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Monday, August 25, 2008

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

I love the Mini-W. Such a smart kid. She's put me through horror film boot camp this summer, making me watch all her faves with her. And she said she'd seen this odd little film that she received on her NetFlix: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Uh, okay, weird title but I'm open. I'm cool, man.

One word, Wavers: Wow. What an odd, funny, fascinating, brilliant little film. It's a virtual slasher film primer. Don't worry - it's not graphic except for one boob-n-nipple shot. It's not a mockumentary but a mockumentary/reality/slasher hybrid, if I had to define it and I feel compelled to try.

I was absolutely riveted by Behind the Mask and if you are writing horror, slasher, thrillers or just interested in taking an enjoyable dvd film class - I encourage you to check this movie out. I am so enamored that I'm in the process of contacting the writer and director, Scott Glosserman. I'm hoping he's a cool dude and that he might be open to an interview for the Rouge Wave. We'll see where some good old fashioned adulation gets me. Co-written by David Stieve, Behind the Mask is a tongue-in-cheek look at a serial killer who takes his business quite seriously, preparing with cardio workouts, meticulous planning and jovial dinners with a serial killer mentor as they compare notes and stories.

This is a MUST see dvd.

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Anonymous said...

I'm a huge slasher fan and although this film was interesting, it just didn't work for me overall.

P. Barb said...

Love this movie. The guy who plays Leslie Vernon is incredible.

Anonymous said...

I'd check out Dreams On Spec before I invited the director.

Luke D said...

It's always fun when you stumble onto a great, underrated film you haven't heard about. Last time that happened to me was Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Loved that film! Look forward to watching Behind the mask soon.

Future Man said...

A very slick, professional, smart film -- and it's about a slasher! I was impressed.