What the… Midnight Meat Train Moved Again?!

The Midnight Meat Train!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. The release date for the pic bounced around several times until it landed, for what we thought was the last time, on the same day that Hellboy 2 was set to appear in theatres.

That decision didn’t really make sense, nor did we know if the adaptation of Clive Barker’s short story would be getting a wide release, but at least it had a home … until today.

Once again Lionsgate has moved the release date for Midnight Meat Train to August 1st, 2008. In a way that’s good since it’ll have less horror competition, though we still don’t know in how many theatres it will screen. Sigh. All I want is to see Vinnie Jones rip people apart under the supervision of director Ryuhei Kitamura. Is that too much to ask?


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Mike Phalin

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  • elric300

    I think that’s actually good news. Putting it up against HELLBOY was a bad idea, worse then that original May date, which was pretty bad.
    August isn’t bad at all, except for the impression that August is made for dumping lesser films.
    Lionsgate did release THE DEVILS REJECTS on July 22, not far from August, and did pretty good with it.

    So, this is good. September might have been even better, but I would imagine that they’re looking at a late Fall DVD release.

    I hope it does well. There are some terrific stories in Barker’s BOOKS OF BLOOD, and I’d love to see more get made into movies.

  • David

    I’m still hoping like hell that Midnight Meat Train will get a wide release. If they were going to dump it onto 30 screens just to complete their contract with Lakeshore they would have just kept the July 11th date. Right? I’ve been following the many incarnations of this adaptation for a long time so it would be a cruel blow if I don’t get to see it on the big screen.

  • Chainsaw

    I will be surprised, at this point, if it even comes out in theaters. Just put it to DVD and be done with it, Lionsgate.