Sorry for a lack of posts, I've been busy recently. I'm gonna try to get a couple more posts up today to make up for it. But anyway, enough on that... Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Midnight Meat Train probably wouldn't get a rating this high if reviewed by anyone else, but i have to say, I was quite invested in this film. It engaged me more than I thought it would do, and was a very interesting film IMO, despite its flaws.
Based on a short story by Clive Barker, the film stars Bradley Cooper as a photographer who becomes obsessed with solving the disappearance of a young woman because he has the last existing photograph of her. He becomes suspicious of a butcher named Mahogany, and here we have our psychological cat and mouse thriller style film with extra slasher elements for good measure.
With mainly decent features - decent performances, decent soundtrack, and less than decent CGI - what pushed this movie over just a decent rating is the that the storyline is so effectively mysterious, Bradley Cooper is really quite good, the practical effects in the films latter half are badass, and mainly that it is quite a ballsy film in terms of camerawork; there are some really interesting and quite impressive shots and movements that draw attention to themselves in the best possible way.
This movie is a pretty good time. I think it would also be fun for a movie night closer to Halloween where you can laugh at some of the effects work.
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