Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

I recently saw Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon for the first time. It's been out for a couple of years, but somehow I overlooked it until now. Fortunately, Tim Seeley corrected this oversight, by suggesting it to me when I got a chance to meet him at last weekend's Wizard World Chicago

The movie follows a film crew making a documentary about a would-be slasher named Leslie Vernon. The world of this movie is littered with the cases of slashers - Jason, Freddie, Michael have all run amok. Leslie idolizes them, wanting to duplicate and expand upon their successes. The film crew is led through his preparations, explaining along the way the various aspects of a successful slasher.

Clearly, the people behind this movie love slashers and slasher movies as much as I do. The ultimate outcome of the movie may be predictable in some ways, but as with many things it's the ride that's more important than the destination.

The acting is surprisingly good which along with a high production value make this movie well worth the time, effort and price of admission.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

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