Behind The Mask – The Rise Of Leslie Vernon
C Sound: C Extras: C Film: C
much-hyped Horror DVD is writer/director Scott Glosserman’s Behind The Mask – The Rise Of Leslie Vernon
(2006), which wants to be Scream paired
down as a serial killer inspired by other serial killers goes on a rampage and
starts killing for real. Of course, it
seems like a joke at first, but then the body count begins.
this becomes tired quickly and even the strange role given to Robert Englund
cannot save the by the numbers and lack of energy combination of a so played
out scenario. For diehard fans with
nothing else to do at best, the rest would be better off rewatching the
original Black Christmas.
anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image is soft and looks like HD or film
digitized to look bad. None of the shots
are memorable and I was bored. The Dolby
Digital 5.1 mix is not that good in soundfield, the 2.0 barely has any good
surrounds and it sounds like the sound design was an afterthought. Sometimes, sound is harsh, so be careful of
those volume levels. Extras include
trailers, DVD-ROM screenplay, two featurettes, trailers, deleted/extended
scenes that would not have helped and a flat audio commentary on the film with
the actors that goes nowhere quick.
- Nicholas Sheffo