Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Synopsis
The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life.
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
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...
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80

Film Threat

By Eric Campos
Fortunately, the filmmakers have quite a few clever tricks up their sleeves, bringing us a smart, refreshing an affectionate skewering of a...
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80

Los Angeles Times

Behind the Mask is original and weirdly delicious, and executed with gory aplomb.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
A twisted little comic gem.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's a must for those who like thrills laced with a sense of humor.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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."
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
A poke in the eye of genre convention with a flensing blade and a disarmingly charming razor-blade grin.
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Perhaps too clever for its own good.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Stieve and Glosserman may yet strike a vein: This thing screams out for a Hollywood remake with, say, writers from "The Simpsons."
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Most of this is fairly predictable spoofing, and Englund is wasted as a psycho-hunting shrink clearly modeled after Donald Pleasence's...
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it could have been good

By db82
the concept and storyline had potential, but the script was cheesy and predictable...

good

By covenantisanawesomemovie!
i saw this movie and it rocks!...

A Good Time for Fans of Slasher Flicks

By Horror Freak
Anyone whose fave films include the Halloween or Friday the 13th flicks will find much to enjoy in this indie mockumentary about a young guy who dreams of being the next big-name serial killer. While...

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Rated R | For horror violence, language, some sexual content and brief drug use
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Slasher film spoof has some clever twists.
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