It’s been awfully quiet from the Clive Barker camp on Lionsgate’s decision to put Midnight Meat Train (review), the first of many planned adaptations of Barker’s Books of Blood stories, into second-run dollar theaters instead of giving it a real theatrical release.
The mysterious main character of Clive Barker's upcoming film Dread, Quaid, sent us a sample of his twisted and sexy art today. What awaits those who are unwilling players in the artist's mad experiments?
General society has a tendency to judge the horror community unfairly. Sure, some of us look a little different or, hell, even act a little differently, but in all honesty this small sect is comprised of some of the most loving and passionate individuals that I have had the pleasure of meeting. When we suffer a tragedy or are dealt an injustice, we rally around each other.
UPDATE: We found more theatre listings that include the eastern half of the country, so maybe it's not as bad as we initially thought. See below for the full list, and check your local listings, too, as this may not be everything.
A sharp eyed reader named David pointed out a new video floating around on YouTube. Originally discovered by 24fps, this is the opening scene of Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train (review), which gives us a look at the suspense so many will miss out on due to the film's impending limited release.
Well hot damn! I actually beat Butane at updating the site! Happy Independence Day, everyone! Let us celebrate meat, trains and murder!
Another Book of Blood is being readied for the big screen, this time scripted by one of our own. Well, not our own, but a brother in the fraternal order of internet journalists (not a real group): IGN DVD’s editor Chris Monfette.
The other day we got an e-mail from a fan by the name of “Meat Lover” (doubtful that’s his Christian name…) with a call to rally behind Midnight Meat Train (review) in the hopes that Lionsgate will listen to the fans, for once, and give it a bigger release than its planned 100 theater dumping.
Seems that studios these days are becoming more and more wary of when and how they release their horror titles, and just how much exposure they will get when they’re out. I know our genre is supposed to scare people, but this is getting out of hand.
I am not really sure if Lionsgate is trying to derail one of their own films or what, but Midnight Meat Train (review) has been jerked around more times than I can count.
Lionsgate let us know today that it has once again decided to move the theatrical release date for Clive Barker's Midnight Meat Train (review). So, do you want the good news or the bad news?
Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring Bradley Cooper, Vinnie Jones, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura
Phil and Sarah, the incredibly well versed and intelligent owners of the official Clive Barker site, recently sat down with the man himself for their 21st exclusive, extensive interview. If you’ve never read through one of these, I highly recommend it; you really get a feeling for just what a diverse artist Barker really is.
If this were a just universe, studios would buy the movie rights to make an adaptation of Clive Barker’s work and then just step back and let the man do whatever needed to be done to make sure it turned out right. It is not, sadly, so Barker just has to go with the flow, even if it means the two guys who were supposed to remake Hellraiser, two guys he liked a lot, are removed and he has no say as to who does do it.
Ryuhei Kitamura's adaptation of Clive Barker's story Midnight Meat Train has seen its fair share of troubles trying to pull out of the station. Near name changes, delays and rumors were bouncing all around, and then word came that the pic was missing its May 16th arrival. Times were looking bleak.