Sunday, April 30

Movie Review: The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

Film Title: The Midnight Meat Train
Length: 1 hr and 40 Mins
Released: 2008
Genre: Horror and Mystery
Rating: R
Where I Got It: Netflix

A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.


This was a random find by a couple of my pals and me. What in the world did we just watch? What have we done? I blame Netflix honestly.

Now...this movie is about this photographer who stumbles across a terrible, terrible mystery. There has been people going missing on the 2 AM train. turns out it is a serial killer who is butchering people for a dark, dark reason.

Oh lord...where do I even begin? did this film snag some big and well-known stars? Bradley Cooper, Brooke Shields, Vinnie Jones, and so forth? Maybe they were bored? Maybe they all hit some hard times and needed a quick film to make a few bucks? Who will ever know really?

Second, the writers really need to rethink the title for a couple of reasons. The title sounds like a crappy porn AND the murders happened on the 2 AM train...not the midnight. So yeah - that doesn't make any sense. 

Next, the special effects left me rolling my eyes. If I had to label this aspect of the movie...that one word would be: cheesy. It made the 80's horror movies look pristine and real.

I think the best and only good part of the entire was the twist at the end. And no, no, there is no joke here, the twist was good. It certainly was very unexpected and made the rest of the story a hair better since it filled in all the potholes of the story. It also made the characters make sense especially the main baddie and his motives.

In the end...this was an interesting movie for sure. It was a hoot, but it also hurt my soul in lots of ways from the title to the special effects. However, the twist was the only sparkling thing in this heap. I do recommend watching this with friends. Well...there is little else to the end I'll give this 2 stars.