Official Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA, FRIDAY AUGUST 4, 2017 – Womp Stomp Films is excited to announce the release date for their Friday the 13th Fan Film “Never Hike Alone” will be FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017.
Written and Directed by Vincente DiSanti, Never Hike Alone stars Andrew Leighty as Kyle Mcleod, a young adventurist who, during a weekend excursion, finds the long lost remains of Camp Crystal Lake. Ignoring the campfire tales from his childhood, Kyle scours the camp in search for material sure to boost views for his weekly hiking vlog.
However, things turn deadly when Kyle discovers the camp’s long-standing resident JASON VOORHEES is much more than a local legend. Stranded in the forest with history’s most notorious serial killer on his heels, Kyle’s survival skills are put to the test like never before. Will he survive his long night at camp blood or become another in a long line of victims claimed by the cursed camp?
Produced by Barry Jay, Kyle Klein, Daniel Evans, and Sarah DiSanti, filming for Never Hike Alone began in October of 2016 and officially wrapped principle photography on July 17, 2017. The production cost roughly $40,000 and was partially funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year.
Originally slated to release in the summer of 2017, the production experienced a six week to due weather and scheduling conflicts at the start of filming which pushed back the release date.
The project is currently in post-production with a final running time still to be determined. However, after receiving countless requests from fans to extend the length of the film, the team is confident they have surpassed their original estimate of 22-minutes.
Never Hike Alone will release to the public for free via streaming sites like YouTube and Vimeo. The team is also in the process on arranging live screenings with more details to come.
To keep up with Never Hike Alone, visit www.wompstompfilms.com or follow Womp Stomp Films on various social media outlets @wompstompfilms.
Director, Vincente DiSanti and Lead Actor, Andrew Leighty are available for interviews upon request.