Saturday, November 27, 2010

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

Director: Scott Glosserman

Starring: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Robert Englund

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Jason, Freddy, Myers. We All Need Someone To Look Up To.

Plot: 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.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Yes!

Where the hell did this come from? WOW! It takes all the conventions of a slasher flick and turns the tables. It takes place in a world where Jason, Freddy, et al are real serial killers. Brilliant. I've seen it twice in the past year. It's funny as shit until that shit hits the fan for the thrid act. Glosserman did a masterful job of making it work smoothly and effectively. And Baesel is fantastic in the role of Leslie Vernon. Chances are you might not have heard of this one. Check it out. This one's great even if horror flicks aren't your favorite.

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