The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) – Nathan Rabin’s Happy Place

Of course, one of the biggest conventions of the slasher genre is that you can’t keep a good mass murderer down, and that no matter how many times a killer seems to have been permanently killed, beheaded, or set on fire , or pulled and quartered, or pulled through space, they always come back, hungry for revenge.

So it seems fitting that, according to the Internet Movie Database, a follow-up to the cult favorite is in the works. It remains to be seen if this movie will happen, but it looks like there’s plenty of life left in the movie. behind the mask universe, though a follow-up would inevitably miss out on one of the original’s best and most beloved characters.

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