I was very pregnant when I saw Behind the Mask. That has very little to do with anything, but I thought I’d mention it. I review horror movies for creature-corner.com, which means I saw a lot of them while I was pregnant. (Best horror movie I saw while preggers: Night Watch. Worst: The Hills Have Eyes. It was a double feature.)
I didn’t wind up reviewing Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon (someone else did). But if I had, I would have gushed. I loved this movie.
Part homage, part satire, Behind The Mask takes place in a world where psycho killers like Michael Myers are real. Leslie Vernon is in training to be the next psycho killer, and he’s invited an aspiring journalist and her film crew to follow him in the days leading up to his debut. Sound like fun? It is, and it’s also one of the most clever movies I’ve seen. Director Scott Glosserman combines mockumentary video with narrative film and comedy with horror. And makes it work.
In short: go see it. By midnight, I’ll be fast asleep, so I’m counting on you guys to show the movie some love.