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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
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





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 ... 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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Did You Know?


The first time Taylor interviews Eugene and his wife, a Lament Configuration puzzle box from Hellraiser (1987) can be seen sitting on a table. See more »


The opening credits state "Introducing Nathan Baesel" but he has 3 previous television credits including a major role in the miniseries "Invasion" (2005-2006). See more »


Doug Johnson: What kind of a survivor girl passes out in a pinch?
Todd Best: Passes out? What kind of survivor girl hops on the nerdy kid's johnson like it's a pogo stick?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits crawl over the video of security camera at the morgue. When they end the final destiny of Leslie Vernon is revealed. See more »


References Hellraiser (1987) See more »


Bound To Crash
Written by Venice Maki
Courtesy of WRC
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User Reviews

GREAT Movie!
25 April 2007 | by kagyakushaSee all my reviews

I highly highly recommend this movie. It's a black comedy/mockumentary/horror movie that's bloody hilarious. I LOVED it. I can't recommend it enough!!! If you're a horror film junkie, or even if you're not (for example, my boyfriend doesn't particularly like horror films but is fond of intelligent comedy and was right beside me laughing for this one) you should DEFINITELY see this movie! It's so respectful of the genre at the same time that it plays with it... Nathan Baesel, who says he was inspired by Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter really pulls off charming and cheery -- not copying Lecter, but applying the influence to create a new and lovable serial killer (this is what makes him both funny AND creepy - it's impossible not to like him!).

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Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,500, 18 March 2007

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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