1. Big D
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    07 Aug '08 14:25
    So I saw this new film by horror writer Clive Barker based on one of his earlier short stories, entitled, "The Midnight Meat Train," about a serial killer (Vinnie Jones) who haunts the New York subway line in search of meat. It was a lot better than I anticipated and for a psycho-on-the-rampage torture porn film, it was quite good. Anyone else see it?
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    07 Aug '08 14:501 edit
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    So I saw this new film by horror writer Clive Barker based on one of his earlier short stories, entitled, "The Midnight Meat Train," about a serial killer (Vinnie Jones) who haunts the New York subway line in search of meat. It was a lot better than I anticipated and for a psycho-on-the-rampage torture porn film, it was quite good. Anyone else see it?
    No, but when I was a teenager I very much enjoyed the novel The Great and Secret Show by the same author. Will keep my eye out for the Meat Train!
  3. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    08 Aug '08 07:59
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    So I saw this new film by horror writer Clive Barker based on one of his earlier short stories, entitled, "The Midnight Meat Train," about a serial killer (Vinnie Jones) who haunts the New York subway line in search of meat. It was a lot better than I anticipated and for a psycho-on-the-rampage torture porn film, it was quite good. Anyone else see it?
    No but I'll be looking out for it. Clive had his fair share in my development; there's a loyalty pull, although I stopped reading him a while ago.
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    08 Aug '08 08:51
    Man, this Barker guy has some wicked stuff... check this out.

    http://www.spawn.com/features/torturedsouls/

    Are these sold in normal toystores, where there are also Teddy Bears and Barbies?
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    09 Aug '08 10:26
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    No but I'll be looking out for it. Clive had his fair share in my development; there's a loyalty pull, although I stopped reading him a while ago.
    It's hard to believe that story is 20 years old. I always liked "Rawhead Rex," and thought that would have made a great film. Unfortunately, the one they made was abysmal (so I've heard).
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    09 Aug '08 10:411 edit
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Man, this Barker guy has some wicked stuff... check this out.

    http://www.spawn.com/features/torturedsouls/

    Are these sold in normal toystores, where there are also Teddy Bears and Barbies?
    When you get right down to it, Barker's work is very twisted. It makes you wonder: What happened to him? An interesting aside -- the one time I met him at a gallery showing of his paintings (featured prominently in The Midnight Meat Train), I asked him about the cover to the Who's "Face Dances" album, which is credited to one "Clive Barker." He vehemently denied he was the same Clive Barker who painted it. I asked: Well aren't you from Liverpool? That Clive Barker is from Liverpool and in your bio it states that you are from Liverpool. What are the odds of that? Again, he insisted he that it was another person named Clive Barker. So I let it go. I figured he must be embarrassed by being associated with a mere rock band and he would lose cred with his fans if they found out. Other than that, he was quite charming. It's hard to believe such a nice, mild-mannered, polite man would paint such indescribable visions of hell populated with all kinds of demons performing weird sex, torturing and defecating on people.
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    09 Aug '08 10:451 edit
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    When you get right down to it, Barker's work is very twisted. It makes you wonder: What happened to him? An interesting aside -- the one time I met him at a gallery showing of his paintings (featured prominently in The Midnight Meat Train), I asked him about the cover to the Who's "Face Dances" album, which is credited to one "Clive Barker." He v lated with all kinds of demons performing weird sex, torturing and defecating on people.
    Hey, nice story!

    You know what's creepy? That, according to his bio, the guy lives with his partner. Some sort of photographer. No problem up until there, but then it says both men live also with the young daughter of the partner (from a previous straight relationship, of course).

    Do you think that girl is like, er, normal? I mean, I can bet 100 to 1 that she doesn't have posters of Britney on her bedroom walls, lol
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