Written by Patti Pauley
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story will soon be making the festival rounds this year, followed by a public release TBA. The story of how the stuntman turned horror icon has been buzzing throughout the entire horror community as we’re all anxious to see hear Kane’s humble and harrowing climb to fame through his own words and fellow genre celebrities. One, in particular, is the horror beauty and Queen of Halloween, Cassandra Peterson.
Peterson, who made big black hair and black Vampirella gowns all the rage in the female fandom of the horror fashion world, speaks of her connection to Kane in a clip provided exclusively to iHorror by the To Hell and Back production company, Masterfully Macabre Entertainment.
For those who may be unaware, Hodder’s career was almost permanently obliterated due to a nasty accident involving a fire stunt performed for a reporter in an interview early in his stunt days. Hodder suffered severe burns on mostly the actor’s arms and hands and bears the scars to this day, which according to interviews, uses to enhance some of his most notable villain roles on screen. Cassandra Peterson opens up about her own experience as a burn victim survivor as the actress states over 35% of her body was burned as a young child and understands the challenges a person can face in the wake of such a traumatic experience.
Among Peterson, To Hell and Back features all new interviews from the likes of Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Bill Mosely, and Danielle Harris just to name a few.
To Hell and Back is a 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. After decades of watching Kane Hodder on screen, get ready to meet the man behind the mask in To Hell and Back – a uniquely human story about one of cinema’s most vicious monsters.