Who else has been waiting for the long anticipated sequel to 2006’s Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon? I know that I have! It was just announced that an Indiegogo campaign has been officially launched for the story to continue in a 8 part comic series by Glenn Echo Entertainment that creators are calling the “sequel/prequel/remake #spreemake you’ve been begging for, in an 8 part comic series!” Illustrated by The Confession of Fred Krueger director Nathan Thomas Milliner, the series will be called Before The Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon and states that they are still in talks of doing an actual film and these comics lay out the format that they would like to do!
I am beyond excited for this! Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is the film that got me into indie horror movies and I haven’t looked back since. Nathan Baesel brought the character of Leslie Vernon to life and the film is now ranked as one of the top slashers of all time. Fans have been dying for a sequel ever since the ambiguous ending of Behind the Mask and it looks like things are finally looking up for us!
Check out the Indiegogo Campaign!
Yes, I know we would all still like to see it in movie form, however, this is a step towards amazing things to happen! I am all for Leslie returning in any way that he can. The perks to contributing to Before the Mask are pretty awesome as well. You can get first edition copies of the first three comics, signed autographs or even get your own face put in a future issue – how cool is that? There’s even a chance to have an interaction with the legendary Leslie Vernon… are you kidding me? The campaign will be running for an entire month, so don’t miss your chance to claim a perk – I’ve already claimed mine! The expected date of arrival for the first comic is this June, therefore in just 3 months we will have the first portion of the continued story and I cannot wait. It’s almost like “Paradise Lost Found it!”