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Nightbreed (1990) (Region 1 DVD)

Released on 21 August 2001

Featuring: Anne Bobby, Charles Haid & Craig Sheffer

Format: DVD | Rating: Restricted

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Boone may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of grisly slasher murders, he decides he'll hide by crossing the threshold that separates us from them and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters. In the battle of man vs. monster, who's really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspence, sudden fear and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you've seen.
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 Average rating (10 reviews)

 fantastic dark fantasy

| | See all thespidermonkey's reviews (8)

a most underrated movie, i have remembered it perfectly for years. with a raw talent from actor craig sheffer as boone, the troubled hero, david cronenberg perfect as dr decker, clive barker brings his book 'cabal' to life with the energy and imagination of a tim burton movie, and there is danny elfman (coincidently) behind the music.
the film has a great story and theme, that i wont give away, but is as impressive now as when it first came out.

 fantastic dark fantasy

| | See all hanniballecter's reviews (8)

a most underrated movie, i have remembered it perfectly for years. with a raw talent from actor craig sheffer as boone, the troubled hero, david cronenberg perfect as dr decker, clive barker brings his book 'cabal' to life with the energy and imagination of a tim burton movie, and there is danny elfman (coincidently) behind the music.
the film has a great story and theme, that i wont give away, but is as impressive now as when it first came out.

 A hugely enjoyable adult fairy tale.

| | See all Nicofett's reviews (35)

There is a place that exists in reality. A place where the monsters live. A city beneath an ancient graveyard and Clive Barker wants to take you there. Based on his best selling book Cabal, Nightbreed is a twisted fairy tale for adults. A fairy tale that takes us to meet the monsters of our dreams and nightmares and shows us that they dream about us as much as we do about them. Barker's second major movie as director is as good if not better than the landmark movie that introduced him as a director "Hellraiser". It's a shame that this movie however did not acheive popularity to the majority and slipped into the realm of cult film for those who do appreciate it. If you have never seen it you are in for a treat. It is a movie that excels on all levels. Some of the Hellraiser cast return and there is an outstanding performance from director David Chronenberg as a twisted serial killer. The make up FX are top notch as is the musc. Danny Elfman provides a haunting and whimsical soundtrack that is never scary but maintains the fairy tale theme much like early Tim Burton work such as Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Batman and Batman Returns. There is horror to be had here though. It wouldn't be a Clive Barker story whithout it. As stated by others there has been no UK version on dvd even though there is a rumour that an extended version is on the cards. But yet again no confirmation on a UK release. A real shame as this movie deserves to be seen by more people and in the current climate of rubbish unoriginal remakes and copycat movies, Nightbreed can stand proud as being something unique and fresh even though this was made in 1990. Even though I am a Hellraiser fan, well of the first 3 and at a push part 4, Nightbreed has a special place in my heart within my list of favourite horror films. It's never in your face gore for gores sake like today's movies but has a more intelligent approach to violence and horror and above all story telling. The characters are likable, even the more gruesome ones and you feel more for them than the human characters which begs the question, "who is the monster?". But that's the point here. See it at once dear moviegoer if you have a multi region player, Midian awaits.

 Cracking Horror-Fantasy

| | See all Spartan20's reviews (24)

Clive Barker's Nightbreed, and Hellraiser (or the books Cabal and Hell-Bound Heart, respectively), are two of the most fascinating and twisted explorations of the mysterious and, especially in regards to Hellraiser, the depraved. But this isn't a HR review.
Nightbreed is an exceptional example of style and substance, Barker revealing a mythology more labyrinthine than the underworld he depicts. A man, Boone, haunted by visions of another world buried beneath this one, becomes obsessed with the idea of finding it, manipulated by his psychologist who has his own very dark agenda. This curiosity leads him to a world of bizarre and diverse creatures, and he becomes entangled in their existence, as neither human nor monster, but something in between.
The images are undoubtedly horrific in places--this is Barker, after all--but for all the blood and monstrous prosthetics (which are all marvellously done), it's definitely geared towards fantasy. If you just want to be shocked or revolted, maybe you'd be better off elsewhere. But if you want a strange, creepy and fascinating journey to undertake that will happen to shock you along the way, you should see this movie. There's blood, violence, danger, adventure, tragedy, sadness and even a dash of romance that is a world away from Hellraiser's vision. Oh, and the soundtrack's completely haunting, too. The only shame is that there's no region 2 release of this film.

 An overlooked classic

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I saw Nightbreed first many years ago while still at school in the early 90s but it lead me on to Barker's other horror classic series (well, the first two anyway in my opinion!) Hellraiser and although the latter has experienced many DVD releases and is now filtering through to the high-def format, still Nightbreed has never (to my knowledge) enjoyed an official UK DVD release. I have the US import (in the old Warner Bros style card-shell case) and am hoping, like other low-budget 90s horror classic 'Hardware', that Nightbreed finds its way to Blu-ray in the not too distant future so I can consign my old multi-region DVD player to history!

Casting David Cronenberg as Dr Decker is a work of genious and Craig Sheffer showed promise as Boone, which like other actors such as Michael Biehn, failed to materialise into a big Hollywood career. Elfman on the score is quirky but on the money as always and the plot, action, effects and gore keep you interested to the end, which is left blatantly open for a sequel which never materialised.

Well recommended for fans of low to medium budget horror and sci-fi who value story and character over visuals.

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ActorsAnne Bobby, Charles Haid, Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg & Doug Bradley
DirectorClive Barker
CertificateRestricted
Year1991
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
SubtitlesEnglish ; French ; Spanish
Duration1 hour and 41 minutes (approx)