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The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

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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.

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(screenplay), (short story "The Midnight Meat Train")
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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Detective Lynn Hadley
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Otto
Stephanie Mace ...
Leigh Cooper
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Randle Cooper
Nori Satô ...
Erika Sakaki (as NorA)
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Troy Taleveski
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Station Cop
Earl Carroll ...
Jack Franks
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Storyline

The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she analyzes Leon's work and asks him to improve the quality of his photos. During the night, the upset Leon decides to wander on the streets taking pictures with his camera, and he follows three punks down to the subway station; when the gang attacks a young woman, Leon defends her and the guys move on. On the next morning, Leon discovers that the woman is missing. He goes to the police station, but Detective Lynn Hadley does not give much attention to him and discredits his statement. Leon becomes obsessed to find what happened with the stranger and he watches the subway station. When he sees the elegant butcher Mahogany in the train, Leon believes he might be a murderer and stalks him everywhere, in the beginning of his journey to the darkness. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The most terrifying ride you'll ever take

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody gruesome violence, grisly images involving nudity, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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7 August 2008 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,394 (USA) (3 August 2008)

Gross:

$83,361 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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In the 2012 film "Silver Linings Playbook", Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper walk by a theater showing " Midnight Meat Train", which starred Cooper. See more »

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When Leon is showing Maya the newspaper article dated December 19, 1895, a closeup of the newspaper shows a column of copy containing the words, "bikini-clad babes and tanned hunks". Putting aside the unlikelihood of that style of news-writing in 1895, the term "bikini", as regards clothing, was not coined until the mid-1940's. See more »

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Leon Kauffman: I just didn't imagine that you would be the kind of person to say "whoa".
Susan Hoff: I'm not. I don't. I haven't said it since high school.
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Referenced in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) See more »

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Big Black Sky
Written by Jason Harsin
Performed by Chaser
Courtesy of Lakeshore Records
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I like this one very much
19 February 2012 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

For starters, I must mention almost perfect direction and camera work. Then comes the acting and all other technical aspects of the movie (especially the choice of colors and light). Very, very good. It sort of sucks you in the story and the atmosphere with a perfect sense of measure. Yes, it is a horror (a lot of blood and slashing, actually, but not scary) and also a fantasy and a psychological drama. The story is very well balanced and if you don't know what's going to happen, you'll be surprised by the twist. This is one of those movies that pass almost unnoticed by the larger audience and achieves almost cult status among not only people who know the genre, but also among those who have seen many movies and know how to appreciate a good work. Both by Mr. Barker (story) and Mr. Kitamura (director).


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