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The Midnight Meat Train Clive Barker is raising hell online, urging fans to lobby Lionsgate to give his latest production a major release instead of the embarrassed send-off...The Midnight Meat TrainMystery and Thriller, HorrorPT100MR Clive Barker is raising hell online, urging fans to lobby Lionsgate to give his latest production a major release instead of the embarrassed send-off...2008-08-08Brooke ShieldsLions Gate Films
Vinnie Jones, The Midnight Meat Train

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The Midnight Meat Train

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Horror; Starring: Bradley Cooper, Vinnie Jones, Brooke Shields; Director: Ryuhei Kitamura; Author: Jeff Buhler; Release Date Limited: 08/01/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 100; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Clive Barker is raising hell online, urging fans to lobby Lionsgate to give his latest production a major release instead of the embarrassed send-off it’s getting in discount theaters. We hate to side with the big bad studio, but The Midnight Meat Train — despite a great title — really does stink like month-old human flesh. Jones is a terrifically imposing villain as he slays and flays late-night subway commuters — but the gorefest shifts from a suspenseful ’80s slasher template to laughable fantasy/conspiracy mythology, culminating in a finale that redefines train wreck. D

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