Well… with all the date changes, we knew this was coming. Shock Till You Drop is reporting exclusively that THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN will hit 100 theaters across the country on August 1st. The film based on Clive Barker’s BOOKS OF BLOOD story and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura stars Bradley Cooper, Brooke Shields, Vinnie Jones and Leslie Bibb. The article says that this "fulfills Lionsgate’s contractual obligation with production entity Lakeshore to give it some sort of theatrical run. The plan is to subsequently release Meat Train quickly down the line for a DVD release." Our guess is they just want to get it out on DVD by Halloween.
This is a terrible shame considering (as I stated in my review) this is the first thing in over a decade worthy of carrying the name Clive Barker on it. Read our favorable FIRST LOOK review below. Here’s hoping it reaches a theater near you.