A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.

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Anne Bobby ...
Lori Winston
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Captain Eigerman
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Catherine Chevalier ...
Rachel
Malcolm Smith ...
Ashberry
Bob Sessions ...
Pettine
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Peloquin
Debora Weston ...
Sheryl Ann
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Kinski
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Ohnaka
Kim Robertson ...
Babette
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Storyline

A community of mutant outcasts of varying types and abilities attempts to escape the attention of a psychotic serial killer and redneck vigilantes with the help of a brooding young man who discovers them. Based on the novel "Cabal" by Clive Barker. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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At last, the night has a hero. See more »


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16 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Clive Barker's Nightbreed  »

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$8,862,354 (USA)
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Trivia

Lylesburg's voice was re-dubbed by an anonymous German actor for the correct accent, much to Doug Bradley's annoyance See more »

Goofs

When Decker and Lori meet in Midian, Decker takes off his mask. Before chasing Lori he puts the mask back on, with the mask's long neck flaps now hanging over his collar and necktie. But in the next shot, the neck flaps are neatly tucked underneath his tight shirt collar again. See more »

Quotes

Boone: Then it's true.
Peloquin: Everything is true. God's an Astronaut. Oz is Over the Rainbow, and Midian is where the monsters live.
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Featured in Tribes of the Moon: The Making of Nightbreed (2014) See more »

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Vienna Bonbons Waltz, Opus 307
Music by Johann Strauss
Arranged by Danny Elfman
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Classic Monster Movie with Modern Moves
8 February 2003 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

Boone is a man plagued by secrets and nightmares. His situation is greatly worsened when his therapist reveals his darkest deeds. With his girlfriend in tow and the therapist hot on his heels will Boone be able to find this town of monsters in his dreams and what will happen when he finds it and they find him. I've always enjoyed this film since its' release. It is a good solid monster flick with some gore and a little mythology to boot. The creature effects are even to this day some of the darkest and twisted ever seen. The directing and look of the film are solid. Translating Clive Barker's imagination is probably very hard…even by Barker himself. The acting of the leads is very good and Cronenberg (a director in his own right) is sedate and creepy. If Hopkins wasn't available to play Hannibal the cannibal I would have chose him. The main detractor is the way the studio hacked up the original cut. And poor marketing didn't help either. Please release a director's cut someone. 7/10


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