• Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2007)

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Release Date: March 16th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2007

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Nice, normal-looking Leslie Vernon (Nathan Baesel) has an obsession with movie-style slashers like Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. Leslie decides to follow in the footsteps of his heroes, and, ever the self-promoter, invites a documentary filmmaker (Angela Goethals) and her crew to follow him around as he constructs his own grisly legacy.

Cast: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Robert Englund, Scott Wilson, Zelda Rubinstein, Kate Lang Johnson, Britain Spellings, Ben Pace

Director: Scott Glosserman

Genres: Horror , Comedy , Thriller

Production Co: Code Entertainment

Keywords: Temptation, Rise, 2000s, Murder, Witty, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Most of this is fairly predictable spoofing, and Englund is wasted as a psycho-hunting shrink clearly modeled after Donald Pleasence's character in "Halloween." But there are moments when the proceedings are unsettling and original. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    It's a must for those who like thrills laced with a sense of humor. show more

  • 75
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    The movie's a cheeky, low-budget goof on dice-and-slice horror films, but for all the visible seams, it's a lot cleverer than "Scream." show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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