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Old 02-04-2009, 02:54 AM #1
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Midnight Meat Train




Let me get straight to the point, this has to be one of the most bad*** horror movies that never made it to widescreens across the country. If you haven't seen it, make it a priority. It had the budget of a widescreen release, yet the major studios dumped it.

DVD is released on the 17th. Vinnie Jones has to play one of the most bad *** villains I've seen in a while. The ending doesn't blow either.


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"Hello my friends,

Clive Barker here. I wish I could be with you in the flesh to talk with you, but I’ve got a battle on my hands here in Los Angeles. So Tony’s kindly agreed to share this letter to you.

To be perfectly honest, I need your help: As you may know, last year I was the executive producer of a movie from one of my BOOKS OF BLOOD stories, called THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN. Ryuhei Kitamura directed it and he did a superb job. The film is scary, stylish and very violent, which is just fine by me. I’m very proud of it.

But there have been signs for a long while that Lionsgate, the company releasing the movie, was going to screw around with it. Release dates were changed and changed again. And my phone calls to the people at Lionsgate, asking for answers, were not returned.

I was finally told that Lionsgate only planned to open the movie in a tiny number of theaters—somewhere between 100 and 300—run it for a week, then put it on DVD.

In other words, they were going to dump our movie.

This has nothing to do with the quality of our picture. In fact, it is happening to a number of other movies in Lionsgate’s hands, many of which were guided into production by a great friend of horror movies, Peter Block, who left the company several months ago.

It was his exit that caused our present situation. A new man, Joe Drake, replaced Peter Block and—as happens so often in Hollywood—I believe he decided to trash all the projects Peter Block had supported.

It seems not to matter that a lot of very talented men and women sweated to create this picture—knowing that all the horror fans who see it, will love it. It’s being dumped because of company politics. Simple as that.

So…

I’m fighting back.

And I’m asking you now to fight with me.

If you want to see THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN on the big screen the way it should be seen, please contact Joe Drake at Lionsgate and tell him your feelings.

Here’s how to do it:

You can contact Joe Drake directly at jdrake@lionsgate.com or call the main switchboard at Lionsgate, which is (310) 449-9200, and ask for Joe Drake’s office. You can also get the information from my official website, which is www.clivebarker.info.

Please be polite in your protest. We don’t want to worsen the situation by making our attacks personal.

Thank you all so much for listening and thank you for supporting my books and films over the years. I promise to try to keep bringing you the best work I can do.

Finally, let me thank you in advance for helping us to get THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN running to our fans across America.

My love to you,

And best wishes,

As always,

Clive"

The best part of the movie is when some black thug goes up to him and says "Dam you the white boy Forest Gump!" then proceeds to be slowly dismembered throughout the pursuing fight.

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Old 02-04-2009, 03:03 AM #2
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It was a very good movie. It was one of Clive Bakers short stories, and normally his movies do go un-noticed except for a few as far as the silver screen goes. One of the better horror movies lately.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:01 AM #3
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I don't understand why people liked this. It was just awful. The blood was even digital, UGH.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:14 PM #4
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It has Vinnie Jones, it has to be ok.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:54 PM #5
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The title makes me giggle.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:54 PM #6
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This title is deceptive, I was hoping for something more porn related...
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:03 PM #7
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the eye ball scene is hilarious.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:09 PM #8
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I think I saw the trailer during Rambo or something and everybody starting laughing at the title
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:45 PM #9
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the eye ball scene is hilarious.

I thought the part where the big black thug calls him Forest Gump was brilliant, the film mocking itself in a way.

Overall it had some serious gore. Probably one of the goriest films I've seen in a long time.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:22 PM #10
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I don't understand why people liked this. It was just awful. The blood was even digital, UGH.
I agree. I thought it was horrible.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:43 PM #11
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I thought the part where the big black thug calls him Forest Gump was brilliant, the film mocking itself in a way.

Overall it had some serious gore. Probably one of the goriest films I've seen in a long time.
yeah, i was surprised at how gory and how light the movie took itself. too bad LG didn't get behind it. And yeah, the title sounding like a gay porn is equally hilarious.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:51 PM #12
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haha when i first heard of this movie I was like, "what the ****."

Honestly, what was going through everyones minds when they heard the new title to their movie.

"hey guys, lets start shooting our new movie... The Midnight Meat Train."

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Old 02-04-2009, 11:24 PM #13
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sounds like a porno
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:02 PM #14
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I liked the short story, I hope it translates well to the big screen.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:35 PM #15
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Really bad. I'm a Clive barker fan and I didn't like it. Rampage Jackson scene rofl
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:32 PM #16
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movie sounds like a porn flick.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:06 PM #17
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sounds like a porno
sounds like a gay sex act...
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:30 PM #18
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I watched this movie with a friend on halloween.... stupidest movie i have ever watched in my life.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:26 PM #19
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watching online right now.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:16 PM #20
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Saw the trailer for this on the Saw V dvd. Looks...interesting.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:41 PM #21
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Decent movie, I foresaw the ending near the beginning of the movie though.
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