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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:
At last, the night has a hero. 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:
4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Who Are the Monsters? See more (122 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:
Peter Atkins ... Extra in club scene (Director's Cut) (uncredited)
Charles Bodycomb ... Redneck with Shotgun (uncredited)

Neil Gaiman ... Extra in club scene (Director's Cut) (uncredited)

Tony Gardner ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Paul Jones ... Werewolf (uncredited)

John Skipp ... Hotel Room Corpse (uncredited)
Craig Spector ... Hotel Room Corpse (uncredited)
Ed Whalen ... Himself (TV Announcer) (uncredited)

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

Clive Barker (screenplay)

Produced by
David Barron .... associate producer
Gabriella Martinelli .... producer
Mark Alan Miller .... producer (director's cut)
Michael G. Plumides Jr. .... 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
Stephen Painter .... special makeup effects (as Steve Painter)
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)
William Parnell .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Manuel Beccaro .... special effects makeup
Ian Brown .... special effects makeup
Neville Buchanan .... special effects crew
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
Andrew Furtado .... additional editor (directors cut)
Sara-Jane Valentine .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Simon McNair Scott .... location manager
 
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music editor
Steve Bartek .... orchestrator
Sally Boldt .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
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
Jack Bennett .... voiceover actor (director's cut)
Alexis De La Rocha .... voiceover actor (director's cut)
Ira Friedlander .... production accountant
Alan Harris .... stand-in
Steve Jones .... unit publicist
Sheldon Katz .... production controller
Peter La Terriere .... runner
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
Cris Alex .... special thanks: directors cut
Jessica Dwyer .... special thanks
Stephen Imhoff .... special thanks: director's cut
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)
"Nightbreed: The Director's 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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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
20th Century Fox drastically cut this film at the last minute prior to its theatrical release, omitting most of the more graphic violence and completely deleting rock singer Suzi Quatro's role from the final print. Moreover, the movie was misleadingly advertised as just another standard slasher feature.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:
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:
References Full Metal Jacket (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
Home on the RangeSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut?
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Who Are the Monsters?, 6 June 2016
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A masked serial-killer is slaughtering families. Meanwhile, the youngster Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer) has nightmares with monsters in a place called Midian. He has therapy with the psychiatric Dr. Philip K. Decker (David Cronenberg) and his girlfriend Lori Winston (Anne Bobby) wants to travel on vacation with him. When Aaron visits Dr. Decker for a session, the doctor convinces him that he is a serial-killer and asks Aaron to turn himself in to the police. He also gives a medication to calm him down. However it is indeed a hallucinogen and Aaron is hit by a truck. He awakes in a hospital where he shares a room with the insane Narcisse (Hugh Ross). When he overhears the man talking about Midian, Aaron learns the direction to reach the place. He heads to the place and finds that Midian is a cemetery. Further, there are monsters hidden from the humans in the underground and is bitten by Peloquin (Oliver Parker). Aaron flees from the monsters and finds Dr. Decker, Detective Joyce (Hugh Quarshie) and a team of police officers waiting for him outside the cemetery. Decker lies and yells that Aaron has a gun and he is murdered by the police. However the bite revives him and he goes to Midian, where he joins a society of monsters hidden in the underground. Meanwhile Lori is seeking him out while Decker wants to destroy the ancient bred of monsters.

"Nightbreed" is a cult-horror-fantasy film by Clive Barker. The film is highly entertaining but screenplay has an abrupt beginning and a deceptive conclusion. The DVD I saw does not have an alternate ending in accordance with the director's cut, but the description gives a perfect conclusion to this film. Aaron says goodbye to Lori, but she suicides and resurrects as a Nightbreed. There is no resurrection of Decker and Ashberry kills Eigerman that is seeking revenge. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Raça das Trevas" ("Darkness Breed")

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