To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

HoTS Review: To Hell & Back: The Kane Hodder Story

The Kane Hodder StoryHorror fans know the name Kane Hodder. Many also know the story of his burning accident. This past Friday, the highly anticipated film on Hodder’s life was released. To Hell And Back tells the story of Hodder’s life.

The horror icon and author Michael Aloisi released Unmasked, an autobiography of Kane Hodder in 2011.  It was in that book that readers discovered how events unfolded on that fateful July 13th in 1977. For years, Hodder told those who asked several versions of the incident. The book and documentary reveal in detail the actual event and photos. It’s no coincidence that director Derek Dennis Herbert chose July 13, 2018, as the release date this year. A Friday The 13th on the anniversary of the accident that nearly took Kane Hodder’s life seemed appropriate.

To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story

To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story

On to the film itself, which is fantastic by the way. The film has interviews which include: Robert Englund, Bruce Campbell, Cassandra Peterson, Adam Green, Felissa Rose, Harrison Smith, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Michael Aloisi and Kane’s family, just to name a few.

Adam Green in To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story  Kane Hodder and Robert Englund in Atlanta / Image: Derek Dennis Herbert

Kane then describes growing up and talks about the bullying he experienced as a child. He then speaks on how that incident led him to not believe in his own self-worth. Kane and close friend Steve Nappe discuss their 40 plus year friendship that began on the island known as Kwaj. Kane visits the hospital and doctor that he credits for saving his life after his accident. For the first time, fans see Kane Hodder become emotional when discussing aspects of his life. Viewers also hear friends in the industry speak at lengths how Kane Hodder became the ambassador for the horror movie with his appearances and sense of humor.

Kane Hodder / Image: Derek Dennis Herbert

The movie is a perfect compliment to those who have read the book, however, it explores deeper into the psyche of the man credited with more on-screen kills than anyone in history. Those who have met Kane will be reminded of their encounters. For those who still consider meeting the icon a bucket list item, the movie fuels that fire.

Kane Hodder / Image: Derek Dennis Herbert

Overall Grade: A+

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