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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 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 (Nathan Baesel) first takes Taylor (Angela Goethals) and her crew to meet Eugene (Scott Wilson) and his wife, the car parked in Eugene's driveway is the same color, make, and model as the car seen in Director Sam Raimi's movies. See more »


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


Leslie Vernon: Paradise lost? Found it!
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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 Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »


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

What Is Going On Here??
17 March 2007 | by maestro7PLSee all my reviews

Currently, "Behind the Mask" has a whopping 7.9 rating at this website, and Rotten Tomatoes is listing it in the high 70's! I love horror movies and spoofs of horror movies. So it was with great anticipation that my friend and I went to see this "turkey" tonight. We are shaking our heads. I really believe all of the postings online are "shills" for the movie and that the critics got paid to write a favorable review. Be forewarned--this is the worst film I have seen in several years! The camera-work in the first half so constantly shaky and hand-held no doubt to imitate the style of "Blair Witch." It is so overdone--and to no purpose--that it induces cringes and nausea from the audience. In the final third of the film, the camera settles down--alas the lighting is so poor that you cannot really see anything clearly--doubtless because the director does not want you to know that you are seeing nothing. The plot makes no sense, the humor is not funny (I didn't laugh once), the acting is TERRIBLE, and the ending and ending credits very predictable. On the whole--a complete waste of time and shocking that people have been raving about this film! There are absolutely no scares here either, and though the film is unrated, very little gore. Please save your money and pass up this poor excuse for a movie!

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