Good news, everyone! Ryuhei Kitamura's adaptation of Clive Barker's unfortunately titled The Midnight Meat Train might have been Fd in the A by Lions Gate during its initial theatrical release (read all about it here), but horror fans are lucky to have FEARnet coming to the rescue. Exactly two months after its release, it is now available on the cable on demand service.
Starting today up until December, The Midnight Meat Train will be available for free viewing at any time if your cable service carries FEARnet in its line-up. In High Definition, no less, and it as a "special presentation," attached to the movie is a short introduction video by Clive Barker. So watch it. I suggest doing so immediately, given that this is the first good movie based on a Clive Barker story in, what, 20 years?
The film revolves around a freelance photographer (Bradley Cooper) looking to capture "the heart" of New York City by shooting dangerous situations. He begins to follow a mysterious serial killer (Vinnie Jones) who preys on subway riders, only to slowly be sucked in by the train's supernatural influence. Ryheui Kitamura's stylistic flourish is a little too fancy for the film's gore to appear brutal, but it's a fantastic little story that comments on voyeurism being a stepping stone to violence. Also, it has a totally cool beheading scene.
So the movie wasn't given a chance to make money or be successful, but hey, now that it's out there for free, we can at least get as many people to watch it as possible, right?