Exclusive Interview: Kane Hodder Talks Friday The 13th, Victor Crowley And More

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Regarding his unexpected cameo in Freddy vs. Jason:

They say I wasn’t in Freddy vs. Jason. The filmmakers didn’t even know it, but I was in that movie. There was a scene where they’re at the insane asylum or whatever, the hospital, and there’s a movie playing on a TV set – and it happens to be Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3.

And there’s a scene of Leatherface doing something, and that’s actually me as Leatherface. I was the stunt double for R.A. Mihailoff for that movie and I was stunt coordinator. And so, they’re trying not to to put me in the movie, and I was still in it and they didn’t even know it.

Explaining the challenges that came along with making Friday the 13th: The Game:

What I look like when I’m doing motion capture for the game is totally different. I’m wearing spandex and I have motion sensors all over me, so it’s not the typical look of Jason. But then, I thought, once again, I’m going to be consistent to what the character has always been to me, regardless of what I look like. Just like with Jason X, regardless of the setting, I wanted to be consistent.

So, it’s interesting because we started the motion capture in January of 2016 and the most recent session we did was October of 2017, so that was a year and ten months off and on doing mocap sessions for the game – and there’s still stuff we’ve done mocap for that hasn’t been put in the game yet.

So, that was interesting because, in all my versions of Jason I played in the films, I never thought Jason should run because I just didn’t think it seemed right, so I never ran as Jason. But now, I’m doing motion capture for the game and I’m realizing that, in this stuff, you could play as Richard Brooker’s version from Part 3, and Jason ran.

So, here I was doing Jason moves and running. It was a weird thing playing Jason and going against what I always thought. But, you know, because you’re playing as a Jason that I never played in the film, I thought it was right to recreate a little bit of what the other actors did in their performance in the film because you’re playing Part 3 Jason and it needs to be consistent. That was part of the challenge of doing the motion capture: Staying consistent to characters that I didn’t play in the movies.

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