‘Never Hike Alone’ Prequel 'Never Hike In The Snow' Announced With Plans For Three Sequels!

The greatest Friday The 13th fan film of all time, Never Hike Alone, debuted in October of 2017 and set the bar high for what fan film features could provide the Friday The 13th community and served notice to the film industry that the driving force of the IP of the franchise was indeed the fans. The film empowered a number of independent filmmakers and artists to set out and make their ultimate vision of a new Friday The 13th film, many of which will debut today and continue to be released through 2020.

With many of our readers and fans across the globe asking for a follow-up to Never Hike Alone, it seemed inevitable that a sequel would be announced sometime in the near future, and what better day to do so than today, Friday The 13th!

Wompstomp Films will not only begin a new crowdfunding campaign for a follow-up film to Never Hike Alone, but also have designs on three more films after that to complete the Never Hike Alone story! The first film to to go into production will be a prequel titled Never Hike In The Snow. The film will be set three months prior to the events of the original film and will take place during the winter season and in snow!

The new film brings back Thom Mathews as Tommy Jarvis and welcomes two other Friday The 13th alumni to the cast. Vinny Guastaferro will reprise his role as Rick Cologne from Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part VI, but now as Sheriff of Crystal Lake. Douglas Tait, who played Jason Voorhees in the end sequence of Freddy vs Jason, will now play Jason once again, taking over duties from the film's original Ghost Jason, Director Vincente DiSanti.

With the cast set and the prequel Never Hike In The Snow ready to be financed and produced for release in March 2020, what else can fans expect for the continuing saga and direct sequels to Never Hike Alone after the prequel is complete? Read on for the details of the entire web series!

Never Hike Alone II: Never Hike Again
20 years after the last sighting of Jason Voorhees, Crystal Lake resident and former victim Tommy Jarvis still lives with the haunting notion that Jason will one day return.

Never Hike Alone III: Jason Takes Crystal Lake
Jason returns to Crystal Lake in pursuit of his long time nemesis, Tommy Jarvis, and adventure blogger, Kyle McLeod, who have retreated to Wessex County Medical to recover from being attacked.

Never Hike Alone IV: The Final Hike
Armed with the answer to finally destroy Jason, the survivors of the attack on Crystal Lake return to Camp Blood to put an end to the death curse once and for all.

All of these films being produced are contingent on our readers and all Friday The 13th fans joining in and contributing to the Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign that has just gone live this morning. If you want to see the entire Never Hike Alone Saga completed, please visit the Indiegogo page and be part of this exciting chapter in the Friday The 13th community!

There's one more surprise from WompStomp Films for the fans! A brand new music video is now available to watch below titled Never Hike Alone: Disappear. Check that out below along with the official press release.

Los Angeles, CA, September 13Following years of foreboding silence, Jason Voorhees made an unexpected return to form in Never Hike Alone, the highly celebrated Friday the 13th fan film from Director Vincente DiSanti and his team at Womp Stomp Films. Now armed with a cast of franchise veterans, the Womp Stomp team is setting out on their most ambitious venture yet: a multi-part saga that aims to bring the story of Never Hike Alone to an unprecedented conclusion.

Beginning in the early Winter of 2020, Womp Stomp Films will release four additional entries into the Never Hike Alone Web Series, kicking things off with a winter-set prequel. Never Hike in the Snow is set 3 months prior to the events of Never Hike Alone and follows the strange disappearance of Mark Hill, a Crystal Lake local who went for a hike one day in the dead of winter and never came home. DiSanti explains, “We thought it would be fun to kick things off by answering Friday the 13th fans call to see a Jason story set in the snow.”

In the months following Never Hike In The Snow, production will begin on three additional entries: Never Hike Alone II: Never Hike Again, Never Hike Alone III: Jason Takes Crystal Lake, and Never Hike Alone IV: The Final Hike. Each entry will continue where the previous left off and feature a slew of horrifying kills at the hands of Jason Voorhees. “Rather than attempting to fund and produce an entire feature, we decided to break the acts into episodes that will range from 20-30 minutes, each featuring its own crowdfunding campaign and self-contained budget.”

Andrew Leighty is set to return as adventure vlogger Kyle McLeod and will be joined by a talented cast of Friday the 13th alumni including Thom Mathews (Tommy Jarvis, Friday the 13th Part 6), Vinny Guastaferro (Sheriff Rick Cologne, Friday the 13th Part 6), and Douglas Tait (Jason Voorhees, Freddy vs. Jason), who will each play a critical role in the saga.

Bringing this ambitious project to life is where the Friday the 13th community comes in. Utilizing the power of the Indiegogo platform, Womp Stomp Films intends to raise the funding for each episode by offering exciting perks, exclusive Blu-Rays, and other rare opportunities as a thank you for helping realize their creative vision. The first campaign launches Friday the 13th of September, 2019, and aims to raise $50,000 in an effort to create one of the most impactful and exciting fan-funded projects to date.

The Never Hike Alone saga is a non-profit Friday the 13th fan project created by Vincente DiSanti and Womp Stomp Films. They are in no way affiliated with Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Entertainment, or any other Friday the 13th franchise rights holders. Additional funding raised by the production will be donated to the Penny Pines Reforestation Project and the JD Martz Recovery Fund.