REVIEWS: Horror & SyFy — February 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm

REVIEW: I Didn’t Come Here to Die (2010)


A group of five volunteers, plus their coordinator Sophia (Emmy Robbin) are on a trip to the woods, preparing to work on a subject of humanitarian nature.

The deal is that a family of a girl, who was murdered, donates a piece of land, somewhere in the woods, to the U.S. volunteer core. It is planned to build a camp for underprivileged youth there.

Thus, Sofia and the rest of the group have a schedule to keep – spend the next couple of months in the area, building the camp.

However everything goes exactly the opposite way – rash decisions, unpredictability, horrific accidents – all this leads to unspeakable horror…

“I Didn’t Come Here to Die” is an interesting low-budget effort, that at first seems like another “teens in the woods versus something that is out there” type of film, however it follows a slightly different scheme.

Bradley Scott Sullivan, who wrote and directed the film tells us a story about human relationships that show – different characters sometimes just don’t go together, and sometimes it can even be deadly.

The acting in the film is bearable, while some actors clearly overact, others seem to do just fine within their character’s limits.

Emmy Robbin does a good job as Sophia, and steals every scene she’s in. Not surprisingly Robert Rodriquez cast her in “Sin City”, then in “Planet Terror”, and then in “Machete Kills”.

“I Didn’t Come Here to Die” also reminds of a few important lessons – one of which is simple safety.

Do you always take caution when using a chainsaw? Well, one of the characters in the film did not, and paid for it.

Speaking of special effects – they are pretty decent for a $100,000 movie (IMDb).

The film lacks enough of gore scenes for a slasher flick, but the ones that are in the film – are gory and they’re made well.

For t&a lovers – there are a couple of such scenes too.

Despite so many positive aspects for a low-budget indie film, “I Didn’t Come Here to Die” lacks clear idea of what is going on.

Without spoiling anything, it can be said that despite a simple idea of a humanitarian mission in the woods, the film doesn’t have a strong conclusion, ending rather abruptly.

Nonetheless, with minimum of resources, Bradley Scott Sullivan made an interesting film that is worth checking out at least once.



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