No One Lives

No One Lives

Ryuhei Kitamura (2012)

82min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The Midnight Meat Train director Ryuhei Kitamura continues his American gothic adventure with this ingenious, ultra-stylish shocker that upturns genre conventions for an unexpectedly rousing experience. After screwing up a mansion heist, hillbilly robbers take out their frustration by mugging a couple in a car instead. Bad idea. Because the driver (charismatic Luke Evans) is a mass murderer with a kidnapped heiress in his clutches. From there on in, it's psychos vs psycho in a taut, tense cat-and-mouse chiller that sees each side attempting to outdo the other in terms of entrapment, torture and terror. Kitamura's skilfully told, pitch-black comic strip boasts some stunning carnage, creative deaths and full-bore gore - watch out for the "skin overcoat" disguise - while Derek Magyar is more than a match for Evans in the maniacal acting stakes. Genuinely striking and unnerving, the film manages to ramp up the fright factor to such overly intense levels that uneasy laughter provides the only release.

Summary

A gang of criminals kidnaps a couple and holds them hostage at an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. As the crooks' plans start to unravel and they end up killing one of their captives, they come under attack from a mysterious psychopath who intends to make sure no one gets out of the building alive. Horror, starring Luke Evans and Adelaide Clemens.

Cast & Crew

Driver Luke Evans
Emma Adelaide Clemens
Hoag Lee Tergesen
Betty Laura Ramsey
Flynn Derek Magyar
Tamara America Olivo
Denny Beau Knapp
Amber Lindsey Shaw
Director Ryuhei Kitamura
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Anchor Bay FilmsGuidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene, nudity.Available on: DVD
Drama