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[EXCLUSIVE] Kane Hodder Joins 80’s Slasher Game ‘Summer Camp’

Gun Media has revealed the man behind the mask in their upcoming 80’s themed slasher game Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp, and it’s a name that fans of the Friday the 13th films should easily recognize. Kane Hodder — Jason Voorhees himself — will be donning a different mask in this game, but his duty will be the same: kill, kill kill.

“Honestly, who else could we have chosen for the role of the killer?” explains Wes Keltner, co-creator of Summer Camp. “Several people have worn the mask, but in our eyes, there was only one. Kane has the body type, the presence and demeanor that personify the unrelenting, undying killing force we’re after for Summer Camp.”

With Kane Hodder and FX legend Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead, From Dusk till Dawn) involved, I don’t understand why the world hasn’t exploded already.

“Everyone has their own skills. One of mine happens to be killing people on screen. When Wes and the team behind Summer Camp came to me, I jumped at the chance to bring my skills to gamers around the world. Combined with the fact that Savini is on board and Manfredini is doing the soundtrack? This is a no-brainer.”

Hodder gets it.

Summer Camp is one of a handful of upcoming horror games we have to look forward to in what looks like a slasher game renaissance.

It’s getting a little confusing though, with the similarly titled Splatter Camp, the recent announcement of a Friday the 13th video game, and the issues it’s had with Last Year.

This isn’t the kind of mess that slasher fans have come to expect from the genre, but if we can get a few great horror games out of all this, it’ll be worth it. With everything it has going for it, Summer Camp isn’t likely to disappoint.



  • Bouncy X

    now i just feel weird, dirty and wrong for being a little aroused by that screenshot or promo art.

    • BloodyMcFlipp

      I tried really hard not to write a comment like that.

    • diapers

      The screenshot now adorns my desktop wallpaper.

  • diapers

    I wonder what they will use him for? Only thing that comes to mind would be body and movement mapping? Certainly not voice acting, since his embodiment of Jason involves very few vocalizations. Sure, Hodder makes a good Jason (if you like zombie-Jason), but anyone who has seen his speaking roles on other films knows he ain’t gonna win an oscar.

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  • Hell-Scorpion

    Yay! I always wanted to be brutally murdered by Kane Hodder.

  • Harley Mitchel Dirk

    I can sort of understand why Hodder and Manfredini are involved, but what the hell can Savini contribute to a video game?

    • marklola12 .

      that’s what I was thinking lol, it sounds like they are doing a crappy 90s style game using live footage or some crap :/

    • Bouncy X

      he’s probably designing the deaths, so whatever sketches and things he’d normally do for physical live action but it’ll be applied to the game characters. of course now they wont be limited by an actor’s real body so i’m sure they’ll have fun with it.

      • Harley Mitchel Dirk

        That would make sense. It just seems weird to have an effects guy attached to a video game.

        • Walter Silvy

          hes also a production designer so he wil designs the settings and what not as well

        • radbadger

          why is that weird ? how is a video game any different than a movie? If he is good enough for major horror movies , he can most definitely help making gore for video games that need it. Art is art and his Art is movie gore, He has the eye for it.

          • Harley Mitchel Dirk

            How is it weird you ask, how are video games different then movies you ask… Well… First, I remember Tom Savini primarily as a makeup effects guy. In order to do makeup effects you need a person. Secondly video games are completely computer generated whereas a live action movie films well… Live action. I’ve two people address my confusion already so if you insist on being a twat find someone else.

          • radbadger

            aww your so cute , twat. haha. your such a butt hurt little boy insulting people on the internet. your cute dirk diggler.

          • Harley Mitchel Dirk

            But hurt eh, whatever you think man.

    • Rob

      Well he is Sex Machine so i mean who better to help with sex scenes?

    • Bouncy X has it right, but I thought I’d throw my two cents in anyway.

      Savini has a lot to offer to a project like this. When I worked on Dead Space 3, we had some FX guys go in to teach the artists new tricks. Getting gore right isn’t easy, so having someone available with his experience can prove extremely useful.

      • Harley Mitchel Dirk

        You worked on Dead Space 3, huh that’s neat.

        • Briefly, but I learned a lot. The Dead Space team is good people.

  • marklola12 .

    anyway why does this say EXCLSUIVE when this has been on other sites that were before bloody posted it lol

    • It was a very, very brief timed exclusive. I didn’t realize this until after this had been posted, so while it’s technically an exclusive, it’s only barely so. I posted this at 11am, I think the embargo lifted for the other sites at noon.

      So there you go, an inside look at the inner workings of embargoes, exclusives, and “exclusives”. 😉

  • Waveboy

    Looks at poster pic…..”I’ve got a bonerrrr”

  • judeau13

    I can’t wait for this game! Although at this point I’m not sure why Cunningham and company don’t try to buy this game and make it the new official F13 game? Without seeing any real game play footage this game already has enough nerd cred to sell a ton of copies with the F13 logo attached.

  • Ravinus

    Sweet ass

  • ThunderDragoon

    How did they get all these people involved? That’s crazy lol. Definitely looking forward to this.

  • William H Powell

    but will it have titties?

  • Justin McGill

    I get more and more excited about this game but we’ve seen next to nothing on it. How far off is the game? And while the 80s tone is awesome we have no idea about the mechanics of the game.. Details please???!! Speaking of the F13 GAME though. With the movie being pushed back will the game be delayed too?

  • Nice ass.

  • Victor

    I’m all up for it!!! As long as it’s released for actual gaming consoles like my PS4 🙂

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Hodder, Savini, and Manfredini? I’ll buy this the day it comes out.

    • baronterror

      Exactly my friend. I would hope that an official F13 Game could be this developed & created with love and respect. It almost has to be an “inspired by” rather than literal to give them the freedom to keep what made F13 great, while evolving it in a way that makes sense for a video game.

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