Rick McCallum, Editor

I am excited to say that our cover story is Kane Hodder, Co-Founder of the Hollywood Ghost Hunters, and a true horror film icon. He has played Jason Voorhees in four Friday the 13th movies, starting with part 7. He is also Victory Crowley in the four Hatchet films. Kane has the distinction of having killed more people physically that anyone in movie history, and in his interview he tells a story that he has never shared,, until now!

We also have the story of my visit to the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings Nevada. It turned out to be one of the most intense hunts I’ve ever been on. I also introduce you to PSI, the Pioneer Saloon Investigators, headed by Jill Padovese who is an absolutely hilarious person.

As a special Someone You Should Know I had the privilege of interviewing Tom Danheiser, the Senior Producer of Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, and he is definitely one of the good guys.

We have many other features and stories, so check them out! Enjoy!

 

To Hell and Back

 

Kane called me and asked if I would go to a screening about his life story, and he wanted me to be brutally honest in my assessment of the film, so I headed down to the theater to check it out. In full disclosure I am also in it so I wanted to see it for myself.

 

AT THE THEATER

I am sitting in the last row of a small theater in Los Angeles where I just finished watching To Hell and Back, the Kane Hodder Story, and it is hard to put into words what I’m feeling. I feel like I have just been in a fifteen round fight.  I’ve known Kane since we both worked on Lone Wolf McQuade in 1982, and he has become one of my best and most trusted friends, and I can’t believe what I just saw. I had no idea some of the awful things he went through, and as I sat here watching there were times when I got very angry, and very sad listening to his firsthand accounts of the bullying he put up with as a kid, and then the detailed story of the accident that damn near killed him.  I was mesmerized watching this documentary, the emotions that it puts you through are hard to describe, all I can say is if you only watch one documentary, make sure it is this one!  And I can’t help but feel very proud for Kane, he not only overcame some very serious obstacles in his life, he actually knocked them down and went on to become not only a world renowned horror icon, but more importantly a well-respected man by those who know him, you could tell as celebrity after celebrity told their opinions of him and I don’t think you could ask for much more than that.

MY ANSWER TO KANE ABOUT THE FILM?

I watched with a very critical eye, because that is what Kane wanted, and honestly I wouldn’t change a thing, it’s that good. If it doesn’t win a few festivals, I’ll be very surprised.