'Midnight Meat Train' a solid chiller

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Vinnie Jones, Leslie Bibb

Cert: 18

Based on a short story by Clive Barker, so you know what you’re going to get: a tightly constructed thriller swimming in blood and gore.

While some of the plotline is difficult to follow – scenes that simply don’t move the story forward – the film, overall, is a satisfying chiller in which a New York photographer, Leon (Cooper) is drawn into the terrifying world of a manic serial killer, Mahogany (Jones).

The playing is excellent with Jones neatly under-playing his role to great effect and Cooper turning in a solid performance as the snapper determined to track down the killer.

Star Rating: 3/5

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