Was sittin' at home alone and decided to pop this one into the player and see if it was as enjoyable as I had been told. It was. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is about as 'fun' of a horror flick as you're bound to find these days. It's not only pays homage to the slasher greats of films past, but directly references them as if they all exist within the same, self-contained, serial killer-ridden universe. We see shots of Crystal Lake, Springwood and Haddonfield as the voice over narration recaps the events of the franchise slasher flicks we've grown to love and loathe over the years as tho they were reading from the evening news teleprompter. From there we are introduced to Leslie Vernon, a man who claims to be the next big serial slasher and who has invited a camera crew to film his exploits as he sets out to make a name for himself. As one might guess, horror and hilarity ensue. Think Christopher Guest turning his mockumentary style loose on Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. The flick has it's ups (most notably the casting coup of Robert Englund as 'the Ahab') and a few downs, but overall it's a solid, entertaining film that this Horror Guy would recommend to any fan of the genre. It's far and away better than a lot of the sludge being pumped out on the big screen lately.