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Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Slashers with tags , , , , on August 21, 2013 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

The Midnight Meat Train

There is some mean person hammer-killing people on a New York subway, draining them of downtown juice and hanging them on meat hooks in the reliable public transit system. Just another day in the Big Apple.

A photographer stumbles onto the carnage and discovers a silent killer who butchers the passengers as though they were Black Angus™ signature steak specials. Leon, the photo dude, tries telling the cops, but they don’t believe him, so he tries to solve the murders himself.

The Midnight Meat Train

Encountering the butcher (known as Mahogany) on a midnight train run, Leon manages to push Mr. Knife out of the rail car and rides the train all the way into a secret underground cavern where there are one million skeletons, some picked clean, others half-rotting and no doubt smelling like an Arby’s™ restroom.

The Midnight Meat Train

Half-human/half reptile creature people enter the train and pick up their delivery food, as it’s been done for over 100 years. This makes it so the reptile people don’t have to come to the surface to find tasty citizen food. In return, the reptile people make the city rich. (I don’t know how – none of ’em seem to have jobs.) This is why the police weren’t interested in Leon’s suspicions; they’re in on the whole yummy plan.

The Midnight Meat Train

Mahogany, bruised and bloodied after his tumble out of the train, shows up and he and Leon get into it. This match doesn’t work out so well for Leon – his tongue gets ripped out and eaten, his girlfriend is sacrificed on a dinner plate of bones and her heart ripped out of her chest area. All while Leon watches. But the night isn’t over for Leon; He just got a new job. Guess what that is?

The Midnight Meat Train

Adapted from the Clive Barker 1984 short story of the same name, The Midnight Meat Train (2008) could have used a bit more meat as it just wasn’t enough to make you go vegan. But then, how can you say no to human beef? It’s what’s for dinner.