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 Littlepip
65
T4
na Killfast37
88
T10
na Dustyd
70
T7
na fenixdown
72
T5
Entertaining mockumentary about horror tropes and audience participation.
na imajericho
62
T3
na eangheben
70
T7
na Exidor
60
T3
na JohnnyZombie
88
T8
na GentlemanRC
51
T4
na rhinderman
86
T8
na soybomb42
87
T8
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. It’s a shame, really.
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 echidna
85
T5
na louloubunny
68
T6
na tipkin
56
T3
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 tinythedogg
90
T10
na Jyan
91
T9
na kevin.sheets
65
T2
na Nodscene
75
T5
na calinki
80
T7
na brandonpcv
62
T5
na ZombieBuffet
80
T10
na fact100
36
T2
na whitejeft
78
T5
na KLucas1983
60
T5
na kakivsjok
80
T7
na SDPlissken
18
T2
na thefog1331
81
T5
na Jerky
60
T8
na Hamido
70
T6
na jbyn
78
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 Miche\'
60
T6
na avgcrtckr
62
T7
na soia1979
60
T6
na MoonSylver
10
T9
na sh4dow
80
T6
na bearjazz
90
T9
na mundy767
87
T9
na Averman004
75
T6
na Sheldrake
60
T6
na TroyAnderson
89
T10
na killersmalls
70
T4
na roigroigroig
70
T5
na VorpalSmiles
85
T8
Very clever concept, I really liked this one.
na Jlschnei
75
T4
na Gordon Cole
66
T5
na yesistasty
76
T4
Cliches aren't a good thing in themselves. That's why slashers kinda suck in the first place.
na Lonewolf2003
80
T7
na sprinkles23
98
T10
na pillowpants
94
T10
na Supes
77
T8
na paghat
80
T7
na hellboy76
68
T7
Well made, clever, only soft spot is some of the acting.
na madiso
65
T8
na donquixotic
89
T10
na JudgeX
50
T3
na 7akash
85
T8
na cosmic_bus
60
T4
na Jeb
75
T6
na ECSR
9
T9
na Bandy
70
T4
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 albino_rhino
92
T10
na sirphibes
55
T2
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 Huychu
88
T7
na stubar
69
T3
na ForrestQ
50
T2
na cthululaw
83
T8
na furious113
69
T6
na glm
72
T5
71.750
na ablaze
69
T4
na pomattovich
84
T7
na clawx
80
T6
na Thejaff
60
T2
na MichaelMalan
93
T7
na demirtas
3
T6
na mattnawrocki
75
T6
na Bacchanalian
78
T7
na sahume2029
87
T9
na schizotoast
80
T7
na mr oscar
90
T4
na amccaffrey
83
T9
na JohnnyHarker
7
T7
na hehheh
3
T6
na sealer
80
T8
na Beageal
76
T6
na Euronymous
60
T5
na ooh waffles
7
T7
na sebby
65
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 AAAutin
50
T6
na caiman
52
T2
na Kojiless
84
T10
Good movie. Ending was a little weak, but it does everything else very well. Great casting for the librarian.
na Grouchy
82
T6
na bogdan
100
T10
na matthewreddy
88
T5
na kurisu1974
65
T6
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 untrustable
76
T6
A fun deconstruction then reconstruction of the slasher genre.
na kez
77
T9
na tomelce
6
T7
na thirdeye89
81
T4
na gulnur
55
T1
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 CinematicESP
85
T7
A great deconstruction of the slasher film. Very clever structure. Nathan Baesel deserves to become a star.
na Barraoc
80
T9
na rikolai
60
T6
na Mattsdmf
70
T5
na kingofjew
72
T4
na thefriedone
80
T7
na adidawha
80
T8
na FullCollapse
92
T10
na ferked
88
T9
na jcortez702
88
T8
na Prismatic
52
T1
na AceySaid10%
60
T1
na landpwner
54
T3
na e-ball
90
T10
na stoner38
82
T7
na wizard81
66
T3
na janvanaa
58
T1
na 1strong
66
T7
na revolverjgw
84
T10
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 Lindsey24
74
T6
na Zen Lunatic
78
T6
na yawkcorb
88
T8
na EvilShoe
50
T3
na jewellrunner
64
T4
na HyphenateMe
79
T9
A pretty cool twist on the slasher genre, even though it becomes a slasher itself.
na Cheeseduck
10
T10
na JMBosch
82
T7
na Doomsayer
75
T8
na labballin24
73
T7
na ticklemonstr
75
T5
na Daveski
87
T7
na arcadia
82
T3
na bat-cow
79
T7
na mdoehler
100
T6
na Scarface
80
T9
na snakeinabox
6
T5
na deadbydawn
70
T3
na Ofterdingen
57
T5
Good fun until the final 1/3 where it turns Into just another (bad) slasher movie.
na heathcliff
49
T3
na DocBrowne
90
T9
na CMQuinn
10
T10
na unusuall
74
T7
na Ressa
95
T6
na Hellvis
65
T3
na JennSicu79
76
T7
na sweevo
95
T10
na slain
82
T7
na DanseMacabre
90
T10
na gabehabash
90
T9
na RavynLoony
62
T7
na hondo11008
80
T6
na northerain
75
T7
na NanashiKairi
40
T2
na FrankBooth
60
T2
na knyttelol
10
T1
na blucthulhu
60
T4
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 marco_n65
58
T1
na Matthulhu
85
T7
na sebfryer
75
T8
na pharaujo
82
T7
na mayabelle
0
T6
na sstrack
89
T7
na luciusgore
30
T5
"A rather funny "Scream"-like cross between a mockumentary and a direct-to-video slasher movie."
na Meta Critic
66
T7
na deathtoyou
87
T6
na Caleb Juice
80
T7
na paah
20
T1
na poltergeist
65
T6
na ribcage
92
T10
na bob thrillin
45
T3
na real8
60
T6
na panchovilla
90
T10
na itschinatown
88
T7
na pboyle
70
T6
na vencha
88
T8
na thecynic
79
T8
na Fantastika
92
T8
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 Vandelay1
87
T10
Very Nice
na dgeiser13
1
T6
na cbogdan
90
T8
na vmboudreau
65
T8
na imdb
70
T8
na zupmat
60
T3
na Squin
93
T10
na shok
2
T6
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 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 LB94
81
T8
na GoreGalore
75
T8
na jhmee8
33
T1
na jjack229
74
T9
na YourNameHere
80
T2
Film makers follow a serial killer. Funny, and sort of scary at time. Doesn't take itself too seriously.
na MrHallenbeck
76
T5
na Gauntlet
60
T3
na drchainsaw9
90
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 wonbin
40
T5
na Swinger
70
T7
na komois
70
T5
na ScoobyCristi
1
T1
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.
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