7 items from 2017
It was a busy year for me at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, as I had the opportunity to watch 16 films (17, including the 10th anniversary screening of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon). Here are my thoughts on the final three films that I had a chance to see while in Austin: Like Me, Game of Death, and The Honor Farm.
Like Me: I had absolutely no idea what to expect from first-time director Robert Mockler’s Like Me, but after seeing what he could do with his cautionary tale about the dangers of social media obsession, and how it can affect those unable to cope with the isolation it often leads to, I’m an instant fan of Mockler. Like Me ended up being the most unpredictably wonderful movie-going experience I had during all of SXSW 2017.
Like Me opens at a drive-thru window of a small-town convenience store, »
- Heather Wixson
This week’s edition of Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s podcast The Movie Crypt has just launched. In it, the duo interview Scott Glosserman, the director of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, to discuss the 10th anniversary of… Continue Reading →
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- Jonathan Barkan
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon recently celebrated a big anniversary at SXSW and now you can help continue the story of Leslie Vernon via a crowdfunding campaign for an eight-part comic book series called Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon.
Check out official details and cover art below, and to learn more, visit Before the Mask: the Return of Leslie Vernon on Indiegogo.
"You've been dying to know what happened to Leslie Vernon after you saw him pop back up in the morgue during the end credits of Behind the Mask and here's your chance! The screenplay for our sequel, Before the Mask: the Return of Leslie Vernon is being transposed into a comic series and we are ready to unleash it on you, our fans!
The number of 1st edition 1st printing issues will be limited to the number of pre-orders via this campaign »
- Derek Anderson
Tyler MacIntyre’s Tragedy Girls raucously blends Detention with Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon. Heavy on quick-witted teen jargon (Jennifer’s Body on speed), light on serial killer training. It’s equal parts gruesome and forthcoming, as two pixie dreamgirls promote themselves on social media while classmate corpses pile up. Internet interactions allow psychopaths to hide in plain sight, while a lust for attention makes hobby murders sound like a serviceable road to popularity. “Like, retweet and follow!” our characters beg, because that’s the world we live in now. A millennial apocalypse set in the digital realm.
Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp are the “Tragedy Girls,” two high school seniors who run an online account that’s obsessed with true-crime. Specifically, the idea of serial killers. Brand popularity increases when their sleepy town of Rosedale falls victim to a string of deaths, but this isn’t »
- Matt Donato
We’ve been waiting years and years and years for a sequel to Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, but it seems as if the video gods are just not smiling upon us just yet. As a result, an… Continue Reading →
The post Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon to Arrive as a Comic appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
We’ve been waiting years for a follow-up. It’s finally happening. With Your help. Described as a sequel, prequel and remake to 2006’s Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, follow-up film Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon has been in the works for many years now. David Stieve, the first film’s writer, penned a […] »
- John Squires
With little over a month to go until Austin plays host to SXSW 2017 for another year, organizers of the annual showcase have announced that James Franco’s drama The Disaster Artist has been added to the stacked lineup.
Based on Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s non-fiction book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, Franco’s passion project is set to recount the infamous story behind The Room, Tommy Wiseau’s widely-derided pic that has since gone on to become something of a cult classic. No release date has been set, but we know that the feature will be written and directed by Franco, who stars as the eccentric Wiseau, and features a cast comprised of Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Ari Graynor, Jacki Weaver, and former Community star Alison Brie. Bryan Cranston and Zach Braff are among those set to cameo.
In related news, the midnight »
- Michael Briers
7 items from 2017
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