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This review is from: Behind the Mask - the Rise of Leslie Vernon [DVD] (DVD)
I don't write reviews in amazon very often.. well normall unless i feel moved to warn others about a film. I took heed of the other reviews on this page and bought this film from amazon.
I am a lover of all horrors, comedy and serious, so i'm very open minded and always try not to expect too much from titles that i haven't heard about before. So thats what i was like when i watched this, open minded.
I started watching the film thinking ' this must be a comedy like scream' due to the weird and off beat plot that was unfolding, i was expect a laugh any minute.. however they didn't appear.
I'm not sure what this movie is trying to sell itself as, a black comedy or serious. Anyway i stuck with it and was hoping that the slow story about a student film crew that had been invited to film a 'would be serial killer' on a documentary would build into a great fast paced slasher. the reviews stated 'similar to friday 13th etc'. Well it does have a slasher in it, but only at the end.
To sum up i found this slow, poorly acted, only action at the end (and its dreadful). I felt cheated that i had paid out cash for this.
The film may appeal to others that can deal with a slow off beat horror that tries to do something different, but most people, even 'i love anything horror fans' will probably either hate it or be very dissapointed.
RENT DO NOT BUY.