Young photographer Leo is desperate to break away from his current job as freelance photographer for gutter press and start making money on his artistic photos of New York City. His friend Jurgis arranges a meeting with influential art dealer Susan Hoff, but she is not very impressed with Leo’s works. She feels there is not enough edge in his photos, he should look for something more dangerous and with more depth. Seeing it as a opportunity of a lifetime Leo sets out on all-night walkabouts on the streets of New York, where he is looking for something inspiring. While he follows a group of teenagers into a subway station he is a witness of their attack on a young woman. He takes few photos before helping her. After the teenagers have left she is grateful for the help and Leo takes a photo of her getting on the train. Next day he reads in the newspaper that the woman he met is a model and that she mysteriously vanished last night after leaving a night club. Leo goes to the police station, but the detective that interviews him doesn’t seem to keen on taking any action on based on his informations. Soon he stumbles upon a sinister looking man that is linked to the disappearance.
American horror or thriller with the unfortunate emphasis on the gore rather that storytelling, which turned the rather involving story into simple slasher film and cheapened The Midnight Meat Train that could have been rather good movie. The atmosphere was there, the setting of the story was interesting, but creators made some bad choices in the process.
The Midnight Meat Train
as Susan Hoff
as train driver
as Detective Lynn Hadley