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Mask Maker (2011)

Maskerade (original title)
R | | Horror | 12 April 2011 (USA)
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When a young, deformed boy witnesses his mother's death, he comes back to take revenge on anyone who dares enter his property.

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Griff Furst (as G.E. Furst)

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Eric Miller (story), Jake Kennedy (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikki Deloach ... Jennifer
Stephen Colletti ... Evan
Anabella Casanova ... Annette
Ross Britz ... Mike
Terry Kiser ... Mr. Peck
Mariah Bonner ... Hillary
A.J. Allegra A.J. Allegra ... Ken (as AJ Allegra)
Lara Grice ... Lydia
Michael Berryman ... Fred
Treat Williams ... Mr. Tucker
Liann Pattison ... Mrs. Tucker
John Edward Lee John Edward Lee ... Young Mr. Peck
Chelsea Morgan Thomas ... Young Mrs. Peck
Ritchie Montgomery ... Sheriff
Joe Chrest ... Electrician
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When a young, deformed boy witnesses his mother's death, he comes back to take revenge on anyone who dares enter his property.

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Taglines:

Meet your maker.

Genres:

Horror

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Rated R for bloody horror violence, sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mask Maker See more »

Filming Locations:

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Good little straight to DVD movie.
8 May 2011 | by GreenzombidogSee all my reviews

Not quite the slasher film I was expecting but I still enjoyed it. A young couple and their friends start renovating an old house they have just bought, but not before unleashing the dead face stealing killer buried in the garden cemetery. Through use of flashbacks from the killers perspective and our heroin reading exerts from the killers mothers diary we get an insight into the happenings leading up to the creation of the stalking brute.

Not the most original plot as it's a cross between Halloween and the Texas chainsaw massacre but with less gore than those two movies. What really saved this film for me was the dialogue between all of the friends and the acting from such a young mostly unheard of cast. It made the characters relationships more believable than I'm used to seeing in this sort of movie and I actually liked all of them. Usually there's a couple of characters I hate and can't wait to see them get murdered, but I found myself quite disappointed to see some of them go. It was also great to see Michael Berryman again as well as Treat Williams even if they only had small roles.

The movie doesn't go all out on the gore front. A couple of the kills are almost off camera. The few kills you do see are done quite well but some quick cuts hamper you seeing exactly what you're looking at. What the film really relies on is the atmosphere created by the creepy house and the dank surrounding woodland. This really works as the setting is very remote and only adds to the feeling of dread. We have the killer Looming around the side of buildings in the background of some shots just like Michael Myers an often over used trick but done very well in this instance.

The only thing I didn't like was the ending a couple of things didn't quite work for me at the end but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the movie overall. All in all this was a good little horror which I would recommend to fans of the genre.


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