The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

The most terrifying ride you’ll ever take

Leon is a photographer who heads into the city’s subway system at night to take photographs. He begins to investigate newsreels about midnight disappearances, which leads him to a butcher named Mahogany, whom he suspects has been killing subway passengers for over 100 years. He goes to the subway at midnight, where he witnesses the butcher brutally murdering passengers and hanging them on meat hooks. He passes out after being attacked by the butcher, who then strings him up as well. He awakens the next morning in an abandoned subway platform with strange markings carved into his chest.


Bradley as: Leon
Other cast: Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields, Vinnie Jones, Barbara Eve Harris
Directed by: Ryûhei Kitamura
Written by: Jeff Buhler (screenplay), Clive Barker (short story “The Midnight Meat Train”)
Produced by: Clive Barker, Peter Block, Jason Constantine, Joe Daley, Beth DePatie, Anthony DiBlasi, Gary Lucchesi, Robert McMinn, James McQuaide, John Penotti, Eric Reid, Tom Rosenberg, David Rubin, Jorge Saralegui, Fisher Stevens, Richard S. Wright
Box office: The movie opened #43 in the U.S. with $34,394. The total domestic gross was $83,361 and the foreign $3,449,866.
Release: August 1, 2008 (U.S.) | October 31, 2008 (U.K.)
Runetime: 98 min | 103 min (unrated)
Rated: Rated R for sequences of strong bloody gruesome violence, grisly images involving nudity, sexual content and language.

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Character Quotes

Leon Kauffman: I just didn’t imagine that you would be the kind of person to say “whoa”.
Susan Hoff: I’m not. I don’t. I haven’t said it since high school.


“This devilishly ambiguous thriller leaves viewers to decide whether to take the conventional or the less-traveled tunnel through its narrative network – and the results are a stylishly bloody descent into madness, murder and hell itself.”
Anton Bitel, Little White Lies


• Vinnie Jones and Bradley Cooper were born exactly ten years apart on January 5th. Vinnie in 1965, and Bradley in 1975.

Awards & Nominations

Won Fant-Asia Film Festival 2008 Best European/North – South American Film

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