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The Midnight Meat Train (2008)Rating:
- Dylan = 7 / 10;
- Eloise = 8 / 10;
- Raoul = 7 / 10;
- IMDb = 6.1 / 10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 7.2 / 10;
The Midnight Meat Train (2008) Synopsis:
A young photographer, while taking pictures of the city, accidentally witnesses a murder and subsequently follow the murderer into the depth of New York’s subway.
The Midnight Meat Train (2008) Review:
The Midnight Meat Train is a film that caught me totally off guard, both by how strange, and how good it was. It starts as a slow thriller, with an interesting intrigue which our typical hero goes on to investigate. Suddenly, a massive killer appears and starts decimating people…wtf! The film is very gory, with tong ripping, tendon cut, etc. The gore is the best thing is that film because, aside from that, the story is relatively basic. You can really feel that it was inspired by a short novel, as there is not much depth into the characters, no evolution. The only good one is the main killer: The Butcher, a silent brutal and destructive killer that despite its simple look manages to be really creepy and intimidating. However, the total absence of background story to support him turned me off a little.
Knowing that is was based on a Clive Barker’s novel; I was at first surprised by the quasi-absence of fantastic elements. This exactly why the very end stupefied me. This supernatural twist really comes to spice up an otherwise rather classic slasher and makes it up for all the lengthy moments in the movie. Watch it to understand, it’s worth it.