Actor, stuntman, author, ghost hunter, avid poker player; These are the many faces of the legendary Kane Hodder. Ironically, the face that most recognize is the mask of iconic killer Jason Voorhees. Hodder’s portrayal of the masked serial killer spans four Friday the 13th including Part VII, VIII, Jason Goes To Hell and Jason X. Most recently, Hodder participated in motion capture for the latest Friday the 13th video game as Jason Voorhees. Hodder’s journey to become the recognizable figure he is today was forged by the personal experiences and struggles he faced all throughout his professional acting career.
Production company Masterfully Macabre Entertainment teamed with film director Derek Dennis Herbert to present Hodder’s journey in a new documentary. The film recounts Hodder’s personal struggles as a bullied and tormented teenager to the traumatic accident that nearly cost him his life. To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story presents Hodder in a candid light with interviews and footage, including discussions with Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, Danielle Harris, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Adam Green, Cassandra Peterson, and many more. Kane Hodder will also provide first person accounts of the events presented in the documentary.
Official Synopsis from Dread Central:
Dread Central Presents first documentary project, TO HELL AND BACK is the harrowing story of famed stuntman Kane Hodder who overcame a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada, and later survived a near-death burn accident to eventually go on to don the infamous hockey mask of Jason Voorhees. An on-screen legend, Hodder has killed more people on screen than any other actor ever. Featuring Kane Hodder, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Bruce Campbell (Ash Vs Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Adam Green (writer/director of the Hatchet franchise), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects), Sean S. Cunningham.
Distribution will be handled by Dread Central Presents with a limited theatrical run June 28-29th and BluRay/DVD + VOD release Friday, July 13th. Let us know what you think of the trailer below. If you’re a fan of the Friday the 13th films, or even the Hatchet/Victor Crowley series, this is a film you won’t want to miss. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter and let us know your thoughts.
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