MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 539 this week

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

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 14,996 users   Metascore: 66/100
Reviews: 122 user | 126 critic | 14 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Favorite Horror Movies

We asked IMDb staffers to provide their favorite horror movies.


Related News

10 Most Overlooked Horror Heroines
| FEARnet
‘Scavengers’ Blu-ray Review
| Blogomatic3000
Top 20 scariest horror movie masks
| Den of Geek

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 04 Sep 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

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

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Behind the Mask (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Matthew Fox, Mary McDonnell
Hatchet (2006)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore, Deon Richmond
The Children (2008)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.

Director: Tom Shankland
Stars: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jeremy Sheffield
Feast (2005)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Patrons locked inside of a bar are forced to fight monsters.

Director: John Gulager
Stars: Navi Rawat, Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty
Severance (2006)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down by crazed killers.

Director: Christopher Smith
Stars: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny
Hatchet II (2010)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Marybeth escapes the clutches of the bayou-butcher Victor Crowley and returns to the swamp with an army of hunters and gunmen, determined to end Crowley's reign of horror once and for all.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual.

Director: Ti West
Stars: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

Director: Sean Byrne
Stars: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine
Calvaire (2004)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A singer's car breaks down deep in the woods.

Director: Fabrice Du Welz
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny
Chum (2010)
Short | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A dark comedy about a wealthy old man seeking revenge on his young two timing wife.

Director: Gavin Carlton
Stars: Nathan Baesel, Bob Bancroft, Sierra Fisk
Comedy | Horror
Director: Scott Glosserman
Stars: Kane Hodder, Angela Goethals, Kate Miner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Four friends decide to spend their Spring Break at a ski resort. But, on their way back, they decide to take a short-cut. Off the road and now buried under over a ton of snow, they begin to realize they don't really know each other.

Director: Scott Glosserman
Stars: Tom Carey, Jason Cermak, Sam Duke
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Bridgett Newton ...
Jamie
...
Kelly (as Kate Lang Johnson)
...
Doug
...
Todd
...
Shane
Krissy Carlson ...
Lauren
Travis Zariwny ...
Dr. Meuller
Teo Gomez ...
Stoned Guy
Matt Bolt ...
Slightly More Stoned Guy
Jenafer Brown ...
Virgin Girl
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Máscara do Terror  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$38,500 (USA) (16 March 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Leslie first takes Taylor and her crew to meet Eugene and his wife, the car parked in Eugene's driveway is the same color, make and model as the car seen in The Evil Dead (1981) films. 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

Leslie Vernon: Paradise lost? Found it!
See more »

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 »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight With The Stars And You
Written by Reginald Connelly, Jimmy Campbell and Harry M. Woods (as Harry Woods)
Performed by The Ray Noble Orchestra
Courtesy of EMI Film & Television Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
It's okay to laugh
29 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this on the recommendation of a friend. I had never heard of it, but I was assured it was a good movie. Understanding the premise helps a lot, because this is a great movie and excellent concept. The beginning of the movie sets up the second half. In the first part, we see Leslie as human. He sometimes says creepy things, like when they begin to discuss his library of text books, mostly medical and anatomy. He makes a joke of this, saying these are necessary for the trade. He always refers to his need to kill as a profession and even has a mentor. Through them we see the world as if it were a game. The mockumentary parts are not only hilarious, we get to see the monsters side of things. The door that won't stay open? Probably rigged. Those ever-so-creepy newspaper articles the main character always seems to find at just the right moment? Those require more effort then the viewers might consider.

The second half of the movie is when we get to see Leslie in action. Because we have seen him as human in the first half, seeing him as a monster in the second isn't as scary as one might expect. It is not supposed to be. Leslie Vernon has become a person we know, who made us laugh, who keeps pet turtles. He is not some random resurrected guy with an axe to grind. He is a guy at work, albeit disgusting and immoral work, he is still a guy at work. Set up this way, it is a bit like watching two movies. The two parts play off each other very well.

This movie is darkly funny. No one wants to laugh as scary things happen, but when things work out just as Leslie predicts they will, even the "documentary" crew gets very enthusiastic.

Robert Englund (Freddy Kreuger) read this script and was impressed. being a big name in horror, he admittedly gets swamped with scripts. This movie interested him enough that he accepted the role. If you can't decide if you should watch it, remember that. And then rent it, with friends.

Everyone needs someone to look up to. Leslie realized he will never reach the fame of Mike (Meyers), Chuckie or Freddy, but he is trying.


35 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Willingly filming a slasher? Hmm... Laineypaige
6.8 ??? with 9000 odd votes ??? sweetcheese
Who is Eugene? mwb1100
Is There Any Point To...? SasquatchJim
Are all video store clerks morons? derosad
Man Bites Dog vs. this fatdongs

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?