‘No One Lives’ Movie To Scare Select Theaters In May

A No One Lives movie release has been slated for select theaters on May 10, Fangoria reported Saturday.

The horror magazine noted that the feature, directed by Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus), first appeared at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 to somewhat mixed reviews.

Since then, the WWE Films production following a gang of ruthless criminals, who get more than they bargained for out of a serial killer, has been picked up by Anchor Bay, Variety added.

Starring Luke Evans, America Olivo, and WWE wrestler Brodus Clay, the film’s antagonistic gang take a young couple hostage in an abandoned house. After the woman is killed, the tables turn as the gang becomes outsmarted “by an urbane and seasoned killer,” the Fangoria report read.

Also starring are Adelaide Clemens, Lindsey Shaw, Lee Tergesen, and Derek Magyar.

The No One Lives movie release will target these major markets: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, Houston, Detroit, and Baltimore and could expand from there.

Along with the recent announcement that home invasion horror film You’re Next (a holdover from 2011) would be finding new life this year after a high-profile showing at SXSW 2013, No One Lives has proven to be an example of horror films’ long shelf life.

And perhaps no film better represents this fact than Evil Dead, which is slated to release a highly anticipated remake on April 5. The Evil Dead remake is the latest in a series of films that date back to 1981.

Upon initial release, few theaters would touch it, and decent home video copies were not available until the mid-to-late 1990s due to the graphically violent content.

And on-screen violence has been something in which filmmaker Kitamura specializes. Just watch his Midnight Meat Train, an adaptation of the Clive Barker short story, if you’re worried No One Lives will skimp on the blood and guts.

Are you excited about the 2013 crop of horror films? Will you be able to attend the No One Lives movie release when it hits select markets?