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Nightbreed is a american film of genre Drama directed by Clive Barker released in USA on 16 february 1990 with Craig Sheffer

Nightbreed (1990)

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Released in USA 16 february 1990
Length 1h42
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Fantastic,    Fantasy,    Action,    Horror,    Romance
Rating65% 3.2991653.2991653.2991653.2991653.299165

Nightbreed (also Night Breed on publicity material, or Clive Barker's Nightbreed) is a 1990 American dark fantasy film written and directed by Clive Barker (who based the film on his 1988 novella Cabal) and starring Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, David Cronenberg, Charles Haid, Hugh Quarshie, and Doug Bradley. The film features an unstable mental patient led to believe by his doctor that he is a serial killer. Tracked down by the police, his doctor, and his girlfriend Lori, Boone eventually finds refuge in an abandoned cemetery called Midian among a "tribe" of monsters and outcasts known as the "Nightbreed" that hide from humanity.

Nightbreed was a commercial and critical failure at the time of its release. In several interviews, Barker protested that the film company tried to sell it as a standard slasher film, and that the powers-that-be had no real working knowledge of Nightbreed‍ '​s story. Since its initial theatrical release, Nightbreed has achieved cult status.

Barker had expressed disappointment with the final cut and longed for the recovery of the reels so it might be re-edited; a director's cut was released by Scream Factory in 2014. Behind the scenes footage of some of the lost scenes has been recovered and can be seen at Barker's Revelations website.


Aaron Boone dreams of Midian, a city where monsters are accepted. At the request of girlfriend Lori Winston, Boone is seeing psychotherapist Dr. Phillip K. Decker, who convinces Boone that he committed a series of murders. In reality, Decker is a masked serial killer who has murdered several families. Decker drugs Boone with LSD disguised as lithium and orders Boone to turn himself in. Before he can, Boone is struck by a truck and taken to a hospital. There, Boone overhears the rants of Narcisse who seeks to enter Midian. Narcisse, convinced that Boone is there to test him, gives Boone directions before tearing the skin off his face. Boone makes his way to Midian, a city standing under a massive graveyard. Once there, he encounters supernatural creatures Kinski and Peloquin. Kinski says that they should bring him below, but Peloquin refuses to allow in a normal human. Boone claims to be a murderer, but Peloquin smells his innocence and attacks him. Boone escapes, only to run into a squad of police officers led by Decker. Boone is gunned down by the police after Decker tries to get him to turn himself in. Due to Peloquin's bite, he comes back to life in the morgue. When he returns to Midian, he finds Narcisse there and he is inducted into their society by Dirk Lylesburg, leader of the Nightbreed. In an initiation ceremony, he is touched by the blood of their deity Baphomet.


Craig Sheffer

(Aaron Boone)
David Cronenberg

(Dr. Philip K. Decker)
Charles Haid

(Captain Eigerman)
Anne Bobby

(Lori Desinger)
Hugh Quarshie

(Detective Joyce)
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