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No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. The film's original director, Patrick Tatopoulos , originally planned to shoot the film in in New York City and Montreal.
Tatopoulos left the production in and was replaced by Ryuhei Kitamura. Various locations, including the L. Metro subway system, were used instead. Barker was angry with Lionsgate 's treatment, believing the studio's president Joe Drake to be shortchanging other people's films to focus more attention on films like The Strangers , where he received a producing credit: "The politics that are being visited upon it have nothing to do with the movie at all.
This is all about ego, and though I mourn the fact that The Midnight Meat Train was never given its chance in theaters, it's a beautifully stylish, scary movie, and it isn't going anywhere. People will find it, and whether they find it in midnight shows or they find it on DVD, they'll find it, and in the end the Joe Drakes of the world will disappear. DVD and Blu-ray releases followed on July The site's consensus states: "A creative and energetic adaptation of a Clive Barker short story, with enough scares and thrills to be a potential cult classic.
There's an energy to the film's final 10 minutes that's unmatched in recent horror films, and Kitamura's penchant for hard-hitting action, while suitably controlled, is always just below the surface. Overall, The Midnight Meat Train is a simple, bloody, hardcore offering certain to satisfy fans of the genre. It's visually engrossing, the acting and story are mostly solid, and it has a great lead villain in Vinnie Jones.
It only falters in an illogical last act. No matter. The gore factor is selling point to the genre crowd, and they don't have to worry. Upcoming SlideShare. Like this presentation? Why not share! Embed Size px. Start on. Show related SlideShares at end. I have my own theory on what they are, but I could be wrong the short story never touches on this. I don't know if this is a film you need to see.
Once it goes to video, it may be more likely to be a second or third choice. As of early August, it is the only horror film in theaters and therefore a must-see for those who crave a horror experience in the theaters. But by next week, "Mirrors" is coming and will probably overshadow this one. I would like to scold the marketing people for keeping the publicity low, not releasing it to the main theaters, and more or less letting it die.
This is not a blockbuster, but it's better than most of that straight-to-video fare. By not giving it a fair showing in theaters, you have sealed its fate. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites.
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