Saturday, October 31, 2015
Behind the mask: the rise of Leslie Vernon
Aspiring serial killer Leslie Vernon allows a documentary film crew to capture his preparation for a planned killing spree in the quiet town of Glen Echo. Leslie takes his slasher responsibilities very seriously and even has a mentor, neighbor and retired serial killer Eugene. Leslie has chosen his prime target, Kelly, a teenaged waitress.
Landshark first mentioned this tongue-in-cheek deconstruction of slasher films many years ago, and so glad I finally got around to it. "Behind the mask" is a black comedy with a great concept, an oddly congenial villain, and several clever cameos. A fun and refreshing late horrorthon option.