The Midnight Meat Train
The Midnight Meat Train is a 2008 horror film based on Clive Barker's 1984 short story of the same name, which can be found in Volume One of Barker's collection Books of Blood. The film follows a photographer who attempts to track down a serial killer dubbed the "Subway Butcher", and discovers more than he bargained for under the city streets.
Leon is a photographer who wants to capture unique gritty shots of the city. He is crushed when, instead of giving him his big break, gallery owner Susan criticizes him for not taking enough risks. Emboldened, he heads into the city's subway system at night, where he takes pictures of an impending sexual assault before saving the woman. The next day, he discovers she has gone missing. Intrigued, he investigates reports of similar disappearances. His investigation leads him to a butcher named Mahogany, who he suspects has been killing subway passengers for the past three years.
|genre||fantasy horror thriller|
|keywords||abandon big break body part break capture crush gallery owner human body human flesh kill meat hook morning murder sexual assault subway train swing|
|producer||Clive Barker Eric Reid Gary Lucchesi Jorge Saralegui Richard Wright Tom Rosenberg|
|publisher||Lakeshore Entertainment Lionsgate|
|theme||monster movie psychological thriller serial killer slasher splatter transport|