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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")
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Leon
... Maya
... Susan Hoff
... Mahogany
... Jurgis
... Driver
... Detective Lynn Hadley
... Otto
Stephanie Mace ... Leigh Cooper
... Randle Cooper
Nori Satô ... Erika Sakaki (as NorA)
... Guardian Angel
... Troy Taleveski
... 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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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody gruesome violence, grisly images involving nudity, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Lionsgate [United States]

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Release Date:

7 August 2008 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,394, 3 August 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$83,361

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,533,227
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2.35 : 1
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In its official North American release, the film opened in one hundred two discount theaters, also called "dollar theaters" for their very low admission prices, rather than at regular first-run cinemas with normal ticket prices, which was a factor in its poor opening weekend box-office earnings. See more »

Goofs

When Maya is searching through Mahogany's bathroom, at one point the white t-shirt of a crew member is visible in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode dated 30 January 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am Controlled By Your Love
Written by Willie Clarke & Clarence Reid
Performed by Helene Smith
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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A great Horror thriller of 2008
23 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

A great movie i must say. Its been a long time there comes a movie that hits you in head. I mean literally. This is perhaps the most under-rated horror movies of the 2008. The reason might be the gruesome violence and the nature of it. Surely this is not for the faint of heart. The movie has a great storyline and the more you see you more you are involved within and you have to see the ending. I won;t comment much on the story. You have to see it to believe it. But i will say that it is not to be missed. and trust me you will think twice travelling in subway at midnight after watching this great piece of horror genre.


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