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Behind The Mask – The Rise Of Leslie Vernon


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: C     Film: C



Another 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.


Unfortunately, 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.


The 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


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