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At its best, Behind the Mask offers some, um, cutting insights about mass-media blood lust and the cult of the serial killer, and in Baesel, who is by turns charming, manic and thoroughly scary, it has a gifted young actor who clearly relishes a role he can sink his pitchfork into. Read full review
Fortunately, the filmmakers have quite a few clever tricks up their sleeves, bringing us a smart, refreshing an affectionate skewering of a celebrated genre. Read full review
Behind the Mask is original and weirdly delicious, and executed with gory aplomb. Read full review
A twisted little comic gem. Read full review
It's a must for those who like thrills laced with a sense of humor. Read full review
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." Read full review
A poke in the eye of genre convention with a flensing blade and a disarmingly charming razor-blade grin. Read full review
Perhaps too clever for its own good. Read full review
Stieve and Glosserman may yet strike a vein: This thing screams out for a Hollywood remake with, say, writers from "The Simpsons." Read full review
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. Read full review
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