Indie Gems: Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Passionate about your profession?

I had never heard of this film until it ended up on one of Jason's favorite horror movie lists around Halloween. It immediately sounded interesting to me, so of course I threw it in my Netflix queue. (and if I'm just now watching it after adding it around Halloween, you know how ridiculous my queue is)

Taylor (Angela Goethals) is a journalist who, along with a film crew decides to follow around a serial killer named Leslie Vernon. (Nathan Baesel) He plans on doing the typical slasher thing - getting a bunch of drunk teens in an abandoned house and knocking them off one by one. He gets advice from a retired serial killer, Eugene (Scott Wilson) and is threatened by a man who's on to him, Doc Holloran (Robert Englund) Taylor and crew are there capturing it all.

Leslie Vernon is fucking hilarious to start with, and clearly very passionate about what he does. He tells Taylor all of his secrets and can barely contain his excitement. There's plenty of little horror movie references through out  as well. The film itself isn't actually that gory, which is kind of a shame, but it doesn't take away from the rest of it. Beasel gives a great performance, and after watching Scott Wilson as Hershel on The Walking Dead for so long, it was nice to see him in this role.

I definitely agree with Jason when he calls this film a "must see." There's nothing else out there quite like it.

Grade: A

Memorable Quote: "You wouldn't believe all the cardio I have to do." - Leslie Vernon (Nathan Baesel)

Burning Question: Who the fuck runs around in a white cami with no bra? Let's be real here...I'm not just a prude, right?


  1. Glad to see you liked this movie Brittani. I agree that it is as you wrote "Fucking Hilarious" more people should watch this

    1. I hope more people do if they haven't seen this already.

  2. I haven't even heard of this film, so I'll definitely give it a watch!

  3. I'm not sure I'll watch this, but it does sound intriguing.

    1. I think you'd like it. If it ever shows up on Instant or something like that, I hope you check it out!


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