No One Lives

  • 18
  • Ryuhei Kitamura (2012)
  • US
  • 86 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

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.

Plot 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 and crew

Cast

Driver
Luke Evans
Emma
Adelaide Clemens
Hoag
Lee Tergesen
Betty
Laura Ramsey
Flynn
Derek Magyar
Denny
Beau Knapp
Tamara
America Olivo
Amber
Lindsey Shaw
Harris
Gary Grubbs

Crew

Director
Ryuhei Kitamura

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Anchor Bay Films
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, a sex scene, nudity.
Released 6 Sep 2013
Categories
Drama

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