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Film / Never Hike in the Snow

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Never Hike In The Snow is a Prequel to the smash-hit Friday the 13th Fan Film Never Hike Alone by Womp Stomp Films.

The story starts with young hiker Mark Hill going missing, and shows the reactions of Sheriff Rick Cologne, Tommy Jarvis, Mark's mother Diana, and regular deputy Allen Mabry and their attempts to deal with the problem.

It can be watched here.

This Fan Film contains examples of:

  • Actionized Sequel: Downplayed. Jason makes his first appearance and kill within the first five minutes, but the bulk of the film is a quiet, character-driven suspense-drama. While the film technically has the exact same body count as Never Hike Alone (two), the kills here have more lead-up, are shown onscreen, and contain copious gore effects.
  • An Axe to Grind: Jason kills Mark Hill with an axe to the face.
  • Annoying Arrows: Averted. Jason puts one through Mark's leg to cripple him before killing him.
  • Attack the Mouth: Jason kills Mark Hill this way, splitting his mouth a great deal wider with an ax.
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  • Bookends: The film opens and closes with Jason killing someone.
  • The Cameo: Mark Hill has one of Kyle McLeod's hiking videos open on his computer.
  • Call-Back: A few to the classic films.
  • Darkness Equals Death: Allen gets the drop on Jason in his shrine to his mother. The candles go out, and Jason vanishes before Allen can get his flashlight back on. Allen dies not long after.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Much differently than the usual Friday the 13th film. Jason is not unmasked through combat or mishap, but in a dream or hallucination by his mother, which also reverts him to child Jason.
  • Facial Horror: Two major counts:
    • Jason kills Mark by striking him in the mouth with an axe. Mark takes over a minute to fully die from this.
    • Jason kills Deputy Allen by shoving his own shotgun under his chin and pulling the trigger. Allen's face ceases to exist.
  • Hope Spot: Mark sees his car just a short walk away after Jason has put an arrow through his leg. Jason disappears, and Mark tries to rise to his feet... only for Jason to walk out from behind a nearby tree and deal the killing blow.
  • Legend Fades to Myth: Deputy Mabry doesn't seem to know anything about Jason, or his murderous rampages. Mark doesn't even recognize what Crystal Lake really was, even while photographing it.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Ghost Jason's TP again has no cooldown. Notably, he uses it when he's only technically offscreen because a room was suddenly bathed in absolute darkness.
  • Police Are Useless: Sheriff Cologne knows Jason's back, but won't (or more likely, can't) really do anything about it. His deputy makes an honest stab at it, but he doesn't know enough about Jason to actually help, and he's murdered when he goes to investigate.
  • Snow Means Death: It is called Never Hike In The Snow. It's wintertime, so Camp Crystal Lake is covered in snow and ice. Few who venture inside come back out.
  • Spiritual Successor: The film is a Distant Sequel to Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, tossing casual references to the characters and events of that movie, and featuring two of its major characters (Tommy Jarvis and Rick Cologne).
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: Jason uses a bow and arrow at the start of the film. Because he's Jason, to devastating effect.


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