In the unholy trinity of immortal horror movie icons that more or less defined the genre in the 80s, Jason Voorhees may frighten me the most. He’s the unstoppable force and the immovable object, whereas Michael is mostly the former, and he shares Freddy’s talent for creative kills without having to rely on any of those fantastical dream powers.
Of the numerous actors that have contributed to his epic legacy, Kane Hodder was the first to bring a personality to his physicality. It’s his involvement — and special make-up effects creator Tom Savini — that will guarantee the Jason we see in Friday the 13th: The Game will be the real thing.
All Hodder needs to do is make it through mocap.
That photo was taken after a recent motion capture session left Hodder with a bruised tricep that looks gnarly even by stuntman standards. He’s healing just fine, according to a post on the game’s Facebook page that doesn’t mention which of the Big J.V.’s trademark kills Kane was recording when it happened, unfortunately. Did Jason kill anyone with his tricep?