No One Lives (2012) Movie Review
Director Ryuhei Kitamura (Baton, The Midnight Meat Train, LoveDeath, Godzilla: Final Wars) is really a great director and I love most of his work. He picked a really good cast for No One Lives. Kitamura also did a good job revealing unexplained things throughout the movie but you have to pay close attention and more so towards the ending of the movie. If you don’t pay attention you might be a little lost but overall its a great horror/action movie.
No One Lives is about a couple who runs into unexpected problems that turned out to be a really bad misfortune for them. Betty and Driver (Luke Evans - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fast & Furious 6, Ashes) is a young couple who got kidnapped by a group of thugs. They went on a roadtrip with their car and trailer looking forward to relocate, spends a night in motel, have dinner and got harassed by a thug and later got ran off the road by the same thug. Betty is tortured physically and mentally for an extended period of time. Betty commits suicide in front of Driver from the knife being held against her throat by one of the thugs. All hell broke loose and Driver escapes and starts a killing spree, killing all the people that were involved in their kidnapping. This group of thug realized a little too late that they messed with the wrong guy!!! The thugs found a missing girl in Drivers car trunk and then realizes that Driver is responsible for killing 14 teenagers at a party and kidnapping Emma (Adelaide Clemens - The Great Gatsby, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Vampire). Emma is a heiress to a large fortune of money.
No One Lives contains nudity, tons of violence, loads of gore, profanity, torture, sexual content, suspense, killing, kidnapping, comedy and did I mention lots of gory blood with a human body going through a meat grinder. The gore factor in this movie is not for the weak at heart. Don’t get me wrong, the whole movie is filled with suspense, but the first twenty something minutes and the last twenty something minutes is the best part of the movie that leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat.
Driver is the psychopathic killer in this movie and he did an awesome job at it whether he was killing someone, kidnapping or doing something else. The average person would not expect Driver to be the killer, he seems like the normal average Joe who occasionally falls in love with his stunning looks..
I would not recommend this movie to viewers who are expecting a Grammy movie, a well flowing script/movie or a movie for the family with kids. I do recommend this movie to all other horror fans who love gore, violence and all listed above. This was a really nice movie for a small budget film and I feel this movie could of really done well if it had the right marketing.
About No One Lives 2012
Starring: Gary Grubbs, America Olivo, Laura Ramsey, Bob Neill, Dane Rhodes, Lee Tergesen, Chris Carnel, Beau Knapp, Taylor Newman, Carl Palmer, Steve Alterman, Luke Evans, Richie J. Ladner, Lindsey Shaw, George Murdoch, Andrea Frankle, Rob Steinberg, Jake Austin Walker, Dalton E. Gray, Lenore Banks, Michael 'Mick' Harrity, Robert Wailes, Elena Varela, Garrett Hines, Ed Hoover, Adelaide Clemens, William Calvert, Derek Magyar, Derek Killebrew
Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
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