I Didn’t Come Here To Die is almost a teen horror flick (I think they may be slightly older, but that makes little difference to the story). A group of young people head off to an improbably remote location to begin setting up a summer camp for underprivileged children. Alcohol is smuggled into the campsite, too much is imbibed and a combination of clumsiness, sexual tension and paranoia lead to the inevitable gore fest.
I Didn’t Come here To Die is directed by Bradley Scott Sullivan (his directorial debut) and stars a cast of relative unknowns and newcomers.
These include Indiana Adams (Friday Night Lights), Kurt Cole (Up and Down), Niko Red Star (The Devil’s Gravestone, The Judge), Madi Goff (A Thousand Cuts) and Travis Scott Newman (Live Fast, Die Young).
Despite their combined lack of experience the cast actually do very well with what little they are given to work with in the way of script. It is stilted and predictable, but the acting is good and there is plenty of latex and fake blood (some quite artful grouting in places).
All in all, watching I didn’t Come Here To Die is a reasonably enjoyable experience, which leaves you with two inescapable conclusions.
- If you are going to bury a body, don’t do it in the middle of a stand of trees where there are loads of roots and do try to dig a hole more than 4 inches deep.
- Some people simply do not deserve to have eyeballs.
I didn’t Come Here To Die is available to buy on DVD from 15th April 2013