THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN Now Stopping July 11th?!
Oh come on, LIONSGATE! Word has come down that Ryuhei Kitamura’s adaptation of Clive Barker’s THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN is being moved up from it’s August 1st release date and will now open on July 11th… the same day as HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY. Why LIONSGATE would move the film out of a slot with NO competition to one with Del Toro’s latest (both of which would garner the same audience) is beyond me. My only theory is that the sooner they get it in theaters, the sooner they can get the DVD out. (October for Halloween season, perhaps?) Anyways, PLEASE go support THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN when it’s released on July 11th. We need more original Clive Barker adaptations! Especially ones that push the envelope on R-rated horror like MEAT TRAIN does! If you don’t go? Then don’t complain when the PG-13 PROM NIGHT remake is number one at the box office, and the studios decide to churn out more movies like that. Argh!