Today is horror legend Kane Hodder’s 64th birthday so to celebrate we’re going to look at some his lesser known work outside of Camp Crystal Lake and Honey Island Swamp.
The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
Kane was part of the stunt team on Wes Craven’s sequel to one of his early breakout hits pre-Elm Street.
House, House II & House III (1985, 1987 & 1989)
Wes Craven was big friends with Sean S. Cunningham (ironically the creator of Friday the 13th) and no doubt the late horror maestro had a word in Cunningham’s ear as just a year later he became stunt co-ordinator on the haunted house horror and its next 2 sequels.
This was Hodder’s first work with the late John Carl Beuchler as he worked stunts on one of Renny Harlin’s first American feature, which led to him getting the gig for Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Beuchler and Hodder would meet again soon after at a delightful summer camp with a very deep and dark lake.
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1990)
Fresh from 2 turns as Jason Voorhees, Hodder returned to horror a year later as stunt co-ordinator on the much maligned third entry in the Chainsaw series. At least it was better than the Next Generation though….
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Although uncredited Kane helped out with stunts in the third entry in the ever popular action series starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson.
Batman Forever (1995)
The beginning of the end for the original Batman movie series, Hodder helped out with stunts as Batman battled the Riddler and Two Face.
After helping out with Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever Hodder would make a return to the superhero sub-genre in the mid noughties with stunt work on the floundering adaptation of Daredevil starring Ben Afleck.
If there are any other lesser known films of Kane’s that we have missed please let us know in the comments.