Midnight Meat Train
Leon is a photographer who wants to get a career in art photography. When he finally gets a chance to show his work to an art gallery owner, he gets the comment that he should go for more raw pictures that show more of the dark side of the city. As such, he starts wandering the streets and the subway at night and when he one day sees a huge man in a suit he finds the man interesting and starts following him. It quickly becomes clear there’s something strange going on with the man but Leon has no idea what he’s gotten himself into…
Sound and Vision:
The images look cold and hard which perfectly suits the atmosphere of the movie. Compression errors are down to a minimum and the amount of detail is quite high although some of the darker scenes could use some more.
The sound does a nice job by supporting the cold and gruesome atmosphere, the surround speakers are used when necessary (mostly for music and environment sounds) and dialogues are never a problem to understand.
– Anatomy of a Murder
– Clive Barker: The Man Behind The Myth
– Mahogany’s Tale
Three short features that cover the weapons used for the killings, go deeper into Vinnie Jones’ character and finally have Clive Barker talk about himself, his stories and his paintings.
Midnight Meat Train is based on a short story by Clive Barker (Hellraiser) and does an excellent job in being a terrifying horror film. There are hardly any “scare” moments but instead you feel a constant pressure of unease and some of the murders are filmed in a way that you’ve never seen before. Fans of horror should definitely check this one out as Vinnie Jones does a fantastic job in portraying the cold killer/butcher Mahogany while saying only one word in the entire movie. Excellent!