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The Midnight Meat Train 2008

  • Ryûhei Kitamura
  • August 7, 2008
  • 98 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The most terrifying ride you'll ever take
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.


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Nothing special. I expected something atmospheric and tense but it was just average slasher with crazy cgi

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Honestly I didn't think that it could be as good as it turned out to be!
When I started to watch it my guess was that I was about to see a film that it would simply be a carnage with not too much plot (not that it would have been a bad thing, if made it in the right way) and, partially, is it like that... gorefest and blood spilling all around but also an interesting background for the whole story, for the reasons behind the slaughtering.
Plot is solid and actors are good.... also some really interesting filmaking choices.
Gladly surprised :)

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