20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story

United States, 2017 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2018
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Thu, Apr 19 11:59 PM Buy


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 (FRIDAY THE 13TH series) and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. Featuring interviews with cinema legends, 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 a uniquely human story about cinema’s most vicious killer.

ScreamFest Horror Film Festival 2017
Chattanooga Film Festival 2018

Derek Dennis Herbert is the co-founder of Masterfully Macabre Entertainment. Herbert is a filmmaker and director, with years of filmmaking experience and several financially successful independent documentaries under his belt. His keen vision and directing abilities captured the rawest moments and brought this documentary to life. Director of the short film THE TOY, and the TV series SO SOCIAL, TO HELL AND BACK is Herbert's feature debut. 

Kane Warren Hodder is one of the most prolific cinema serial killers in American history. He is an actor, stuntman and author. Hodder is best known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees in four films from the FRIDAY THE 13TH  series; FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN, JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY, JASON X, and the video game FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME. He is also known for his role as Victor Crowley in the HATCHET series and played the students of Leatherface in LEATHERFACE: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III.

press for To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story

"And the film is a harrowing tale, centered on a man who can engage simply with his life-stories. I mean, not everyone can be this interesting..."
- Horror Freak News


Documentary / Horror

108 minutes


Derek Dennis Herbert

Executive Producers
Andrew Barcello
Derek Dennis Herbert

Andrew Barcello
Derek Dennis Herbert

Zachary Hunter

Jonas Friedman


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