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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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by press release

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


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Rated R for horror violence, language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon  »

Box Office

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$38,500 (USA) (16 March 2007)

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$38,500 (USA) (16 March 2007)
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Trivia

When Leslie is applying his makeup while being interviewed about his target, the song playing in the background is the same as that heard at the end of The Shining (1980), where Jack Torrence appears in the photo: ''Midnight, The Stars and You,'' sung by Al Bowlly with the Ray Noble Orchestra, 1934. See more »

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When Taylor Gentry is running into the apple orchard near the end of the film you can see the set lights at the top of the screen. See more »

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Doug Johnson: But what if he comes at us?
Taylor Gentry: Okay, cool, fine. You guys stand here holding your balls.
Todd Best: She had to make the fucking balls reference.
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The end credits crawl over the video of security camera at the morgue. When they end the final destiny of Leslie Vernon is revealed. See more »

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References The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) See more »

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A gem in the mud I had no idea existed
25 November 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Hard to place this film in category. The best, I think, would be thriller, but this is a very different beast to other movies in the category. It is NOT really a slasher movie, nor a parody of one. It all starts with a young female journalist coming to a small town to report and document the birth of a legendary serial killer myth. The killer explains to her how he chooses his victim, how he plans and sets the stage for the whole sadistic game and how he executes it in his attempt to become the successor of Meyers, Kruger and Vorhees.

In a way, the movie reminded me of Cabin in the Woods with the way it explains elements from most slashers. It's monumentally funny to see a very likable character, all nervous and excited and making tremendous professional effort to be the best in "the business".

Now I can't spoil the movie by telling you too much about the film, but enough to say that I found the main character to be a very promising actor and the film having a high quality that I didn't expect. Not many movies today make the effort to create an ingenious script that uses hints and clues that are left for the viewer to also figure out. This one did.

Too bad the marketing for the movie was not to the level of its quality. I wish I had known about it sooner. I highly recommend it.


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