Unmasking a horror film icon

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Kane Hodder has been dubbed ‘cinema’s most prolific killer’ for the long list of on-screen murderers he has portrayed over the last 40 years. He is best known as the man behind Jason Voorhees’ iconic hockey mask in the Friday the 13th franchise. Kane started out as a stunt performer but his career was almost over before it even began when he suffered severe burns in a fire stunt that went horribly wrong. He tells Jo Fidgen how he recovered and despite it almost killing him why, under highly-controlled conditions, he still loves setting himself on fire. Kane is the subject of a documentary called To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story. Presenter: Jo Fidgen Producer: Thomas Harding Assinder Picture: Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees Credit: Alamy

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