« on: August 2, 2008, 03:35 PM »
If you're a horror fan, it'd be worth your effort to find a theater playing Midnight Meat Train. It opened this weekend direct to dollar theaters, at only 100 locations in the country. I read a story a while ago about how the new head of the distributor had just produced a competing horror film which MMT was supposed to open against. So out of spite he delayed MMT so his film would do better. His film bombed. So as not to be shown up, he pushed MMT to August in a very limited release.
Doing so, he basically doomed what is an excellent horror film. It's the best one I've seen in a long while. Very thrilling. Very engaging. The acting is was excellent about 85% of the time, which is well above average for the genre. The gore might be too extreme for some people (the girlfriend of one of the guys in front of me stood up and left during one of the more extreme attacks), but if you're into that sort of thing it's fantastic. It's very grim and doesn't play or end like your typical horror film. But if horror is your thing, you'll be very happy you went to see it.