Top positive review
Gore Galore and a Fair Bit More
8 February 2012
Bradley Cooper stars as an obsessive photographer who becomes increasingly facsinated with Jones' character 'Mahogany', in this slick and enjoyable blood-soaked yarn.
Cooper's performance stands out above the rest and his growing paranoia and dream-like state of mind really grows on the viewer throughout; at times he borders mentally ill, which in turn creates great tension between him and his nearest and dearest. Credit where credit's due though; Jones makes an excellent villain and cannot be faulted here either.
'The Midnight Meat Train' is classic Barker in many ways, for what starts off as a slasher flick develops cleverly into the fantastical and the bizarre. The ending, whilst disliked by some and unexpected by most, in my opinion was great and I loved the fact that at least 'answers' are given.
The pace, tension, character development etc are just right; neither is it too 'clever', nor is it too shallow. I for one think that 'Meat Train' is a fine piece of film making. Throw in enough blood, gore and 'squirm' moments to satisfy the most hardened horror fan and you pretty much have the lot here. (There's one particular 'extraction' scene that really hits the 'yuk' heights!)
A great horror film that I honestly can't fault. Nip out and buy it now I say....just maybe don't take the night train!!