Kane Hodder's Bio "Unmasked: The True Story of the World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer "

Kane Hodder's Bio: the man who played Jason Voorhees.

Kane Hodder, the man who played Jason Voorhees the most in the history of the Friday the 13th series, has written a book about his life.

April Snellings interviewed him: Late last year I chatted up actor/stuntman Kane Hodder about the biography he had just completed with co-author Michael Aloisi. Unmasked: The True Story of the World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer covers much of the territory you’d expect — Hodder’s youth, his first jobs as a Hollywood stuntman, his rise to cult fame as the man in the storied hockey mask — but it also offers surprisingly candid accounts of a few of the darkest episodes in the actor’s life, including his childhood run-ins with bullies and the near-fatal burn injury that almost ended his career just as it was getting started. I’ve been waiting for the right time to post the interview; I don’t think there’ll ever be a better occasion than 2012′s first Friday the 13th.

Snellings: First off, Kane, I want to ask you about a quote from the book: “I am closer mentally to a killer than normal people are.” Tell me about that.

Hodder:It sounds like I’m making a joke, but often people say, How do you get to such a convincing murderous state in some of your movies? My response, and I mean it sincerely, is that I believe that my personality is closer to that of a psychopathic killer than most people’s personalities. I’m not saying I am that, but I think I’m closer to that in general, so that the trip from my personality to that of the killer is a shorter trip than other people have to take. I can get there very quickly. I know it sounds like a joke, but I honestly feel that.

Snellings: Creatively, what contributions did you make to the Jason Voorhees character?

Hodder: I think my contribution was a subtle thing, but an important thing. I always watch the Jason movies. I love the character. That’s why, when I was suddenly wearing the hockey mask, I was honored and wanted to do it justice. And to me, whenever I would see the character in past movies and he was standing and staring at someone, he often could look like a mannequin because he wasn’t moving. It looked good but at the same time, it looked like he could have been a statue. So that’s when I decided I had to make him look alive when he’s stalking someone, and that’s when I came up with the breathing thing. Now when he’s staring at you, with the heaving chest, I think it looks much scarier and much more intimidating. He looks like he’s about to do something fucking crazy. I added that and, from what I’ve been told by fans, because I sound like an asshole if I say it myself, it looked more natural. Sometimes, some of the guys before and after look like they’re acting, trying to be scary. I hope, if anything, that I made it look a little more natural and not forced.

for more, go to : http://rue-morgue.com/blog/archives/2012/01/13/sinister-seven-kane-hodder/

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Deadshot - 1/17/2012, 8:36 AM
Can someone please help me understand this mans huge Friday the 13th fan base? Out of his 4 Jason films that he did, only ONE of them was good, the other three are horrid pieces of trash and this is a fact people.
jessepostal - 1/17/2012, 9:50 AM
@deasshot, his were the worst but his Jason looked the best to a lot of people
StuckInPanels - 1/17/2012, 11:06 AM
@Deadshot and jesse....like many horror fans I seen the entire Friday the 13th series including the remake, which had its moments. Besides that, the way Hodder portrayed the character of Jason Voorhes was spot on, he gave the character a true sense of dread and terror. The others were just hulking hillbillies but Hodder gave the character this sense of pure evil. He got the walk, the stalk, the methodology of killing people that enter his domain.

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