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Nightbreed (1990)

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A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of friendly monsters are hiding from humanity. Meanwhile, a sadistic serial killer is looking for a patsy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Aaron Boone / Cabal
... Lori Winston
... Dr. Philip K. Decker
... Captain Eigerman
... Detective Joyce
... Narcisse
... Dirk Lylesberg
... Rachel
Malcolm Smith ... Ashberry
Bob Sessions ... Pettine
... Peloquin
Debora Weston ... Sheryl Ann
... Kinski
... 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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Action | Fantasy | Horror

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16 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clive Barker's Nightbreed  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,708,918, 19 February 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,862,354
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| (The Cabal Cut) | (The Director's Cut)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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When the receptionist at the motel drops her pastry as she hangs up she hastily puts her cigarette out in the ash tray before kneeling down to up the mess and it falls onto desk and is still burning however moment later when we see the ash tray again as she reaches her hand up to scrape the wads of destroyed pastry on the counter top her cigarette is in the ashtray and no longer burning. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Philip K. Decker: Oh Lori
Lori Desinger: How do you know my name?
Dr. Philip K. Decker: Oh that's a good question
[takes off his mask]
Dr. Philip K. Decker: Here's the answer! Boone's alive Lori... and your death is going to bring him out of hiding
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Vienna Bonbons Waltz, Opus 307
Music by Johann Strauss
Arranged by Danny Elfman
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A real treat
3 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Having read the book after watching the movie I was surprised to see exactly how closely the movie was. Some of the lines and acting in this movie are amazing. Lines like 'we are the sons of the free' spoken before embarking on the apocalypse was so cool.

Every character in this movie is played out and acted in sculpture like artistic quality. The whole 'ancient' graveyard median location is done so well it just carries you there.

The real treat from the movie that you don't get in the book comes from the last 15-20mins of the movie. I can't say what these characters are without adding spoilers but this is where the movie improved on the book in explosive fashion. Have fun, enjoy! But before you go, I've got to show you my real face. Yes yes, that's how it works you see. First I show you then they'll take me.


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