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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 Sheldrake
60
T6
na krakow056
70
T9
na luciusgore
30
T5
"A rather funny "Scream"-like cross between a mockumentary and a direct-to-video slasher movie."
na tomelce
6
T7
na MrHallenbeck
76
T6
na Jyan
91
T9
na magikid
85
T10
na cthululaw
83
T8
na v_koly
7
T5
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 p00q
100
T10
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 Ofterdingen
57
T5
Good fun until the final 1/3 where it turns Into just another (bad) slasher movie.
na stoner38
82
T7
na bearjazz
90
T9
na fenixdown
72
T5
Entertaining mockumentary about horror tropes and audience participation.
na sahume2029
87
T9
na pboyle
70
T6
na SDPlissken
18
T2
na louloubunny
68
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 KLucas1983
60
T5
na wonbin
40
T5
na mattnawrocki
75
T6
na filmcave
68
T4
na blucthulhu
60
T4
na heathcliff
49
T3
na roger1
90
T8
na Naeramarth
75
T6
na Bandy
70
T4
na JohnnyZombie
88
T8
na RNG
27
T3
na Dustyd
70
T7
na Miche\'
60
T6
na hondo11008
80
T6
na pomattovich
84
T7
na IMDb-byvotes
69
T5
na soia1979
60
T6
na Euronymous
60
T5
na landpwner
54
T3
na EvilShoe
50
T3
na Killfast37
88
T10
na jewellrunner
64
T4
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 cosmic_bus
60
T4
na bogdan
100
T10
na JennSicu79
76
T7
na ChrisReynold
58
T4
na Caleb Juice
80
T7
na 1strong
66
T7
na sirphibes
55
T2
na mdoehler
100
T6
na Jerky
60
T8
na envy
40
T2
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 Lagavulin
71
T5
na xyilythingre
90
T6
na tuffghost
69
T7
na sealer
80
T8
na jcortez702
88
T8
na Jeb
75
T6
na donofthedead
55
T3
na thefriedone
80
T7
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 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 e-ball
90
T10
na adidawha
80
T8
na Crazy Jack
75
T7
na ssczus
45
T2
na marco_n65
58
T1
na TaLeNDiL
8
T1
na vmboudreau
65
T8
na JohnSandwich
40
T2
found it rather dull tbh
na vencha
88
T8
na Averman004
75
T6
na DanseMacabre
90
T10
na eangheben
70
T7
na jspidah
9
T1
na AAAutin
50
T6
na PeterdeJ
60
T3
na bribrihate
70
T4
na NoSex
75
T6
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 CMQuinn
10
T10
na M.Robitussin
85
T5
na imajericho
62
T3
na rhinderman
86
T8
na aciddtripp
30
T1
na matthewreddy
88
T5
na schizotoast
80
T7
na decathect
4
T7
na sweevo
95
T10
na Lindsey24
74
T6
na Eignarom
85
T9
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 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 Daveski
87
T7
na ZombieBuffet
80
T10
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 willow
74
T7
na Italo
1
T6
na Supes
77
T8
na what side
60
T4
na Exidor
60
T3
na loimprevisto
98
T9
na hubies
65
T4
na calinki
80
T7
na fact100
36
T2
na hehheh
3
T6
na eksero
82
T7
na Swinger
70
T7
na hellboy76
68
T7
Well made, clever, only soft spot is some of the acting.
na LazyNinja
65
T6
na soybomb42
87
T8
na Kojiless
84
T10
Good movie. Ending was a little weak, but it does everything else very well. Great casting for the librarian.
na capitalist
45
T3
na clawx
80
T6
na cranky
60
T5
na mellowthello
75
T7
na Gordon Cole
66
T5
na wizard81
66
T3
na echidna
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 Hadleyreis
68
T6
na pillowpants
94
T10
na shok
2
T6
na ablaze
69
T4
na kingofjew
72
T4
na trung_
95
T8
na marcovp
80
T5
na revolverjgw
84
T10
na spideyman99
86
T8
na MoonSylver
10
T9
na arcadia
82
T3
na RavynLoony
62
T7
na poltergeist
65
T6
na YourNameHere
80
T2
Film makers follow a serial killer. Funny, and sort of scary at time. Doesn't take itself too seriously.
na sacrilicious
0
T1
na AceySaid10%
60
T1
na thirdeye89
81
T4
na zupmat
60
T3
na bat-cow
79
T7
na jjack229
74
T9
na ticklemonstr
75
T5
na BloodandBeer
90
T10
na mertagabey
67
T7
na ForrestQ
50
T2
na FullCollapse
92
T10
na jbyn
78
T7
na mundy767
87
T9
na goldman2
78
T9
na jontaylor85
80
T8
na kreid
75
T6
na jhmee8
33
T1
na Doomsayer
75
T8
na ScoobyCristi
1
T1
na CinematicESP
85
T7
A great deconstruction of the slasher film. Very clever structure. Nathan Baesel deserves to become a star.
na glm
72
T5
71.750
na TroyAnderson
89
T10
na Mattsdmf
70
T5
na untrustable
76
T6
A fun deconstruction then reconstruction of the slasher genre.
na Gladstone
8
T10
na panchovilla
90
T10
na Barthalen
69
T5
ScreamMan Bites Dog.
na killersmalls
70
T4
na bentien
55
T5
na dgeiser13
1
T6
na HyphenateMe
79
T9
A pretty cool twist on the slasher genre, even though it becomes a slasher itself.
na pharaujo
82
T7
na mathiasa
70
T8
na imdb
70
T8
na thecynic
79
T8
na dddddd1225
60
T3
na demirtas
3
T6
na wcsae
89
T9
na mightysparks
80
T10
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 Zeno
73
T4
na Tez Dog NZ
72
T4
na Sunsplitter
48
T5
na Prismatic
52
T1
na KeanuGrieves
8
T7
na ericcosta
75
T8
na kurisu1974
65
T6
na NanashiKairi
40
T2
na Barraoc
80
T9
na donquixotic
89
T10
na Thejaff
60
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 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 Littlepip
65
T4
na www.com.br
74
T8
na Cheeseduck
10
T10
na Iamjohn
85
T5
na itschinatown
88
T7
na RetinaScan
60
T3
na roigroigroig
70
T5
na ECSR
9
T9
na lebnof
77
T10
na ooh waffles
7
T7
na Fantastika
92
T8
na Meta Critic
66
T7
na gonzalo
5
T2
na madiso
65
T8
na joseywales
81
T9
The best thing to happen to the horror/slasher genre in years.
na gabehabash
90
T10
na Zen Lunatic
78
T6
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 yesistasty
76
T4
Cliches aren't a good thing in themselves. That's why slashers kinda suck in the first place.
na furious113
69
T6
na jimmyjazz
70
T5
na labballin24
73
T7
na rikolai
60
T6
na Shades.
73
T2
na stubar
69
T3
na sh4dow
80
T6
na JudgeX
50
T3
na JimmyLeresky
70
T5
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 sebby
65
T5
na paghat
80
T7
na autumnbreeze
87
T10
na angela79at
10
T1
na avgcrtckr
62
T7
na jonas01radio
80
T6
na Positive Jon
80
T6
na mayabelle
0
T6
na sgdrew
70
T8
na Barkinson
65
T8
na priex10
0
T2
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 gulnur
55
T1
na Jlschnei
75
T4
na filmaffinity
60
T5
na Vandelay1
87
T10
Very Nice
na amccaffrey
83
T9
na leviward19
99
T10
na snakeinabox
6
T5
na tinythedogg
90
T10
na jonnykuda
96
T10
na slain
82
T7
na Hamido
70
T6
na Ressa
95
T6
na moeru
80
T7
na trip9
85
T10
na MentalCritic
75
T8
na Scarface
80
T9
na janvanaa
58
T1
na cbogdan
90
T8
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