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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Clive Barker (novel)
Clive Barker (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 February 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Lori thought she knew everything about her boyfriend... Lori was wrong! See more »
Plot:
A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Intrigue, mystery and monstrosity. See more (107 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Craig Sheffer ... Aaron Boone / Cabal
Anne Bobby ... Lori Winston

David Cronenberg ... Dr. Philip K. Decker

Charles Haid ... Captain Eigerman

Hugh Quarshie ... Detective Joyce

Hugh Ross ... Narcisse

Doug Bradley ... Dirk Lylesberg
Catherine Chevalier ... Rachel
Malcolm Smith ... Ashberry
Bob Sessions ... Pettine

Oliver Parker ... Peloquin
Debora Weston ... Sheryl Ann
Nicholas Vince ... Kinski

Simon Bamford ... Ohnaka
Kim Robertson ... Babette
Nina Robertson ... Babette
Christine McCorkindale ... Shuna Sassi
Tony Bluto ... Leroy Gomm
Vincent Keene ... Devil Lude
Bernard Henry ... Baphomet
Richard Van Spall ... Drummer
David Young ... Otis and Clay
Valda Aviks ... Mellissa Rickman
Mac McDonald ... Lou Rickman
Richard Bowman ... Rickman Boy

McNally Sagal ... Motel Receptionist
Daniel Kash ... Labowitz
Bradley Lavelle ... Cormack
Stephen Hoye ... Gibbs
Tom Hunsinger ... Tommy
George Roth ... Kane
Peter Marinker ... Pathologist
Lindsay Holiday ... Morgue Assistant
Kenneth Nelson ... Emergency Doctor
Carolyn Jones ... Emergency Nurse

Ted Maynard ... Bartender
Mitch Webb ... Jail Cell Doctor
Scott Gilmore ... Ambush Cop
Eric Loren ... Ambush Cop

John Agar ... Decker's Victim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bodycomb ... Redneck with Shotgun (uncredited)

Tony Gardner ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Paul Jones ... Werewolf (uncredited)
John Skipp ... Hotel Room Corpse (uncredited)
Craig Spector ... Hotel Room Corpse (uncredited)

Directed by
Clive Barker 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Clive Barker (novel "Cabal")

Clive Barker (screenplay)

Produced by
David Barron .... associate producer
Gabriella Martinelli .... producer
James G. Robinson .... executive producer
Joe Roth .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Elfman 
 
Cinematography by
Robin Vidgeon 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Goldblatt 
Richard Marden 
 
Production Design by
Steve Hardie 
 
Art Direction by
Ricky Eyres 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Hollowood 
 
Makeup Department
Mark Coulier .... special makeup effects artist
Robbie Drake .... creature technician
Chris Fitzgerald .... creature effects artist
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist (additional)
Neill Gorton .... special makeup effects
Shaune Harrison .... special makeup effects artist
Heather Jones .... key hair stylist
Mark Jones .... special makeup effects artist
Paul Jones .... special makeup designer
Grant Mason .... special makeup effects
Martin L. Mercer .... creature effects artist
Steve Painter .... special makeup effects
Mark William Robinson .... makeup production assistant
Terence 'Doc' Popolo Rubbio .... special makeup effects artist
Aileen Seaton .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
David Barron .... production supervisor
Joe Thornton .... production manager: Canada
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Armstrong .... action unit director
Peter Freeman .... second assistant director
Jesse V. Johnson .... third assistant director (as Jesse Johnson)
Tim Lewis .... second assistant director
Kieron Phipps .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Brown .... assistant art director
Tom Brown .... draughtsman
Ralph McQuarrie .... conceptual artist
Graeme Purdy .... stand-by propman
Benjamin Stuart Thompson .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Destiny Borden .... sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Justin Cruse .... sound mixer (directors cut)
Linda Folk .... foley editor
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
John Midgley .... sound mixer
Bruce Nyznik .... sound designer
Bruce Nyznik .... supervising sound editor
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley supervisor
George Tarrant .... sound mixer: second unit
Les Wiggins .... sound editor
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects editor
Sandy Buchanan .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Cynthia Haagens .... a.d.r. editor (uncredited)
Oscar Mitt .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ian Brown .... special effects makeup
Paul Clancy .... special effects technician
Chris Corbould .... special effects supervisor
Chris Cunningham .... model maker
Darrell Guyon .... special effects technician
Bob Keen .... special effects
Kate Murray .... special makeup effects
Geoffrey Portass .... special effects
Junior Tomlin .... creature technician
Dave Chagouri .... creature effects (uncredited)
Marcus Richardson .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Terry Adlam .... assistant matte artist
Bob Bell .... matte artist
Cliff Culley .... supervising matte artist
Neil Culley .... matte cameraman
Peter Kuran .... animated optical effects
Julian Parry .... model unit director
 
Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunts
Perry Davey .... stunts
Jim Dowdall .... stunts
Tracey Eddon .... stunts
Sadie Eden .... stunts
Max Faulkner .... stunts
Richard Hammatt .... stunts (as Richard Hammet)
Frank Henson .... stunts
Billy Horrigan .... stunts
Paul Jennings .... stunts
Mark McBride .... stunts
Sean McCabe .... stunts
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunts
Wayne Michaels .... stunt coordinator
Wayne Michaels .... stunts
Valentino Musetti .... stunts
Greg Powell .... stunts (as Gregory Powell)
Nick Powell .... stunts
Terry Richards .... stunts
Doug Robinson .... stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunts
Chris Webb .... stunts
Bill Weston .... stunts
Steve Whyment .... stunts
Andy Armstrong .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Blake .... focus puller
Bob Bridges .... second assistant camera: second unit
Murray Close .... still photographer
Gary Hutchings .... camera grip
Louis H. Lavelly .... camera operator: action unit
Clive Mackey .... clapper loader
Nigel Seal .... assistant camera
John Ward .... Steadicam operator
Gary A. Williams .... dolly grip
 
Animation Department
Rory Fellowes .... animation designer
Karl Watkins .... cameraman
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Peter Boita .... associate editor
Sara-Jane Valentine .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music editor
Steve Bartek .... orchestrator
Sally Boldt .... music editor
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Shirley Walker .... conductor
Shirley Walker .... orchestrator
David Ari Leon .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Ira Friedlander .... production accountant
Alan Harris .... stand-in
Steve Jones .... unit publicist
Sheldon Katz .... production controller
Peter La Terriere .... runner
Simon McNair Scott .... location manager
Ralph McQuarrie .... title sequence designer
John Oxlade .... armorer
Kathy Sinclair .... stand-in
Jette Sorensen .... supervising production accountant
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator
Will Tyler .... production accountant
Andrew A Wilkinson .... sword master
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Clive Barker's Nightbreed" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
"Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
102 min | 145 min (The Cabal Cut) | 120 min (The Director's Cut)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Horror writers John Skipp and Craig Spector have "cameos" as corpses in the hotel room scene.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When the Pathologist is removing the rifle bullets from Aaron Boone's corpse in the morgue, they are clearly brand new and have not been fired into anything. The bullets would be "mushroomed" if they had hit a person.See more »
Quotes:
Pettine:We've got the perfect weapon, right over our heads!
Detective Joyce:Yeah. Just until it goes DOWN.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Demons (1996) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Home on the RangeSee more »

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44 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
Intrigue, mystery and monstrosity., 13 July 2002
Author: J D I Andersson (ahnion@ahnion.cjb.net) from Norrkoping, Sweden

It is interesting to see what people think of this movie, since it is, in fact, quite unique (though it bears some of the trademarks of Clive Barker's writing). Even though it might seem a bit cynical to say so, the movie is just intricate enough to deflect those that need standard Hollywood plot hooks, and layered, so that if you expect to be fed, you will see a normal monster flick with lots of monsters and a disjointed plot.

Those who need a linear, specific and untangled plot line will hate this movie, because the story lies, like in the novella, partially between the lines, or in this case, partially off screen, in comments and the imagination.

Another possible hang-up is the ending, of which I can say, without spoiling it, that it is not entirely good and not entirely bad. It is, in fact, not very defined at all, which I know sends some people into raging tantrums about that they didn't get to know what happened, but to me, and to many others, I'm sure, just adds another dimension to the story - the dimension of speculation, and, in addition, the point that great disruption has a tendency to cause ripples that extend quite far.

There is definitely moral here, but of a rather different kind than the standard Hollywood in-your-face-at-the-end-of-the-movie sort of display. Summing that moral up is simple, even though it is not quite that simply displayed; prejudice and the human tendency to hate the different.

I love this movie, even though, as many of the reviewers have noted, the expressions of the actors (with the exception of David Cronenberg, who does a wonderful appearance) are rather tacky. I'm not sure they are entirely to blame for their rickety appearance and lack of depth, though, seeing that these are common problems in converting literature to screenplay.

All in all, this is a great movie, provided that you do not expect it to be a standard horror movie.

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