Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura

Stars: Vinnie Jones, Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields, Roger Bart, Barbara Eve Harris, Peter Jacobson, Ted Raimi

Leo is a struggling photographer living with his girlfriend, Mia, whom is a waitress. A friend of Leo's introduces him with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff. She wants to include his work in a group show, if he can get some more moving photos. He goes out to get some shots and saves a girl from being attack by a couple of thugs just to find out that she was murder later that night. He becomes obsessed with the case so he starts hanging out on the subway. He notices a butcher on the last train. He starts to follow him around. Leo starts to have nightmare about the butcher and the murder he witness him commit.

This movie is based on one of the stories in Clive Barker's book The Books of Blood. This is a flat out an under rated movie. They took a great story and made a good horror movie. They can even come close to do that today. It would have been a better hit if the movie was released to a larger audience at normal theaters. Only releasing this movie to dollar theaters was the most stupid idea I have ever heard of. Who wants to go through that much trouble and money to not try their best to get the big audience. Clive Barker has a big name in the horror genre. That all would get some people out of their houses to go and watch this movie. Have you seen the crap that has been getting all of the money at the box office? This movie could have at least made half of its budget back instead on making so little.

I love this movie. It was interesting with a great twist to the story. No, I'm not going to give any details about it. The killing were bloody, gory and graphic. The killer stayed emotionless and empty yet filled with rage with every single blow. The brutality kept you wanting more killings. It is just a great movie to watch. Go out and get you a copy. Enjoy.

The Midnight Meat Train (2008) Trailer

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