MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 196 this week

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  7 August 2008 (Russia)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 43,699 users   Metascore: 58/100
Reviews: 189 user | 168 critic | 4 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (short story "The Midnight Meat Train")
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 19 May 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 08 Aug 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 04 Jan 2014
 
a list of 49 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

The Midnight Meat Train (2008) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Midnight Meat Train.

User Polls

4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school... See full summary »

Director: Georgina Lightning
Stars: Adam Beach, Tantoo Cardinal, Bradley Cooper
Case 39 (2009)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.

Director: Christian Alvart
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane, Jodelle Ferland
Book of Blood (2009)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A paranormal expert discovers a house that is at the intersection of so-called "highways" transporting souls in the afterlife.

Director: John Harrison
Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Sophie Ward, Clive Russell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

An ambitious woman with an odd upbringing struggles to find herself amidst juggling two guys she's dating. Even though both guys know about each other and are complete opposites, jealousy ... See full summary »

Directors: Morgan Klein, Peter Knight
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Colleen Porch, David Gail
My Little Eye (2002)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras. Each has their reason for wanting to be there - fame, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Evans
Stars: Sean Cw Johnson, Kris Lemche, Stephen O'Reilly
The Comebacks (2007)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is... See full summary »

Director: Tom Brady
Stars: David Koechner, Robert Ri'chard, Carl Weathers
Versus II (2000)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Hideo Sakaki, Chieko Misaka
No One Lives (2012)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Luke Evans, Gary Grubbs, Adelaide Clemens
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.

Director: Phil Traill
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church
Baton (2009)
Animation | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Aya Ueto, Kane Kosugi
Bang Blow & Stroke (Video 2008)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Brian Spitz
Stars: Rainn Wilson, Will Arnett, Jason Sudeikis
LoveDeath (2006)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Shinji Takeda, Nori Satô, Eiichirô Funakoshi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Driver
...
Detective Lynn Hadley
...
Otto
Stephanie Mace ...
Leigh Cooper
...
Randle Cooper
Nori Satô ...
Erika Sakaki (as NorA)
...
Guardian Angel
Dan Callahan ...
Troy Taleveski
Donnie Smith ...
Station Cop
Earl Carroll ...
Jack Franks
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The most terrifying ride you'll ever take

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 August 2008 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,394 (USA) (1 August 2008)

Gross:

$73,548 (USA) (8 August 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nori Satô's character "Erika Sakaki" shares the last name with one of director 'Ryuhei Kitamura''s regulars, Hideo Sakaki. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Driver: I envy you.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Insomnia
Written and Performed by Jimmy Wilsey (as James Calvin Wilsey)
Courtesy of Lakeshore Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
An unexpected gem of gore
21 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie expecting very little and I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised. This is a well written film that uses tension effectively. The set is dark and atmospheric and the plot engages with unexpected angles. The characterisation is particularly good. Vinnie Jones excels as a mysterious psychopathic figure without any dialogue. Cooper is also good as the curious photographer seeking the perfect shot. You become involved with Cooper's journey and although his character is not likable, he is interesting. The film is a complete gore-fest although in a chillingly cold way. The violence lacks the passion of Hostel but this only heightens the effect. The three marks missing from my rating are purely because of the extremely poor ending. I will be disappointed at Barker if this is how he finished his story as it is much more fitting of Stephen King and his inability to write a decent finish. Definitely worth a watch though!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why did this have to be super natural? hasherz
Looking for other movies involving supernatural subway occurances prushik
Queer theory? lilacblossom89
Researching excessive cinema mermaidspoison
Why did the driver save Mahogany from the Beret guy? ArkhamsMostWanted
Kind of a silly question....but blood on the train? chris-4180
Discuss The Midnight Meat Train (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?