Awesome Horror Movie of the Month". Featured this month is Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon which is currently available on Netflix streaming, but well worth purchasing either online or at your favorite DVD outlet.
Brilliantly written with a refreshingly new take on the slasher/serial killer subgenre, and keeps us horror fanatics on our toes with plenty of references to our beloved franchises of the 80's. See why I like it already? Ok, I may be a little biased because it's partially shot in my hometown, on very familiar grounds. This is what grabbed my attention within the first 15 minutes, when I realized they were filming in the parking lot of what used to be Johnny B's on Hawthorne, not-so-very long ago. We all love to see our beloved hometown captured on film, it sparks an instant connection, and perhaps keeps us watching a little longer when we may otherwise be getting ready to give it the gong. But that certainly isn't the case for this film. Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, and were thankful for the 90 minutes of quality entertainment which is so hard to come by these days--particularly within the horror genre of today.
So give this one a looksee if you're wanting something to set a perfect Halloween mood, maybe even play it at your upcoming Halloween party. The filmmakers are trying to get a sequel made but need our help to fund it. Check out their Facebook page which features a fundraising contest where you can win a prop from the film, or at the very least get an autographed soundtrack (which is awesome, by the way). Two thumbs up!
Click here to purchase Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon DVD on Amazon