History Film / TheMidnightMeatTrain

28th Dec '15 6:27:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* CosmicHorrorReveal: The film begins as a [[SlasherFilm Slasher]]-esque story about a musclebound maniac who murders people on a midnight subway train. The protagonist eventually defeats him, only to discover that the killer [[spoiler:was part of a city-wide conspiracy to deliver human sacrifices to the indescribable terrors that live underground. [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie He's forced to become the new Butcher]] and continue the cycle.]]
6th Dec '15 10:36:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* NewYorkSubway: You guessed it.
13th Oct '14 5:18:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The movie was utterly fucked over after Lion's Gate came under new management, and the new CEO deliberately killed off all the projects his predecessor was championing. After repeated attempts to make the movie [[ExecutiveMeddling "appeal to a broader audience"]] were fiercely rebuffed by Barker and Kitamura, they decided to technically honor their contract and release the movie in 150 bargain theaters in the American Southwest. There was a campaign by Bloody-Disgusting and a few other horror sites to buy as many tickets as possible to make a point, but it was too little, too late.
4th Aug '14 4:44:10 PM Morgenthaler
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No emphasis in trope lists.
* '''{{Gorn}}''': Oh ''hell'' yes. The murders, naturally, but also a ''long'' and detailed scene showing Mahogany stripping the corpses. That is, [[spoiler: cutting off their hair, removing their teeth, eyes, and nails, and hanging them on hooks]]. Remember that this is also, essentially, what actual butchers do to actual dead animals.
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* '''{{Gorn}}''': {{Gorn}}: Oh ''hell'' yes. The murders, naturally, but also a ''long'' and detailed scene showing Mahogany stripping the corpses. That is, [[spoiler: cutting off their hair, removing their teeth, eyes, and nails, and hanging them on hooks]]. Remember that this is also, essentially, what actual butchers do to actual dead animals.
26th Apr '14 7:37:35 AM skbc1p4res
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/midnight_meat_train_ver2_7319.jpg]]A horror short story by Creator/CliveBarker, later adapted into a SlasherMovie by RyuheiKitamura. In it, Leon Kauffman, a photographer, is attempting to find the "real" [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. He begins to delve into the city's inner "darkness", and while there, discovers a monstrous serial killer roaming the subways -- and then he meets his boss.
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/midnight_meat_train_ver2_7319.jpg]]A horror short story by Creator/CliveBarker, later adapted into a SlasherMovie by RyuheiKitamura.[[Film/{{Versus}} Ryuhei]] [[Film/GodzillaFinalWars Kitamura]]. In it, Leon Kauffman, a photographer, is attempting to find the "real" [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. He begins to delve into the city's inner "darkness", and while there, discovers a monstrous serial killer roaming the subways -- and then he meets his boss.

* FakeAmerican: Tony Curran, a Scotsman, does a pretty good American accent as the train conductor.

* InvisibleAdvertising: See ScrewedByTheNetwork.
12th Feb '14 3:08:11 PM Morgenthaler
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That's not even close to a Bittersweet Ending. It's a subversion of a happy ending because the hero ends up achieving nothing.
* BittersweetEnding: The Butcher is defeated! Oh, but, [[spoiler:Maya's dead, Leon is the new butcher, and this is all much bigger and much scarier than you can ever understand. [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie You work for us, now.]]]]

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* BittersweetEnding: DownerEnding: The Butcher is defeated! Oh, but, [[spoiler:Maya's dead, Leon is the new butcher, and this is all much bigger and much scarier than you can ever understand. [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie You work for us, now.]]]]
15th Dec '13 9:37:56 PM nombretomado
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/midnight_meat_train_ver2_7319.jpg]]A horror short story by CliveBarker, later adapted into a SlasherMovie by RyuheiKitamura. In it, Leon Kauffman, a photographer, is attempting to find the "real" [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. He begins to delve into the city's inner "darkness", and while there, discovers a monstrous serial killer roaming the subways -- and then he meets his boss.
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/midnight_meat_train_ver2_7319.jpg]]A horror short story by CliveBarker, Creator/CliveBarker, later adapted into a SlasherMovie by RyuheiKitamura. In it, Leon Kauffman, a photographer, is attempting to find the "real" [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. He begins to delve into the city's inner "darkness", and while there, discovers a monstrous serial killer roaming the subways -- and then he meets his boss.
3rd Aug '13 5:53:06 PM DragonQuestZ
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* PrettyInMink: A model wears a fur coat. She's one of the first on-screen victims, but she's portrayed as unlucky, not bad.
5th Feb '13 11:22:34 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* EyeScream
2nd Feb '13 9:08:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: Leon]].
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: Leon]].Leon becomes the new Butcher at the end]].
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