09 March 2012

Re-Release of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Anchorbay Entertainment in conjunction with  Glen Echo Entertainment Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon will be re-released theatrically and will be available for the theatrical requests March 7th.  In addition there will be a special screening with a cast reunion and an interactive Q&A will take place coordinated by GathrFilms.  There will also be a limited edition retro poster (limited to 425) that is available right now at the Behind the Mask fundraising web store  http://bit.ly/zLHtpA.  Be sure to check out GathrFilms on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gathrfilms and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gathrfilms.

In a world where supernatural killers like Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger are real, journalist Taylor Gentry (Angela Goethals) and her crew have been given the opportunity to join the next great slasher, Leslie Vernon (Nathan Baesel), as he plans to seek his revenge on the town of Glen Echo. The legend of Leslie Vernon is this... There once was a boy, spawned from a vicious rape, who murdered his parents. The angry townspeople, thinking the boy was evil, cast him over the falls and into the icy river never to be heard from again. Well sorta. Taylor and her crew film Leslie, documentary style, as he meticulously plans his murder spree. When the big night comes, things take a sinister, dark turn, and their documentary becomes much less important when the tables are turned.

Baesel's character is so well written and he does a spot on performance transitioning in and out of his dual personas. He said in an interview that he got inspiration from the Silence of the Lambs character Dr. Hannibal Lecter and I could see that. I read reviews that said he seemed too cartoonish but I didn't get that at all. To me he came off as likeable and funny and charasmatic. Goethals also brings her A game to the screen. The chemistry between their characters is solid and at times heartfelt. Even the teens gave an impressive performance

This is not the only news to come from Director Scott Glosserman.  He has also announced a crowd funding project for a sequel to Behind the Mask that will be entitled Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon.  The deadline for the crowd funding is June 1st 2012.  The amount that needs to be raised is 500,000.00 for the films production, and all the money that is earned from the re-release of Behind The Mask will go towards this sequel as well.  This should please all the fans of this great movie who have been itching for a sequel to Behind The Mask.  I for one am very excited for the news of a sequel.  I am a big sequel fan and I dont believe they will dissappoint on this installment.

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