A Friday the 13th fan film just made $13,000 in 20 minutes and Paramount was worried that no one would pay to see a real one. We’re pretty sure this suggests otherwise.
We told you about Never Hike Alone back in October, ahead of playing it as part of our own World of Death web series last month. From Womp Stomp Films and director Vincente DiSanti, the 50-minute short is easily the very best Friday the 13th fan film ever made, managing to be suspenseful, scary and incredibly well made all around.
“The short follows Kyle, an avid backcountry hiker who, while on a solo backpacking trip, discovers the long lost remains of, you guessed it, Camp Crystal Lake. Ignoring the campfire ghost stories from his childhood, Kyle’s curious nature draws him in to see what is left of the camp since it was closed after the infamous Friday the 13th murders that took place in 1980. Stranded alone in the middle of the wilderness, with a legendary mass murderer on his heels, Kyle’s survival skills are put to the test like never before.”
The fan-funded short is now headed to Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and limited edition VHS thanks to an Indiegogo that has already, despite just being launched today, FAR exceeded its goal amount of $13,000. In fact, that $13,000 was raised in just 20-minutes earlier today, and a total of $21,951 has now been donated by 554 backers.
That number is growing by the minute, so it’s surely way higher already.
Perks are selling out fast, so be sure to make sure you reserve your copy while you can. After the campaign ends, you will never be able to purchase a physical copy again.
Head over to the Never Hike Alone Indiegogo campaign to grab your copy!