You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher. Nathan Baesel of Invasion stars as Vernon, a good-natured killing machine who invites a documentary film crew to follow him as he reminisces with his murder mentor (Scot Wilson) evades his psychiatrist/nemesis (Robert Englund), deconstructs Freudian symbolism, and meticulously plots his upcoming slaughter spree. But when the actual carnage begins, where do you draw the line between voyeuristic thrills, mythic evil and good old-fashioned slasher movie mayhem?
This wannabe serial killer just wants to scythe the night away!
- Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon review by Spoons
I can certainly see why reviewers and horror buffs liked this because it is certainly an original. I'm really not a fan of the found footage/mockumentary genre but I thought I would give this a go as it sounded like a different slant on this type of film making. I shouldn't have been surprised that it didn't really float my boat but I did however enjoy the references to Halloween, Friday The 13th and Nightmare On Elm St, the films from which the killer moulds himself on. Like I said, not for me, but if you enjoy mockumentary horror comedies then this will probably be right up you're street.