Leslie Vernon Rises in Scream Factory’s Upcoming Behind the Mask Blu-ray

The wait is nearly over for fans of Scott Glosserman’s cult-slasher hit!

By Ray Morse

Nearly twelve years after the release of Scott Glosserman’s now-cult-classic-slasher hit, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is finally receiving the home video treatment that it has always deserved. Thanks to the fine folks over at Scream Factory, us rabid fans of Leslie Vernon will finally have our hunger sated in what looks to be the ultimate collector’s edition of the film.

Artwork by Joel Robinson

Let’s take a look at what this killer Blu-ray has to offer:

You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher. Nathan Baesel (Invasion) stars as Vernon, a good-natured killing machine who invites a documentary film crew to follow him as he reminisces with his murder mentor (Scott Wilson, The Walking Dead), evades his psychiatrist/nemesis (Robert Englund, A Nightmare On Elm Street), deconstructs Freudian symbolism, and meticulously plots his upcoming slaughter spree. But when the actual carnage begins, where do you draw the line between voyeuristic thrills, mythic evil, and good old-fashioned slasher movie mayhem? Angela Goethals (24) and Zelda Rubinstein (Poltergeist) co-star in this ingeniously twisted and award-winning shocker that Film Threat hails as "a masterpiece."

Bonus Features:

  • NEW HD Master From The 2K Intermediate
  • NEW Joys And Curses – Interviews With Actors Angela Goethals, Ben Pace, And Co-writer/Co-producer David Stieve
  • NEW Before The Mask: The Comic Book – An Interview With Comic Book Artist Nathan Thomas Milliner
  • Audio Commentary With Co-writer/Director Scott Glosserman, Moderated By Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch
  • Audio Commentary With Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Britain Spelling, And Ben Pace
  • The Making Of Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon Featurette
  • The Casting Of Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon Featurette
  • Deleted And Extended Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Seeing such love and care given to this severely-underrated and groundbreaking take on the modern-day slasher flick finally feels like a true victory for the Behind the Mask-loyal. With many battles fought and few victories to show from it as far as sequel green-lighting is concerned, I feel renewed that the original film will finally have its day thanks to Scream Factory’s impressive efforts. With luck, this release will help the sequel, Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon, see the light of day.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Collector’s Edition will hit stores March 27th 2018 and is currently up for pre-order along with a free bonus (while supplies last) 18” x 24” rolled-poster featuring Joel Robinson’s amazing new cover artwork. Order now and receive your Blu-ray two weeks before the street date.

If you are just learning of this film now, feel free to check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

About the Author

Ray Morse

Filmmaker. Podcaster. Writer. Geek. "A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die." Raised in the wastelands of New Jersey, Ray Morse is a passionate film enthusiast/maker and aspiring creative. When he is not embodying the essence of the Mungus on his weekly live podcast or consuming mass amounts of cinema/television, he can be found re-writing his Dead Entertainment bio, avoiding general responsibility, and talking at length about the things he plans to do instead of doing them.

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