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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 »
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(317 articles)
Clive Barker: Demon To Some, Angel To Others
 (From Shadowlocked. 25 November 2014, 2:07 AM, PST)

Exclusive Preview Pages from Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #7
 (From DailyDead. 20 November 2014, 12:55 PM, PST)

Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut | Blu-ray Review
 (From ioncinema. 11 November 2014, 7:00 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
A self-indulgent film, with potential. See more (111 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
Michael Plumides .... executive producer (director's cut)
David C. Robinson .... executive producer (director's cut)
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 .... composer: additional music
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
 
Thanks
Andrew Kasch .... additional thanks
Ben Rock .... additional thanks
 

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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:
The character played by David Cronenberg is named Dr. Philip K. Decker, a reference to sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. Deckard was the last name of the protagonist in Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", which was later adapted as Blade Runner (1982).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the camera slowly pulls away, over Boone's dead body in the field in front of Midian, you can see him blink after several seconds.See more »
Quotes:
Boone:Decker... isn't this where the dead are supposed to be/go?
Dr. Philip K. Decker:But you're not dead?
Lori Desinger:[Passing out] Boone
Boone:No you're wrong Decker... we're both dead!
[Decker stabs him, Boone just winces and smirks]
Boone:You see... blades are no better than bullets!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Charge of the BerserkersSee more »

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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A self-indulgent film, with potential., 3 December 1999
Author: lime-3 from San Diego, CA USA

Clive Barker is, by far, the best horror writer of this century, and a fine visual artist as well. Few of the films made from his fiction are satisfactory "Clive Barker Experiences". This is partly because his main strength as a writer is, naturally, his use of language to provoke emotional reactions and to evoke very special moods above (beneath?) and beyond ordinary shock and revulsion. He raises horrific imagery and psychological situations to the level of poetry. This is not easy to do in film, a purely visual medium. The image of a monster or a monstrous act in film is a picture: there it is before you. A description of same in fiction can be given all sorts of depths and angles in the mind in writing. "Nightbreed" almost works as an adaptation of Barker's "Cabal". Unfortunately, as is apparent, most of Barker's budget was blown on the monsters (which are excellent movie monsters), with insufficient funds remaining for factors like cast. The actor who played the all-important role of Boone was not up to it at all. He conveyed almost nothing of the depth of Boone's torment, which exists on a number of levels. A talent should have been sought instead of a hunk. This is symptomatic of the film's weakness in general. Too many (albeit high-quality) monsters and too little time and attention spent on the basic human values (simply, character) which must underlie all fiction, no matter what its genre.

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