‘Never Hike Alone’ is the Friday the 13th Movie I’ve Been Waiting For
It wasn’t that long ago that rumors began to surface about the next Friday the 13th flick being a Found Footage film. Of course, the vast majority of the internet threw a fit (like it does), and the idea was quickly walked back by studio execs. But I’ve often wondered what such a drastic spin on the familiar format would look like. We’ve been watching Jason stalk and kill teenagers in mostly the same ways for decades–would a little originality kill us?
NEVER HIKE ALONE is a short film (22 min) currently in the funding stages, and yes, it’s a bit of a slippery slope to seek funding to shoot a film around a property which you do not own–I get that. But the filmmakers are adamant that this is a work of Fan Fiction, and that no actual profit will be made. In fact, they’re looking to do a bit of good in the process. Here’s what the team has to say on the matter:
That’s swell and everything, but how good can a work of “fan fiction” really be? Well, according to the teaser trailer that the team put together–really fucking good. NEVER HIKE ALONE is the shot in the arm that the F13 franchise so desperately needs, and if we have to go through independent channels to get that creativity, then so be it.
Check out the teaser trailer below, then head over to the official Kickstarter page to donate if this is something that interests you. Sign me the fuck up.