The film tells the story of a young man, who decides to follow in the footsteps of his legendary psycho horror slashers, and, ever the self-promoter, invites a documentary filmmaker and her crew to follow him around as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo.
CRITICS OF "Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon"
A rather funny "Scream"-like cross between a mockumentary and a direct-to-video slasher movie, "Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon" is custom-made for horror fans, but it isn't remotely scary and people that aren't already steeped in the lore of t
A deconstructionist horror comedy that owes a debt to Scream and the 1992 Belgian film Man Bites Dog, Mask nevertheless has enough pitch-perfect wit to lay claim to its own patch of postmodern, movie-loving snarkiness.
March 22, 2007
New York Post
The script's laughs are too widely spaced. Even before the plot takes a third-act turn into the land of kill-by-the-numbers slasher movies, the jokes drip when they should be gushing.
March 16, 2007
New York Daily News
If Scott Glosserman's witty slasher spoof had celebrities, it would probably be a success like Scream or Scary Movie. As an indie, it's more apt to be a cult fave. Either way, it's a must for those who like thrills laced with humor.