6.8/10
19,109
139 user 160 critic

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

Trailer
0:54 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
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.

Director:

Scott Glosserman
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hatchet (2006)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a group of tourists in 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
Hatchet II (2010)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik
Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields
Comedy | Horror

Plot unknown. A follow-up to the film 'Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon'

Director: Scott Glosserman
Stars: Kate Miner, Kane Hodder, Angela Goethals
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Baesel ... Leslie Vernon
Angela Goethals ... Taylor Gentry
Robert Englund ... Doc Halloran
Scott Wilson ... Eugene
Zelda Rubinstein ... Mrs. Collinwood
Bridgett Newton ... Jamie
Kate Miner ... Kelly (as Kate Lang Johnson)
Ben Pace ... Doug
Britain Spellings ... Todd
Hart Turner Hart Turner ... Shane
Krissy Carlson Krissy Carlson ... Lauren
Travis Zariwny Travis Zariwny ... Dr. Meuller
Teo Gomez Teo Gomez ... Stoned Guy
Matt Bolt Matt Bolt ... Slightly More Stoned Guy
Jenafer Brown 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. 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:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Máscara do Terror See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,500, 18 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$69,136
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Leslie's real surname is exposed to be "Mancuso". Frank Mancuso, Jr. was the producer of most "Friday the 13th" movies. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, a title says "Glen Echo, Maryland." Later, a local newspaper says "Glen Echo, Oregon." 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.
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 Hellraiser (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
It's okay to laugh
29 November 2007 | by anicitaSee 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.


40 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 139 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed