“Live big, dream big, kill big”

Films: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

Alias: Leslie Mancuso

Type: Natural

Location: Civilized Area/Haunted home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: You know what will always be screwed up? The idea of wannabe serial killers being vindicated on live TV so that more follow in their footsteps. And in this world, all killers are real. Some people just really need to rethink their heroes...

History: Leslie Mancuso was a mentally unstable psychiatric patient who eventually found a living in Maryland, where he became utterly fascinated by the many real-life accounts of serial murder all around him. Hoping to become just like them, Leslie changed his last name to Vernon to correlate with a local legend of a boy who was publicly executed after murdering his family. For in his eyes, there can only be good if there is evil to spurn it into action. But over time, his film crew decides that maybe validating a serial killer isn't such a good idea. Especially one as calculating as this one...

Notable Kills: Uses two shovels to rip out a man's heart.

Final Fate: After killing many people, Leslie reveals that his "final girl" was his female journalist all along, and lets her seemingly kill him by getting his head crushed by an apple press before the whole place is burned down. It is later shown that he is somehow still alive...

Powers/Abilities: None. Maybe immortality?

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-Leslie is, on the surface, an affable guy who just wants to have a moment in the spotlight. But anyone with this much knowledge of how to control the serial killer chessboard is a menace for sure, and he knows damn well how to slaughter like a champ.

Trivia: -A Kickstarter was attempted for a sequel, but it failed. To this day, they are still trying to get funding.

-According to some sources, Leslie's mentor, Eugene, is actually a grown-up version of Billy Lenz from "Black Chrismas"! No wonder Leslie was such a pro!

Image Gallery

I'll stick to Godzilla anyday.

There can be no getting out of this cluster.
From the mist comes calculated mania.

Gotta respect the classical style! Good on you.

You look...uh...fine?

Hey, wasn't Freddy one of your idols, sir?!
Just as planned, as one would say.

"Don't mind me. I'm a maniacal statue."