Kane Hodder is the man most associated with Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees. The stunt coordinator turned actor has also played Victor Crowley and has been involved behind the scenes of more iconic horror movies that can be quickly mentioned. A documentary about his life, To Hell and Back, is set to hit theaters this summer, courtesy of Epic Pictures/Dread Central Presents.
In a recent excerpt revealed exclusively on EW, Hodder gets real about bullying. It’s difficult to believe someone so strong and intimidating was ever abused by his peers, but it’s simply not the case. The worst side effect of bullying, he opines, isn’t the injuries or mental devastation: “[People who have been bullied] start to think they’re worthless.”
Check out the trailer and synopsis for To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story below.
Official Synopsis: To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story is 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. Featuring interviews with cinema legends, including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), 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.
To Hell and Back is directed by Derek Dennis Herbert and also features Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, and Adam Green.