The Creepiest, Most Convincingly Horrific Performances of all Time; Kane Hodder (Ike) in Exit 33, Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal Lecter) and Jodie Foster (Clarice) in Silence of the Lambs, and Jack Nicholson (Jack Torrance) in the Shining
Throughout the evolution of the dramatic suspense and horror genre, there have been iconic moments and movies that have captured the entire collective attention of generations. Even if you've never seen the Silence of the Lambs, chances are you've heard someone quote Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of Hannibal Lecter by making a reference to "fava beans", or the famous scene where Jame Gumb instructs his victim, "It rubs the lotion on it's skin, or else it gets the hose again." As the gutsy but vulnerable Clarice, Jodie Foster gives one of the most celebrated performances of her career in Silence of the Lambs. Audiences watch it captivated horror as her solid, capable exterior wavers and melts before the intensity of the evil that exudes from every word uttered by her nemesis, Anthony Hopkins.
Jack Nicholson similarly gave a stunning performance as Jack Torrance in the psychological thriller The Shining. As Jack Torrance, Jack Nicholson convincingly transforms into a man tortured by outside evil influences until he unknowingly performs acts of torture and abuse on those he holds most dear. Such stunning performances as Kane Hodder in Exit 33, Jack Nicholson in The Shining, and Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster in the Silence of the Lambs have changed the way we view horror movies. Now they really can be all in your head.
Although hidden behind a mask as Jason from Friday the 13th, Kane Hodder has a distinctive, menacing body movement, a piercing glare that came through even from behind the famous Jason hockey mask, and was able to convey a sense of threat with the simplest gestures and body posture. The fact that many fans recognized him from Exit 33 as the same actor in Friday the 13th movies, even without ever seeing his face, is a telling feature of his talented skill as a horror actor. Rest assured, Kane Hodder brought every ounce of his terrifying acting ability to bear in Exit 33. For those who love the supremely creepy, psychological acting that can be found in a well-performed horror thriller, Kane Hodder in Exit 33 will be sure to exceed your wildest expectations.