12. Movie Title: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

Behind the Mask The Rise of Leslie Vernon


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.

As I’m watching “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon”, I’m thinking; “this film is …different”. At least, different from your average documentary and slasher film. Leslie Vernon is one strange character. Come to think of it…they all (serial killers) are strange characters. So, I guess…if you think in that aspect, this guy will seem “normal to you”. No, I’m lying. He is one strange character.

Fun Fact: “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon” has iterations to other slasher films:

Kane Hodder is walking into 1428 Elm Street. The same address that Nancy occupied in the original “Nightmare on Elm Street”.

In the scene when Leslie first takes Taylor and crew to meet Eugene and his wife. The car parked in Eugene’s driveway is the same color, make and model as the car in the original “The Evil Dead” .

In the beginning, Taylor is standing in front of the Red Rabbit Pub. This is a reference to the Red Rabbit matchbook found by Dr. Loomis in the original “Halloween”.

In the scene where  Taylor interviews Eugene and his wife for the first time. A Lament Configuration puzzle box from “Hellraiser” can  sits on a table.



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