The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

British Horror 'Whispers' Continues to Scare Up U.S. Audiences The Best Retro Horror Games The 12th Annual Salt City Horror Fest Returns to New York this April Death By Sport: Surprise Sporting Goods That Kill
Craig Rees and Keeley Hazell Haunted in 'Whispers' - OUT 21 March The Devil is Real as New 'Holy Terror' Trailer Makes its Debut Horror-on-Sea 2017: Seaside Horror Warms up Winter Twisted Love Triangle Campaign 'Nicole, her Ex & the Killer' Kicks Off

T-Shirt & Poster Giveaway for James Gunn's THE BELKO EXPERIMENT!
T-Shirt & Poster Giveaway for James Gunn's THE BELKO EXPERIMENT!
WIN Stake Land II on DVD
WIN Stake Land II on DVD
WIN The Axe Murders of Villisca
WIN The Axe Murders of Villisca
Win a Copy of the RAW Soundtrack on CD/Vinyl
Win a Copy of the RAW Soundtrack on CD/Vinyl
WIN Shut In on DVD
WIN Shut In on DVD
WIN a Killer Bundle of REALM OF THE DAMNED Goodies
WIN a Killer Bundle of REALM OF THE DAMNED Goodies


Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"The next great psycho horror 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."


Review by
Phil Davies Brown
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 11 June 2007 My Rating: out of 5

 

This is without doubt the most thoroughly enjoyable, intelligent and insightful horror film I have seen in years and it is the most knowingly ironic, self-referential film I have seen since Scream.

The film begins as Taylor Gentry and her documentary film crew meets Leslie Vernon, a fledgling serial killer. The crew follows Leslie as he plans his reign of terror on some high school students, with both insightful and hilarious results. Shifting between DV cam documentary footage and shot on film horror action, Behind the Mask features a wonderful cast of largely unknown talents (with the exception of Robert Englund and Zelda Rubenstein, who all horror fans will know).

I was in awe of the opening scenes as we see locations made infamous by classic horror movies such as Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street (as well as an appearance by Kane Hodder) and was quickly sucked in by Nathan Baeselís portrayal of our titular character. The chemistry between the leads is amazing and the supporting cast are all great too.

The film has a great atmosphere full of fun frolicks and unexpected moments and also has some poetic moments too.

Behind the Mask is one of the best films Iíve seen in years! The film is so clever itís scary and it is quite frankly an outrage that this doesnít have a wide theatrical release. I do however understand that only a select audience (hardcore horror fans) will get it, so can understand why it has a limited release.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Behind the Mask is the most original horror film I have seen in the past decade. See it now!




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

Life Movie Review

Life

Whispers Movie Review

Whispers

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Movie Review

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A

Suspiria Movie Review

Suspiria

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

Disaster L.A. Movie Review

Disaster L.A.

Horrors of the Black Museum Movie Review

Horrors of the Black Museum

Visions Movie Review

Visions

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

Holidays Movie Review

Holidays

Demonic Movie Review

Demonic

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

T-Shirt & Poster Giveaway for James Gunn's THE BELKO EXPERIMENT! WIN Stake Land II on DVD
WIN The Axe Murders of Villisca Win a Copy of the RAW Soundtrack on CD/Vinyl
WIN Shut In on DVD WIN a Killer Bundle of REALM OF THE DAMNED Goodies
WIN My Father Die on DVD WIN The Beaster Bunny on DVD
WIN a copy of ANTIBIRTH on DVD WIN Fright Night on Blu-ray
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley







Vampires.com Werewolves.com