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Never Hike Alone (2017)

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A hiker's survival skills are put to the test, when he stumbles upon the remains of an old abandoned camp and discovers its long dark secrets.

Director:

Vincente DiSanti

Writers:

Sean S. Cunningham (characters), Vincente DiSanti (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Drew Leighty ... Kyle McLeod (as Andrew Leighty)
Vincente DiSanti ... Jason Voorhees
Katie Schwartz ... Deni Morgan
Robert DuBois ... Axel Macauley
Thom Mathews ... Tommy Jarvis
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Storyline

A hiker runs through the woods and run into the remains of recreational camp Crystal Lake, the camp as we all known as the home for the Friday the 13th episodes throughout the years. Apparently Jason still resides there as the hiker soon discovers. After that its Jason at its best again, as he joins up with his favorite weapon, the machete. Will the hiker survive or not, that's the question. So far only one ever did, not even Freddy Krueger. Written by Timo Benthem

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hiking | hiker | survival | tent | slasher | See All (110) »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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Jason Voorhees is played by Writer and Director Vincente DiSanti See more »

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[first lines]
Kyle McLeod: Check, check one, two. Hey everyone, Kyle McLeod here checking in on another glorious back-country adventure. This week we're gonna be adventuring through the Wessex County National Forest - is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the Catskills.
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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Run Like Hell
Written by Vincente DiSanti, Jake Gonsalves, Lenny Machado
Performed by Jake Gonsalves (as Gonsalves), Lenny Machado (as Machado)
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Never Hike Alone: Very impressive fan film
18 March 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Not that you'd know by the cover but Never Hike Alone is a Friday 13th fan film, in fact it's hard to believe since the whole thing looks so darn professional.

It tells the story of a guy making a video for his social media site, he's travelling through the forest and comes across the remnants of an all too familiar camp. Before he knows it he's being pursued by everyones favorite hockey mask wearing psychopath.

Now again let's be clear this doesn't look like a fan film and if you didn't know better could almost be confused with being an actual entry into the franchise.

Standing at around the 50 minute mark with fantastic production quality and including the return of Tommy Jarvis (Played by franchise alumni Thom Mathews) this is very impressive.

As much as I like Jason I've tended to find the Friday 13th series quite underwhelming. For the most part I've never thought they were bad, just not as monumental as most believe themselves. This however is very respectable and I'd love to see the creators get their hands on funds to make a feature movie (Even if it is about Jason).

The cast do a solid job, it's well scored and I'd consider it essential viewing for fans of the franchise.

The Good:

Looks and sounds considerably too good to be a "Fan film"

The Bad:

Jason was far too small

Weak ending

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Recording yourself breaking the law and then uploading it onto your social media page for the world to see makes perfect sense

We need more chokeslams through tables in the movies


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$18,934 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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