After an awkward opening, Behind the Mask finds its groove as first-time director (and co-writer) Scott Glosserman gleefully hacks up horror cliches to deconstruct the genre with carnivorous, lip-smacking delight.
—Michael Ordoña Los Angeles Times
Endlessly imaginative, rigorously crafted, and extremely frightening, Behind the Mask is as good as horror gets.
—Jim Hemphill Reel
...engaging and surprisingly clever...
—Scott Foundas LA Weekly
...has nerve, rapier-sharp observations and a firm grasp of tone.
—Jeanette Catsoulis New York Times
...a clever, occasionally very funny indie...
—Kyle Smith New York Post
Producer, director and cowriter Scott Glosserman's postmodern spin on psycho-killer movie cliches is clever, no two ways about it. Perhaps too clever for its own good...
—Ken Fox TV Guide
—Rob Humanick Slant Magazine
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.
—Ed Gonzalez Village Voice