In 2006 a new cheeky horror icon was born with Leslie Vernon (Nathan Baesel) in “Behind the Mask.” He was the self-proclaimed “next great psycho horror slasher.” In Behind the Mask Vernon gives a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo. It become an instant cult classic with horror fans and really built its acclaim through word of mouth through the horror industry.
In 2012 there was buzz that it could get a sequel. The buzz lead to a solid crowd funding campaign that showed promise but in the end fell a bit short. But the filmmakers behind the legend didn’t let it die. Now after all these years it looks like Leslie may rise again in “Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon.
A teaser image was revealed last week that gives us new hope for the man behind the mask! Check out the image and official synopsis below.
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Before the Mask will pick up where Behind The Mask left off with Vernon disappointed that his fame did not catch on, but ready to get back to work. With Before The Mask, Glosserman seeks to create a spreemake, or a mash-up of a sequel, prequel, and remake, that will deconstruct and comment on the archetypes of prequels, sequels and remakes. The original team of filmmakers and actors, including all-stars Nathan Baesel (Leslie Vernon), Angela Goethals (Taylor Gentry) and Robert Englund (Doc Holleran), are anxious for the second Leslie Vernon installment.