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

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  13 October 2006 (USA)
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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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Stoned Guy
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Virgin Girl
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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Máscara do Terror  »

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

At the beginning Taylor is standing in front of the Red Rabbit Pub. This is reference to the Red Rabbit matchbook found by Dr. Loomis in Halloween (1978). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

The Credits say "Only one animal was killed during production" as a spoof of the normal practice of saying that no animals were killed during production. See more »

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References Halloween: Resurrection (2002) See more »

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Psycho Killer
Written by David Byrne, Christopher Frantz, and Martina Weymouth
Performed by The Talking Heads
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truly inspired master work
24 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

It's not often that a recent horror movie blows me away in this day and age. this film is a wonderfully violent, yet humorous retrospect of the good old slashers from the 70's and 80's. at times the surrealism of the story is misplaced, but eventually you'll be absorbed into the story. i found the film making to be quite intriguing as the documentary feel suddenly changes to a real slasher film (felt kind of like a backwards cannibal holocaust) if you are a fan of slashers, you'll enjoy the humor with more understanding. the film found a perfect balance of reality, plot development, humor and atmosphere. truly a loving and well thought out character piece and genre piece.had a good twist as well!


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