Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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Critic Reviews

  1. Working in a mini-genre whose bones would appear to have been picked clean by the likes of Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven, Glosserman and Stieve find a few pints of fresh blood.
  2. 50
    Desperately overcompensating for the fact that most horror films are already parodies of themselves, Behind the Mask takes a bite out of the dumb "Scream" franchise before devouring its own tail, proving that you are what you eat.
  3. Most of this is fairly predictable spoofing, and Englund is wasted as a psycho-hunting shrink clearly modeled after Donald Pleasence's character in "Halloween." But there are moments when the proceedings are unsettling and original.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 28, 2016
    10
    A fantastic take on the slasher genre of horror films, film students follow around, interview and film the life, times and process of a urbanA fantastic take on the slasher genre of horror films, film students follow around, interview and film the life, times and process of a urban legend slasher as he plots and plans his own legend in a small sleepy town.

    The movie attempts to make commentary on the hows and whys of the life of a horror movie slasher. The movie makes references to classics such as Friday the 13th, Halloween and even Nightmare on Elm Street.

    A fairly well paced movie, funny at times, but equally full of violence and action, there's a slight twist at the end that makes the movie even more enjoyable. Viewers should make sure to watch the rolling credits ending as well for a extra surprise.
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  2. Dec 8, 2012
    9
    Brings unparalleled freshness to the slasher genre simply by poking fun at it. And somehow, the movie makes the transition from documentary toBrings unparalleled freshness to the slasher genre simply by poking fun at it. And somehow, the movie makes the transition from documentary to actual scare picture with great rhyme and reason. The whole project smacks of its own self-awareness, which is a good thing for the viewer because there's virtually no way for a slasher movie to take itself seriously any more without turning into a bad joke. Full Review »
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    8
    This film is pure movie making genius. It does what Scream did for the genre but in a much more indie way. Should truly be a part of anyThis film is pure movie making genius. It does what Scream did for the genre but in a much more indie way. Should truly be a part of any horror fan's movie collection. Full Review »