21st Century Horror Pet: Midnight Meat Train

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Mar 042013


An Online Universe is proud to present a semi-regular series of articles about the state of 21st Century horror films by Ben Buckingham. We’re very pleased to be able to share the insight of someone with such knowledge and passion for the genre [Ed].


Midnight Meat Train

Popcorn Horror and The Separated Human

Revisiting films often makes for an intriguing journey, moving forwards and backwards as we return to a past point in cultural and personal history, seeing the distance travelled since and invigorating with renewed eyes. When time permits, I will take a fresh look at the horror films that populated our collective consciousness with new nightmares for a new millennium. Let’s say from 2001 through to 2010. The world has turned enough for us to apply some distance to the experience these films engender, to see the social, political, cultural frameworks they inhabited with a clearer eye. In our first entry, Midnight Meat Train (2008), seeing can become an inescapably dangerous act.

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