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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 community of mutant outcasts of varying types and abilities attempts to escape the attention of a... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Absolutely Fascinating See more (103 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)
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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
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)
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)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the Bible, Midian was the land in which Moses lived for forty years in self-imposed exile. It was in Midian that God appeared to Moses as the burning bush, telling him to go back to Egypt to free the Israelites.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the scene when the berserkers are loose, a man catches fire and stumbles into a bush. You can clearly see the bush is a prop as it falls over and sits back up.See more »
Quotes:
Captain Eigerman:You are a freak and a cannibal and you've come to the wrong town.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tesis (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Red River ValleySee more »

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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely Fascinating, 26 August 1999
Author: PatrickH-2 from Jersey Shore USA

Fascinating is an excellent word to describe NIGHTBREED: it doesn't necessarily mean it is good or bad, just interesting. Indeed, Im still not sure whether or not this film is good or bad.

On the credits side, the sets, costumes, make-up, special effects, even the matte paintings are gorgeous, grotesque, perfect for what is required. I was amazed that such fantastic production values could be found in a movie that on the surface seems so schlocky. There is such a wealth of imagination here that one can hardly take time out to think about the flaws. I was so amazed by the knock-out apocalyptic finale that I could barely think about how silly the context is (a bunch of redneck Canadians blow-torching a cemetary.)

he film's biggest flaw is it's sheer magnitude- there are SO many characters, plots, subtexts, overlays, and so on, that no really coherent or involving center emerges. It can be interpreted as: a story about how love conquers the supernatural (a la Dead Again), a Silence-of-the-lambs-like psychodrama about a serial killer; a dreamy horror flick reminiscent of Nightmare on Elm Street and especially Little Monsters; a Gilliam-inspired fantasy (the teeming underworld city is strongly reminiscent of Brazil and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness in Time Bandits, while other parts are reminiscent of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen); a symbolic tale of racial tolerance; and on and on. So much happens, so many characters are involved, so many subtexts present themselves, its hard to know what is going on at all.

Still, one really does have to see the film to believe it. The underworld city is stunning, its atmosphere created perfectly by both the production design and a series of bizarre tableaux of its residents. It is a mark of Barker's screenwriting talent (so often evident in his other films if you can look beneath the shlock) that all the characters, even monsters seen only briefly, ring true in some strange way. The many stories are actually touching. Also, the ending is cleverly conceived; it doesnt go out of its way to leave the door open for a sequel, rather the open door is integral to the plot. I would love to see a follow-up just to know how Barker carries through the mythical aspects he introduces in this film's last part.

Perhaps the film could have been more focused, with fewer subsidiary characters; perhaps the completely inappropriate (but obviously intentional) humor could have been dropped; perhaps the entire serial-killer sub-plot could have been excised completely. In any case, this film is a knock-out.

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