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

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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.


Scott Glosserman
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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


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


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:

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Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Máscara do Terror See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,500, 18 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Leslie (Baesel) first shows the crew his home, he introduces his two pet turtles as "Church" and "Zoey". These are the names of the resurrected pets from the Pet Sematary film franchise: "Church" being the cat from Pet Sematary (1989) and "Zoey" the dog from Pet Sematary II (1992). See more »


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 »


Leslie Vernon: Paradise lost? Found it!
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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 »


References Black Christmas (1974) See more »


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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)
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Don't believe the OVER-hyper
12 July 2006 | by Ash512See all my reviews

I saw this at the Fantasia Film Festival. I have to admit the first act has some really funny moment, and the actor who portrays Leslie Vernon is great. That being said, the second part turns into a full-blown slasher. The break is WAY too rough to really make it believable, plus the slasher part does not deliver the suspense nor the action, nor the gore we would expect from that kind of movie, which makes it quite monotonous and basically, dull. The director did an okay job, alternating between hand-held video cameras for the documentary parts and stable HD cams for the slasher parts. The guys does have a respect for the genre, but that won't necessarily make the movie good. The cast is pretty solid, especially the guy who plays Leslie Vernon like I said earlier.

So the ''mockumentary'' part is pretty funny, but the ending is terrible. Watchable, but not amazing.

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