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Rally to Support The Midnight Meat Train

The Midnight Meat Train!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. This is just such a time.

Bloody-Disgusting has been digging into the recent mystery as to why The Midnight Meat Train was dumped into mostly budget theatres for its limited theatrical release. In a showing of solidarity, rather than rehash their findings or possible solutions, I’ve decided to run their article here in its entirety.


As written by Mr. Disgusting:

SpookyDan and I have spent the good part of the past 24 hours doing interviews and making phone calls trying to figure out how 1+1 doesn’t equal 2. Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train was set up to fail, being dumped in $1 discount theaters, with no theater listings provided, and with no explanation of how to even buy tickets.

Then Lionsgate calls … they “assure me” that I’m reporting a non-story and that they truly, with all their hearts, want Clive Barker’s latest adaptation to succeed.

The math doesn’t add up.

Shocking as it may sound, Lionsgate has asked us to get behind the film! But it’s obviously a ruse, a cunning attempt to make it look like they care about the movie.

Business is business as this isn’t the first time a movie has been dumped into limited theaters. That’s fine, and if a studio doesn’t want to spend millions of dollars on P+A (marketing), or spends tens of thousands making prints, they are only doing what’s best for the stockholders and for their business.

But what we found interesting was that the film is only opening in $1 discount theaters. It says to me that Lionsgate wants the movie to make as little money as possible – for whatever reason that may be, it’s weird.

After the numerous interviews and phone calls made, we have made some very important discoveries, but unfortunately no one is willing to speak on record. But what we can do is tell you guys that buying tickets to see The Midnight Meat Train will in fact help the filmmakers and Clive Barker. For real this time …

So I say we get behind a fallen brother. We buy tickets (even if we’re not able to go, or live in a different state) and attempt to sell out every showing of the film. Lionsgate (so they say) wants the film to succeed, so they should be excited to see fans helping out Clive and his film, right?

We love the film here at Bloody-Disgusting and are 100% getting behind it. Let’s make history here together, today, and donate some time and money to proving to the world that horror fans are king and won’t take this shit any longer.

SO HERE’S WHAT TO DO:

— Go to Fandango.com and find a showing of The Midnight Meat Train and then purchase a ticket, or two, or ten (I’m going to go buy ten immediately following this post) – they’re only a dollar or two, so consider it a donation to horror!

— Also, if you see the film is playing in a different theater than any listed below, please send an e-mail to us here.

– Most Important: Spread the word, post it on blogs, talk about it in forums, get your fellow horror fiends to purchase tickets! Show them where it’s playing.

-Send an e-mail around to your co-workers ASAP (the day is ending)

-Digg this story, it will help spread the word!

-Start with Friday showings as it’s getting late already. Hit ‘em where it hurts, we sell these suckers out, we win the battle. A big battle.

-Lastly, e-mail us your receipts here. The person who purchases the most tickets will be sent a very special “thank you” package from Bloody-Disgusting.

Western US

  • Temeku Discount Cinema (Temecula,CA)
  • Cinemark Movies 10 (Cathedral City,CA)
  • La Mirada Dollar Movie 7 (La Mirada,CA)
  • Cinemark Movies 12 Lancaster (Lancaster,CA)
  • Bell Canyon Pavilions 8 (Phoenix,AZ)
  • Superstition Mall (Mesa,AZ)
  • Cinemark Movies 8 (Provo,UT)
  • Cinemark Valley Fair 9 (West Valley City,UT)
  • Cinemark Movies West 8 Cinema (Albuquerque,NM)
  • Cinemark Sugar House 10 (Salt Lake City,UT)
  • Cinemark Movies 8 Theatre (Albuquerque,NM)
  • East Pointe Movies 12 (El Paso,TX)
  • Cinemark Movies 12 (Springfield,OR)
  • Westgate Mall Cinema 6 (Amarillo,TX)
  • Gateway Movies 8 (Federal Way,WA)
  • Cinemark Movies 12 (Laredo,TX)
  • Cinemark Movies 16 (San Antonio,TX)
  • Northpark 7 (Oklahoma City,OK)
  • Robinson Crossing 8 (Norman,OK)
  • Crossroads Movies 8 (Oklahoma City,OK)
  • Cinemark Round Rock-Discount Movies 8 (Round Rock,TX)
  • Cinemark Movies 8 (North Richland Hills,TX)
  • Palace Theatre West (Wichita,KS)
  • Starplex Irving Cinema 10 (Irving,TX)
  • Movies 8 (Lewisville,TX)

    Eastern US

  • Cinemark Movies 10 (Rochester,NY)
  • Millcreek Cinema 6 (Erie,PA)
  • Cinemark Movies 8 (Youngstown,OH)
  • Cinemark Willoughby Hills Movies 10 (Wickliffe,OH)
  • Cinemark Movies 10 (North Canton,OH)
  • Cinemark Movies 10 (Lynchburg,VA)
  • Silver Cinemas – Macomb Mall (Roseville,MI)
  • Cinema 10 (Mansfield,OH)
  • Carmike Blue Ridge 14 (Raleigh,NC)
  • Cinemark Movies 16 Warren (Warren,MI)
  • Cinemark Movie 12 (Columbus,OH)
  • Danbarry Dollar Saver Huber Hgts. (Huber Heights,OH)
  • Danbarry Dollar Saver S. Dayton (Dayton,OH)
  • Cinemark Movies 10 (Matthews,NC)
  • Kerasotes Richmond Cinema 10 (Richmond,IN)
  • Coventry 13 (Fort Wayne,IN)
  • Danbarry Dollar Saver Cinemas W. Hills (Cincinnati,OH)
  • Danbarry Cinemas Turfway (Florence,KY)
  • Carmike 10 Lexington (Lexington,KY)
  • Cinemark University Park 6 (Mishawaka,IN)
  • Washington Market Movies 8 (Indianapolis,IN)
  • Cinemark Movies 8–Greenwood Corners (Indianapolis,IN)
  • Greentree Cinema 10 (Clarksville,IN)
  • Carmike Movies 7 (Knoxville,TN)
  • Marcus Regency Cinemas (Racine,WI)

    Collectively we can win this thing!


    So there you have it, folks! Show some support. A few bucks can make a difference!

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  • Steve Barton

    You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

    • upstartfilm

      MMT is great. Here’s the info for the screenings in the Houston area.

      Premiere Nasa Dollar 8 (Premiere Cinema Movies)
      20833 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 77598, 281-332-4403. It’s a bit of a drive (the theatre is across the street from the Cinemark in Webster just past Nasa Rd. 1).

      Showtimes are: 1:10pm | 3:15 |
      5:25 | 7:35 | 9:40.

    • joey1242

      TARA REID Supports this too LMAO!

    • Doc Block

      I saw it today and the movie was fucking amazing. I was absolutely blown away. I’m taking as many friends as I possibly can to see it before it leaves in a week. Fuck Lionsgate. This was a masterpiece and they treated it like the red-headed stepchild. I’m definitely seeing this as many times as I possibly can before it leaves theaters in a week.

    • LSD Zombie

      I hope fucking Saw 5 fails at the box office. Lion’s Gate sucks ass.

    • erichgamache

      if anyone lives around west mifflin,pa. it’s maybe 20 minutes outside of pittsburgh midnight meat train is playing at the MAXI-SAVER 12 for only .99!!!! less than a fucking dollar. this is a shame but i’m going to the next showing and buying every ticket to sell the show out…i really think it would still be cheaper then going to the regular movies.

    • Sam Hell

      Once again, Arkansas proves to be a cinematic desert.

    • The Buz

      I’ll be there, man.