Duane Jones as Ben in Night of the Living Dead, and David Emge in Dawn of the Dead, Must now Share the Horror Stage With a New Icon, Kane Hodder as Ike in Exit 33
The groundbreaking terror that audiences savored while watching the iconic Duane Jones portray Ben as he battles bloodthirsty zombies in Night of the Living Dead will live on in our tortured psyches for generations to come. The classic Night of the Living Dead established an entire cult of zombie lovers and launched countless other zombie movies into the adoring public eye. Zombie movie games, zombie costumes, zombies in general became a part of pop culture and classic horror. The sequel, Dawn of the Dead, which starred David Emge as the hero Stephen, gave audiences exactly what they were craving; the same tight character plots, subtly shifting loyalties, contained resources, and lots and lots of bloodthirsty, seemingly unstoppable zombies. Although David Emge's version, Dawn of the Dead, takes place mostly in a barricaded mall, the original Night of the Living Dead, (Duane Jones), takes place in a scary farmhouse.
There is something uniquely and satisfyingly terrifying about a scary, deserted farmhouse. Maybe knowing we are out in the middle of nowhere with no help in sight is what leaves our toes curling and our hair on end. Whatever it is, Kane Hodder has captured it and used it to throw a blanket of terror over everyone who watches Exit 33, one of the year's top horror thrillers. Kane Hodder first claimed the hearts of horror junkies with his famous portrayal of Jason in four consecutive editions of Friday the 13th. Kane Hodder has once again stolen the horror stage in Exit 33 with his portrayal of Ike, the super creepy gas station owner who has an obsession with beautiful women's eyes, and keeping those eyes as his own. Ike's ruthless abduction, torture, and subsequent murder of his victims gives you the spine tingling flavor of Hostel and the Saw series. Kane Hodder's paralyzing performance as Ike in Exit 33 is sure to be every bit as thrilling and memorable as his eternally terrifying portrayal of Jason in Friday the 13th.