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Metascore

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80
Fortunately, the filmmakers have quite a few clever tricks up their sleeves, bringing us a smart, refreshing an affectionate skewering of a celebrated genre.
80
Behind the Mask is original and weirdly delicious, and executed with gory aplomb.
80
L.A. Weekly
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 Baesel, who is by turns charming, manic and thoroughly scary, it has a gifted young actor who clearly relishes a role he can sink his pitchfork into.
75
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."
75
It's a must for those who like thrills laced with a sense of humor.
75
A twisted little comic gem.
67
A poke in the eye of genre convention with a flensing blade and a disarmingly charming razor-blade grin.
63
Stieve and Glosserman may yet strike a vein: This thing screams out for a Hollywood remake with, say, writers from "The Simpsons."
63
Perhaps too clever for its own good.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Most of this is fairly predictable spoofing, and Englund is wasted as a psycho-hunting shrink clearly modeled after Donald Pleasence's character in "Halloween." But there are moments when the proceedings are unsettling and original.

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