Kane Hodder Plays Leatherface In New Video Game Based On ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’

by Thomas Tuna

That massacre in Texas just got kicked up a notch.

Just yesterday, Horror News Network reported that Gun Interactive was teaming up with Sumo Nottingham to produce a brand-new video game based on Tobe Hooper’s 1974 slasher classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

And now, another bombshell. Kane Hodder–who has already handled the stunt work for Leatherface in 1990’s LeatherfaceThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre III–has signed on to perform the motion capture work for the iconic character in the video game, according to collider.com.

Hodder is perhaps best known for his portrayal of another unforgettable horror character–Jason Voorhees, in four of the Friday the 13th films. In fact, Hodder even provided the motion capture work for Jason in Gun Interactive’s  Friday the 13thThe Game.

Hodder said in an interview that he was the stunt double for R.A. Mihailoff’s Leatherface, “but I did quite a few scenes because there were scenes with a live chainsaw near the actors, so, to cover themselves, they had to have a stunt person do that.”

In discussing the video game, which does not yet have a release date, Hodder revealed that gamers will have “more than one killer you can play as,” adding that it will be fascinating to “be able to play as different family members doing the killing. So, it’s not just one killer–you have to watch your back everywhere.”

The video game is described as an “authentic gaming experience based on the 1974 film” and an “asymmetrical multiplayer horror experience for PC and ninth-generation gaming consoles.”

This project will add to Hodder’s already impressive horror resume. The actor/stuntman also has played Victor Crowley in the Hatchet series and worked Freddy Krueger’s famous glove in Jason Goes to HellThe Final Friday.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre franchise.


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