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SOMETHING is Finally Happening with the ‘Behind the Mask’ Sequel…

Leslie Vernon may soon be coming back. And it’s about time.

It’s been 11 years since we first met a new slasher icon in Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Directed by Scott Glosserman, the innovative slasher film took a meta approach to the sub-genre, deconstructing the whole damn thing by taking us behind the scenes and showing what it’s like to be a slasher villain. The planning. The preparation. The execution.

In the past decade, Behind the Mask has scooped up a pretty sizeable audience of fans, and back in 2012, Glosserman tried in vain to fan-fund a sequel to the film. The script had already been penned by David Stieve, who wrote the first film, and though fans were begging for it, the numbers just didn’t reflect the interest. Leslie Vernon, it seemed, would forever be a one-hit wonder.

But that may change this year.

After being inactive for well over a year, the official Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon Facebook page was updated last night with a mysterious message: “It’s about time to dust this old thing off…..2017 seems like a good year.” Actor Nathan “Leslie Vernon” Baesel subsequently shared the post, writing that “Maybe something good will come out of 2017 yet.”


After seeing the post we reached out to Stieve, who told us this:

Leslie doesn’t give up, he’s always watching for his moment. Remember, if he taught us nothing else, it’s that his line of work is neither easy or convenient, and it takes its own sweet time for the right confluence of events to come together.

What does this all mean? Well, if nothing more, it’s confirmation that SOMETHING is finally happening in the world of Leslie Vernon. We’re keeping our eyes and ears peeled for more.

In the meantime, here’s what we last heard about Before the Mask:

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.




  • Saturn

    To quote Captain Picard – “make it so….”

  • Andrew Thompson

    Sounds like they’re hedging their bets.

    I can’t get excited until it’s actually in the can.

  • Josh Evans

    The concept is hilarious, here’s hoping!

  • Vincent Kane

    Please don’t be just a tease. Let’s make this happen!

  • Xander Grishchenko

    Yes, we need this!

  • Travis_Bickle

    Shit yes!! With the amount of horror icons that died last year let’s hope Robert England doesn’t buy the farm before it’s made.

    • Saturn

      Don’t worry about Englund – he is FOREVER!…….

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Even more so for Jon Carpenter. If he bites the dust before the true Halloween sequel gets made I’m TOTALLY going to kill myself

  • Trisha Tachanawa

    I was just watching this the other day, and kept hoping a sequel would come. Fingers crossed.

  • James Allard

    One can only hope.

  • wrestling fan 36

    The first movie was awesome so peeps need to make this happen. let’s see Leslie Vernon kill more mofo’s

  • Melissa Sharp

    I watched Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon for the first time the other day. I just never got around to it. It was one of those movies that I loved most of it but then end I thought was kind of okay as I was watching it. Then afterwards, I loved the end also! That rarely happens. The more I thought about it then the more I loved it. There was the obvious things he set up that he didn’t tell us but then there all the tiny things that you catch later. Brillant film. Plus, I still laugh to myself at one of the best lines in awhile. “Paradise lost. Found it” Perfect delivery! I am so happy there is a sequel. I hope we also get some more Eugene and Jamie. They were fantastic! I am disappointed I didn’t watch it sooner.

  • whendovesscream

    such a great film. glad the same cast is on board and writer. I use to make everyone that came over to my place watch this.

    also shamelss self promo here “charlescomeart” on IG like and follow!

  • Khy

    I never understood this shit. But maybe it’s time for a re-watch.

    • REC03

      same here. i thought it had its clever moments but overall it didn’t really work for me. i will give it another try though.

  • Weresmurf

    God… this was one of my first interviews, so so so long ago. I loved interviewing Scott Glosserman for it. A real pity it’s taken so long to get this off the ground but man, I look forward to seeing it come to fruition!

  • Meisha’s Taint

    The movie is simply brilliant. If you don’t appreciate you just don’t get it. There is so much there for horror fans and it explains so much about so many other classic films it’s just one of the best horror/comedies ever made.

    I love how he is constantly working out so he can walk slowly in the woods and still catch up with the athletic jocks and kill them. It answers so many questions I always had growing up watching horror films

  • Meisha’s Taint

    They just made a fucking Cabin Fever remake so how the fuck can this not get off the ground???

    WE ACTUALLY WANT THIS ONE PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN I’LL BY 30,000 blue ray copies and 20,000 movie theater tickets alone I swear.

  • Peter Kushing

    The film fuckin sucked 10 years ago, so how does it warrant another addition?

  • Nathan Baesel

    Thank you for the love, BD!

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