New Animated Friday The 13th Fan Film Coming Later This Year


With our readers still clamoring for a new Friday The 13th film to eventually be released by the current rights holders, fans have been producing their own independent films to be released for streaming, free of charge, the past several years. Some great content has entertained the fans recently, but now an exciting project was just announced that will bring Jason Voorhees into a unique and largely unexplored media, animated film.

Womp Stomp films will be releasing an animated short film later this year titled Never Hike Alone: Ghosts In The Fog. Hopefully this will open the door to more projects like this for Friday The 13th. Please read on for more information on the production.

Los Angeles, CA- July 5, 2022) Womp Stomp Films has teamed up with Mako Animation Studio to bring Jason Voorhees into the animated world with an upcoming Friday the 13th fan film titled “Never Hike Alone: Ghosts in the Fog.”

Set years prior to the events of 
Never Hike Alone, the 2D animated short film follows a group of hikers who get lost in an unearthly fog and accidently wander into Camp Crystal Lake, and feature the voices of Luciana Faulhaber, Deigo Valenzuela, and Vincente DiSanti as the hikers.

DiSanti, who is also directing, said this about the project. “This is an exciting opportunity for our studios and Friday fans to do something unique in the genre. I spent many years in feature animation pushing for more horror related content. This is a passion I have been pursuing for a long time.” 

The concept for the project began shortly after Womp Stomp Films announced Never Hike Alone 2 would be moving production and release dates to 2023. The decision was not easy to make, but necessary to ensure a smooth, cost-wise production.

“It was a hard decision to delay Never Hike Alone 2, but we knew it was the best move for the project. Being able to work on this animated short during the downtime has become a blessing. I am very thankful to Juan Rivera and his team at Mako for partnering with us. Both studios are highly motivated to deliver something fans have never seen before.”

As of July 5, 2022, 10 special perks will be added to the Never Hike Alone 2 Indiegogo In-Demand campaign to help support Ghost in the Fog’s production and raise bonus funding for Never Hike Alone 2. Fans who donate are eligible to get their names in the credits, along with several other brand-new perks including an opportunity for select backers to get their name and likeness added into the film.

Already in pre-production, Ghosts in the Fog is set to release in the Fall of 2022 and pave the way for more animated collaborations to follow. “Ghosts in the Fog is just the beginning. If fans respond to this as well as we hope, we’d like to follow up by raising funds for our original animated horror comedy, “Ghost Chicken.”

Fans looking to back Ghosts in the Fog on Indiegogo can do so HERE.

About Womp Stomp Films

Founded in 2016, between a small group of passionate filmmakers, Womp Stomp Films has since grown to more than 150 collaborators and become a multi-film award winning independent studio. They produce their own original and fan film content as well as collaborate with a network of filmmakers from all over the world to assist them with their productions. 

About Mako Animation Studios

Founded by Juan Rivera in 2015, Mako Animation Studio is a Mexico based independent studio with a focus on 2D animation and bringing unique stories to life by way of a collection of diverse and creative talents. Mako Animation collaborates with other studios at home and internationally, supporting animated projects of all shapes and sizes.