The title of Icon befits no one in our genre greater than the one and only Kane Hodder. His name is synonymous with Jason Vorhees – arguably the most popular and certainly ONE of the most popular horror figures of the modern era but – the man is so much more than that. A new documentary on his life is heading our way – titled To Hell And Back it will tell Hodder’s story and what a story it is. The synopsis states we’ll view “the harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. To Hell and Back peels off the mask of Kane Hodder, cinema’s most prolific killer, in a gut-wrenching, but inspiring, documentary. After decades of watching Kane Hodder on screen, get ready to meet the man behind the mask in To Hell and Back – an uniquely human story about one of cinema’s most vicious monsters.” A trailer just made its way to the net – you’re going to want to see this.
The film is slated to make it’s film festival debut soon and here’s hoping a Blu-ray or VOD release isn’t far off.