If you’re like me, you loved the movie Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. It is an awesome faux documentary on a Slasher Serial Killer. I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. Since I’m not good at synopsizing, here is the blurb from Amazon.
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 (Scott Wilson of IN COLD BLOOD), evades his psychiatrist/nemesis (Robert Englund of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), 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? Angela Goethals (24) and Zelda Rubinstein (POLTERGEIST) co-stars in this ingeniously twisted and awardwinning shocker that Film Threat hails as “a masterpiece…”.
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There has been talk of a potential sequel for awhile now. The filmmakers are working to get funding to get the movie greenlit. This is where we all come in. They are not asking for donations. But, if you are interested, they are asking people to pre-order the sequel. You are not charged until they reach their goal. Kind of like how Kickstarter works. You can pre-order the DVD or Blu-Ray, get a poster, be an extra in the movie, be killed onscreen, etc.
You can find full info about Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BeforeTheMask.