Well, first the postponement of Ryuhei Kitamura’s highly anticipated movie adaptation of Clive Barker’s MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN. Now, a supposed title change. Or should I say simplification. According to SHOCK, at a recent test screening of the Lionsgate flick, the movie opened with a title card that read MIDNIGHT TRAIN. Sadly, I understand the change. Of course, as a HUGE Clive Barker fan, I’m quite familiar with the original story from the BOOKS OF BLOOD. (It’s probably one of my all time fave Barker tales.) But I recall seeing the trailer recently at the movies and all my non-Barker friends sitting next to me all starting chuckling aloud at the title. It’s hard to explain to your friends why MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN is such a cool title if they’ve never read any Barker stuff. Sigh. We’ll keep you posted on when an official release date is set for MIDNIGHT TRAIN.
Time to reprint all these posters?