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Cast: Alison Monda, Alicia Mendez, Ivey Bronwen, Tabitha Bastien, Keiko Green
A year after Addison Davenport’s husband was found murdered in their home, the emotional wounds are still raw and gaping. On this devastating anniversary, Addison’s in-laws generously offer her their summer cabin as a healing retreat. With her four best friends in tow, Addie sets off for this idyllic spot, deep in the woods, to find some peace and possibly even some fun. But it soon becomes clear that the girls are not alone, as each is savagely captured and terrorized. One of them is hiding a dark secret, for which their tormentor plans to exact a brutal revenge. Before the night is over, what began as a carefree road trip will descend into a shocking bloodbath of malice and butchery.
"Run, Hide, Die" tells the story of Addison who still struggles a year after her husband was found murdered. With the one year anniversary approaching she receives flowers and a letter from her in-laws telling her that the families cabin is open for the weekend if she wants she can go with her friends to relax and have a good time. So she gathers four of her best friends and they head out for a wild weekend of fun. But things are not always as they seem and their fun weekend plans quickly turn into a fight for survival.
The film had some good ideas but in the end it failed because of several reasons. For starters the characters are poorly written. Done of Addison's friends seem to care how she is feeling a year after her husband was murdered. All they want to do is party. And those same characters act very unrealistically when the action starts, the screaming they were doing was beginning to drive me nuts to the point where I couldn't wait for them to die.
Secondly, the villain, I was not very impressed with the killer. The girls had plenty of opportunities to over take the killer but they never seem to be able to. I am purposely avoiding giving ahead who the killer was so not to ruin the film for those that want to see it but you will get what I mean when you watch the movie.
A few good things about the film, the story does have a few surprises up its sleeve and it certainly goes for the shock factor which works to an extent. The effects were also well done. What the film needed the most was a better script and characters, the cast did a fine job with what they had to work with but I just couldn't care about any of them.
So, in the end "Run, Hide, Die" was a bit of a mess. It does have a few things going for it but not enough to make up for the bad writing. Available now on DVD, you can order it HERE.
Released by Image Entertainment
** Out Of *****