April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th: In Search of Jason Voorhees at Shock Stock 2012

Today is Friday the 13th, and in a little over an hour, I will be heading to London, ON for SHOCK STOCK 2012.

Aside from the many other awesome guests and screenings that will be happening this weekend, a big draw for me is to go meet Kane Hodder (aka. Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th VII-X) in person at Canada's only stand-alone horror convention.

Hodder, who also plays Victor Crowley in the Hatchet films, will be on hand with author Michael Aloisi, who co-wrote Hodder's 2011 biography Unmasked and the making-of journal The Killer & I.

Hodder and Aloisi are also hard at work turning The Killer & I into a web series for FEARnet. You can get involved by contributing to the show on Kickstarter:
Go from being a fan to part of the industry by funding the horror world’s first reality web-series starring horror icon, Kane Hodder and writer, AuthorMike!
The Killer & I follows the horror industry's odd couple, Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th part 7-X, Hatchet 1,2) and AuthorMike (the author of Unmasked and The Killer & I from which the show is based) as they cause havoc while touring the United States and Europe on their book tour. 

The Killer & I, a web-series that will air on FEARnet has decided to film an extra three episodes for the first season of the show, to bring the total to a frightening 13.  Being that the show is being made for horror fans, Kane and Mike decided to give back to the fans by inviting them to be part of the show themselves. 

The money pledged will go towards filming extra episodes, shooting a new gory opening to the show and making the fans an integral part of the series by putting YOU, the fan, into some of the episodes.  While all pledges will be thanked on the show’s website, others will get their name in the credits and some lucky fans will have the option of appearing on the show! 

The entire purpose of Kane and Mike working with KickStarter is to give back to the fans by letting them be a part of the world they love so much.

So I'm off in search of Jason Voorhees himself. Hopefully Hodder won't harm me since I mentioned his book and FEARnet show, but if I don't make it back, look for my mutilated body at the bottom of Crystal Lake.