Written by Scotty
Love can be a strange thing. Some people fall in love on a moment’s notice, while for others it can take a lifetime to find. Finding that one person you can truly connect with can be one of the hardest things for anyone to do, but once it happens, it will be forever. While most people are able to this without any extra ordinary circumstances, others have been drawn to it with life altering situations.
While driving with all of their worldly possessions, a happy but fighting couple are on their way out of town to find a place to start their new life. Being holed up in a little town for the night, the couple are pestered by a roaming band of thieves that just botched their last heist. Sitting and enjoying their dinner, they have become marked by the group with a trailer full of valuables parked outside of the diner. Without showing any fear, the man with no name is ready to attack, but is held back by his young companion.
On the drive back to their hotel, the couple is knocked off of the road and kidnapped for all of their financial information. The young companion, Betty cannot put up with the supposed lie she has been living while staying with the man and with a knife to her throat, she takes her own life before he can come to her aid. With losing his young lover, the man with no name takes out his attacker and needs to find his trailer and car again for what he has in them are worth more than what the thieves can fathom. Disposing of his attacker, the man with no name comes up with a way to be brought to the home where his possessions are being held that is both inventive and disturbing at the same time.
When the thieves open up the trunk of the couple’s car, they find a surprise that would change their lives forever. Emma Ward is pulled from the car, being kidnapped by the man with no name, she is trying persuade the group to leave before her stalker can find her again. The group is more focused on a reward that finding the young woman could bring and find themselves being the target of someone much more vengeful than they have ever seen before. With his prize on the line, the man with no name is drawn into the house and starts taking out each one of the group as he tries to locate and rescue his only love.
No One Lives takes you into the mind of a psychopathic killer that only has one thing on his mind and will let nothing get in his way to retrieve it. Having killed many people to be with Emma, the man with no name is well trained and does not offer anything to his victims as he is able to kill anyone at will. With the band of thieves looking for a payday when finding Emma, they do not believe that one man can cause much of a threat to them as they are fully loaded and ready to protect their new income source. Emma is threatened by the group, but once she sees the nameless man eyeing the house from the woods, she knows that the group does not stand a chance, but she may be able to escape while everyone is being killed.
A callback to the classic splatter fest movies. Blood flows across the screen while the nameless man takes the protection of Emma into his own hands. I love how disturbing the main character is in this movie and how open he is about what he really is, a psychopath. Looking to protect his love is the only thing on his mind and he stops at nothing to accomplish his goal. While Emma is drawn between the group and her hunter, she shows enough strength to do what she believes is right. Having been the victim of this man more than once, she has been hardened to the all of the situations that come her way thanks to the nameless man. She uses it and is not scared of the little things anymore and wants to take him on, once and for all. Stay Scared.