October 29, 2012 13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2012: Night #11 The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
The Midnight Meat Train (2008) is a good follow up to the movie from last night. If that one gave you trouble you may want to give this one a pass, but this one is heavier on blood, less on screaming, and death comes swifter. The title is extremely indicative of what the movie is about. A photographer named Leon sets out to take better pictures for a prospective employer and stumbles onto a string of disappearances. He's seen the killer but needs to prove it and that only proves to be trouble...
Bradley Cooper plays Leon and can also be seen in Case 39 (2009). Leslie Bibb plays Leon's girlfriend Maya. Leslie has been in The Skulls (2000), and Trick 'r Treat (2007). She will also be in 7500 (2013) with Scout Taylor-Compton, and Hell Baby (2013). Brooke Shields appears as the woman Leon wants to work for and she was in an episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989) (TV). Roger Bart was cast as Leon and Maya's friend Jurgis. Roger has been in Hostel: Part II (2007), Medium (2005) (TV), Grimm (2011) (TV), and April Apocalypse (2012). Peter Jacobson from Transformers (2007) plays Maya's boss Otto. Dan Callahan plays Troy Taleveski and was previously in The Mothman Prophecies (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007), and Untraceable (2008).
Vinnie Jones plays the mute killer Mahogany. Vinnie can be seen in Swordfish (2001), X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2006), The Bleeding (2009), and The Cape (2011) (TV). Tony Curran plays the subway driver. Tony's credits include Blade II (2002), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Night Stalker (2005) (TV), Underworld: Evolution (2006), Medium (2005) (TV), Primeval (2007) (TV), and on Doctor Who (2005) (TV) as Vincent van Gogh. Barbara Eve Harris plays Detective Lynn Hadley. Barbara can be seen in episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1991) (TV), The Outer Limits (1995) (TV), and Ghost Whisperer (2005) (TV), as well as recently in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Also in the film is Ted Raimi as Randle Cooper. Ted has been in The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (1987), Shocker (1989), Darkman (1990), Candyman (1992),Army of Darkness (1992), was a regular on SeaQuest DSV (1993) (TV) and wrote an episode, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995) (TV), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) (TV), Wishmaster (1997), The Attic Expeditions (2001), Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Grudge (2004), Masters of Horror (2005) (TV), My Name Is Bruce (2007), Spider-Man 3 (2007), Supernatural (2005) (TV), Drag Me to Hell (2009), and the forthcoming High Midnight (20XX).
Ryűhei Kitamura directed The Midnight Meat Train and has no other pertinent credits. Jeff Buhler wrote the screenplay and also no credits to list here. The Midnight Meat Train was based on the story of the same name by Clive Barker. Clive Barker wrote Rawhead Rex (1986), [and directed] Hellraiser (1987), Tales from the Darkside (1983) (TV), [and was producer] Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), [and directed] Nightbreed (1990), [and was producer] Candyman (1992), [and directed and produced on] Lord of Illusions (1995), Masters of Horror (TV), [and was producer] Book of Blood (2009), and [producer as well] Dread (2009). Clive was a producer only on Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), and The Midnight Meat Train (2008). Lastly Clive has been an actor in Sleepwalkers (1992), and The Others (2000) (TV).