Many know him as Jason Voorhees, but you can get to know the real Kane Hodder behind the mask in the upcoming documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. Also in today's Horror Highlights is the trailer for the Wesley Snipes-starring The Recall, a new episode of the fun and frightening series Graves, and details on the Wizard World Horror Fest.

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story Update: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA May 9, 2017- Masterfully Macabre Entertainment (“MME”) announced today that they have put the final touches on their latest documentary, To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. This in-depth biographical documentary on horror icon, Kane Hodder, features interviews with cinema legends, including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark).

To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story has been submitted to some of the most prestigious and well-known film festivals around the world. Through a very successful Indiegogo campaign, Kane’s fans have made it clear that the horror genre is a sensation worldwide. With contributors from over 15 countries, To Hell and Back has obtained a diverse and widespread following. Masterfully Macabre Entertainment will present both domestic and international premieres and bring the highly anticipated documentary to audiences around the world.

To Hell and Back is a harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. After decades of watching Kane Hodder on screen, get ready to meet the man behind the mask in To Hell and Back – an uniquely human story about one of cinema’s most vicious monsters.

Masterfully Macabre Entertainment was founded in Los Angeles, California, and is the brainchild of Derek Dennis Herbert and Andrew Thomas Barcello. MME is a horror production company, focused on the niche market of documentaries profiling horror icons, unique feature horror films, and groundbreaking horror genre reality shows. “We want to bring cult phenomenon to mainstream audiences. Horror is in our blood; it’s a way of life, not just movies!” (Derek Dennis Herbert, Co-Founder of Masterfully Macabre Entertainment)

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The Recall Release Details & Trailer: Press Release: "Minds Eye Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller The Recall will premiere June 2nd, 2017 in Barco Escape’s panoramic, multi-screen theaters across North America. The Recall is breaking new ground for immersive cinema experiences as the first movie shot natively for Barco Escape to release in theaters.

On June 2nd, Minds Eye in association with SkyVR will also preview The Recall’s universe with Abduction, a 12-minute Virtual Reality short featuring Snipes that brings audiences into an alien invasion through the eyes of co-star R.J. Mitte’s (“Breaking Bad”) character. Following the VR release and a two-week exclusive theatrical window in Barco Escape, The Recall will open in select 2D theaters.

“Barco Escape is an incredible new way to watch movies and feel like you are completely inside the heart-stopping action we’re bringing you with our thriller,” says Wesley Snipes. “The Recall is setting the bar for how movies should create a mind-blowing experience for fans across all platforms.”

“We jumped at the chance to create one of the first films shot natively for Barco Escape, which is changing the way movies are experienced in theaters," stated Kevin DeWalt, CEO and Producer at Minds Eye Entertainment. “Our goal is to bring audiences unique, immersive experiences with The Recall. We can't wait for fans to join Wesley, RJ and our talented cast in this incredible universe director Mauro Borrelli created."

June 2nd release: Select Barco Escape theaters in the U.S. and the virtual reality short film The Recall Abduction

June 16th release: Select 2D theaters and VOD

Directed by Mauro Borelli, The Recall centers on a group of friends vacationing at a remote cabin lake house when aliens attack Earth. Charlie (Jedidah Goodacre) and his friends Brendan (R.J. Mitte), Annie (Laura Bilgeri), Rob (Niko Pepaj), and Kara (Hannah Rose May) are forced to rely on an eccentric and mysterious hunter (Wesley Snipes) with special knowledge of the attack, explaining this day has been prophesied for years.


Watch a New Episode of Graves: "Watch Season 2 of GRAVES every week starting April 2017.

The Morrigan recruits Jane; Jacob goes to Kate for a place to hide.

GRAVES is a gothic, manic-depressive fever-dream of a web series, that merges the genres of lo-fi relationship comedy, millennial drama, and 1990s supernatural television. GRAVES tells the story of a group of teenagers who band together to fight the forces of darkness, which bondes them for life. 10-years later, riddled with anxiety, depression and general discomfort towards normal life, these 29-year-olds struggle with their careers, relationships and all those other uncomfortable "adulting" things.

10 years after the group fought and won against a demon that rose out of the Earth, those demons are coming back for revenge. These "grownups" are going to have to work through their issues, get their lives together and hopefully kill a demon or two.

GRAVES was created by Terence Krey and directed by Terence Krey and Dan Fox (OH, INVERTED WORLD)."


Wizard World Horror Fest: Press Release: "LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2017—Horror fans across the country are in for a treat as Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) and Bloody-Disgusting (, the most trafficked horror site on the Web, are teaming to present the Wizard World Horror Fest, held in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Cons in select cities, beginning in Philadelphia, June 1-4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Programmed by Josh Goldbloom, founder and artistic director of The Awesome Fest, with whom Wizard World has previously collaborated on the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival and Brad Miska (co-founder of Bloody-Disgusting), the tour will feature special guests Q&A’s, horror icons, film premieres, repertory event screenings, meet & greets with actors, writers and directors and more.

Wizard World Horror Fest weekend all access passes are now available at a cost of $50 at with individual screenings and ticket prices to be announced later. Additionally, all Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia weekend (4-day) and VIP ticketholders will have full access to all Wizard World Horror Fest events.

“The launch of the Wizard World Horror Fest signals a new destination for fans of the genre at many of our Wizard World shows,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President & CEO. “They will have the opportunity to celebrate the great history of horror by meeting some of the all-time greats and viewing classic films, while keeping up with the latest developments and experiencing the fabulous, creative work that is a hallmark of this vibrant entertainment form.”

Kicking off on Thursday, June 1st & running through the 4th, the lineup for the first stop, Philadelphia, will include anniversary screenings of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER with special guest Kristy Swanson, THE MONSTER SQUAD with stars Andre Gower & Ryan Lambert, and perhaps the very best screening of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS of all time!

On Saturday, June 3rd at Underground Arts, the festival will host the ultimate DREAM WARRIORS celebration including a live commentary & Q&A with franchise star Heather Langenkamp followed by a very special acoustic show from Don Dokken, lead singer of the iconic rock band Dokken, who performed the infamous hit single “Dream Warriors” on the film's soundtrack. Fans can expect many more surprises & special guests throughout the evening. Tickets for this show are $20 and go on sale at 1 p.m., available by following this link:

The festival will also host the U.S. Premiere of DARK SIGNAL executive produced by Neil Marshall (GAME OF THRONES, THE DESCENT), and the Philadelphia Premieres of SUPER DARK TIMES (straight from its celebrated Tribeca Film Festival screening), FOUND FOOTAGE 3D (winner of the jury prize at Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival), & IFC Midnight’s 68 KILL starring CRIMINAL MINDS Matthew Gray Gubler, which received its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Stay tuned for more screenings, events, special guests and panels which will be announced in the coming days.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

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Single tickets schedule will be released on Wednesday, May 17th. All access badges are on sale now for just $50.

D: Fran Rubel Kuzui | W: Joss Whedon
A flighty teenage cheerleader learns that she is her generation’s destined battler of vampires.

D: Fred Dekker | W: Shane Black, Fred Dekker
A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

D: Chuck Russell | W: Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell
Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

D: Edward Evers-Swindell | W: Edward Evers-Swindell, Antony Jones
The spirit of a murdered girl returns with the message for the staff of a local radio station.

68 KILL (2017)
D: Trent Haaga | W: Trent Haaga
A hard-working man's inability to say no to beautiful women gets him in trouble when he agrees to steal $68,000.

D: Kevin Phillips | Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski
The '90s-set feature follows two teenage boys as they attempt to cover up a gruesome accident.

D: Steven DeGennaro | W: Steven DeGennaro
A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves IN a found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage."

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