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Publisher's Summary

Unmasked documents the unlikely true story of a boy who was taunted and beaten relentlessly by bullies throughout his childhood. Kane only escaped his tormentors when he moved to a tiny island in the South Pacific where he lived for all of his teen years. After living shirtless in a jungle for a while, he headed back to America where he fell in love with doing stunts - only to have his love burn him, literally. For the first time ever, Kane tells the true story of the horrific burn injury that nearly killed him at the start of his career. The entire heart-wrenching, inspirational story of his recovery, the emotional and physical damage it caused, his fight to break back into the industry that almost killed him, and his triumphant rise to become a film legend are told in Kane's own powerful voice. Take a peek inside the head of the man behind the mask. Be inspired by his triumphant comeback, and laugh at his on-set hijinks as you unmask the world's most prolific cinematic killer.

©2011, 2015 Dark Ink Audio (P)2015 Dark Ink Audio

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Excellent Book

It was an honor hearing Kane tell his story. It made it extremely personal and it was like having a conversation with him face to face.

I am so glad I found this gem!!!

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  • 04-30-18

Unexpected, Honest, and Great

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I know many horror movie fans and I believe they will like or love this book.

What other book might you compare Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer to and why?

None. I cannot think of many actors or people associated to Hollywood who would be as open and honest as Kane Hodder.

Have you listened to any of Kane Hodder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, he has no other audio performances.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction, but there were many headshaking moments as well as head shakers and chucklers.

Any additional comments?

I had no idea Kane was from the same area I am and I did not know about his horrific burn accident and subsequent medical torture.

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Love it

Loved every minute of this book. Even though some parts made me wanna puke and some made me cry.

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Absoultely Amazing

this was, by far, one of the best books to cross my path in a very long time. I have been a fan of Kane Hodder since I was a teenager but this book made me fall in love with him all over again and in a completely different way. I don't mean that in any other way but with the upmost respect. his story and journey are such an inspiration. outside of my own father and husband, i cant think of a better example of a real and true man!!! kudos to you Kane! keep kicking ass and taking names later!

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The real Jason, The real man behind the mask!

This book was absolutely phenomenal. If you like horror movies and subject matter there in you will find this book definitely hard to put down. I truly enjoyed the narration by the actual author. I think personally it gives more credibility to the story. More importantly the thing I enjoyed the most about this book was the message if you have a dream go for it! I can't wait to meet you in person someday Kane!

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An unexpected inspiration

I got this audiobook expecting to hear behind the scenes stories about Friday the 13th. what I got instead was a surprisingly deep and inspiring book about a man who overcame tremendous obstacles in his life while he pursued his passion. And Kanes narration just makes the experience hit that much harder. It inspired me to start following my own dreams again. I hope I can one day meet Kane Hodder and thank him for this uplifting and inspiring experience.

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Kane Hodder is the man

I've always been a huge fan of Kane's since Friday VII, but I had no idea about the man behind the mask. From his bullied upbringing, to tragic accidents, to life saving people who went above and beyond. This book made me laugh, think and cry on several occasions. This is a must read for any fan.

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I love Kane

I just love Kane Hodder. He opened up so much and it just made me love him more! What he has been through and how he shares that strength with us as both a performer and as a person is inspiring.

Thanks Kane and Mike!

Oh, and Kane, can’t WAIT for you and Steve to choke me at the same time again like you did when I spent the afternoon with you at your table in Worcester MA’s Rock & Shock 11 years ago! Thank you for that day. It’s amazing when you can meet a teenage crush in your 30’s and find that he’s just as badass, dead sexy, and 100% gentleman, as you always hoped. Thanks for being awesome and not some conceited ass or lecherous douche. You and Steve were just funny, kind, and cool to hang out with. ❤️❤️❤️

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Worthy of your time

If you’re a horror fan you will love this book. Kane Hodder is a horror legend, a hell of an interesting person with a great life story. I was a fan of Kane’s work and I can say after meeting him and listening to his story I’m now a fan of Kane himself.

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WOW!

Finally Jason speaks for the first time. Interesting from the first word to the last. Makes me like this guy even more.

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  • 05-13-15

Fascinating look at the life (so far!) of Kane

What made the experience of listening to Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World's Most Prolific Cinematic Killer the most enjoyable?

It was a nice balance of family history, stories, details and anecdotes that never dragged.

What did you like best about this story?

The horrific yet fascinating detail of Kane's accident was grueling to listen to, I can't even imagine what it was like to go through for real! Yet it never felt as if it were shocking for shock's sake. It was very well put across.

What does Kane Hodder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

It's always great to hear an author read his own story, and despite some fleeting moments where it felt like he was reading (which of course, he was), most of the time it felt like Kane was just talking to you. I like that.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Jason's back!

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Having Adam Green read his own introduction was a nice touch. All in all it was a great look at Kane's life and profession, I'd listen to him again for sure.

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  • 04-27-20

Horror tastic

Really enjoyed how the story was told. Really interesting and shocking and told you about the movie world

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  • Rickgrimes30
  • 05-28-19

Absolutely fucking brilliant!

Been a fan of Hodder for over 20 years and this just made me an even bigger fan. Very inspiring!

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  • 04-19-19

Great book for Friday 13th fans

Great book. Kane is such a bad ass.

Very sad in parts - being bullied and hearing how he got his burns is horrible to listen to.

Great hearing how he got into the business.

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Met him once and his such a nice bloke.

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  • 07-22-18

Amazing

The story of kane hodder is a incredible one, a sad, a triumphant one and most importantly a killer one

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  • 04-22-18

Mr Vorhees....

A great insight into the man that made Jason and my childhood fears. Loved it.

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  • carrie M.
  • 01-14-17

Amazing

Loved it so much and would definitely recommend. You can hear the passion for what he does come through as he tells his tale.

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  • Laura
  • 11-17-16

legend

great book, read excellently by Kane himself, the movie trivia is awesome and the story of his burn accident is genuinely horrific. he reads all the nasty stuff with a weird mix of gravitas and glee. a horror legend :)

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  • 07-15-16

amazing book. im gonna have to listen to it again.

amazing book. im gonna have to listen to it again. kane hodder is one of the nicest men ive ever met

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  • 07-08-17

Amazing

this was amazing Kane's life is amazing and his struggles really show why he is worth looking up to.