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Set in the canadian wilderness, a search is on for a serial killer and an ancient tribe of monsters called the night-breed.
Troubled twentysomething Craig Sheffer is haunted by violent dreams of serial killings and nocturnal invitations by misshapen creatures who live in a misty, mysterious land called Midia. Adapted and directed by Clive Barker (Hellraiser) from his novel Cabal, this tribute to the magical creatures of the night plays like a Jungian reinterpretation of classic myths with a modern twist. Nightbreed are the dead reborn as monsters of legend, fantasies, and nightmares who form their own outcast society in an underground city beneath an Alberta graveyard. Visionary horror director David Cronenberg steps in front of the camera to play Sheffer's unscrupulous psychiatrist, an eerie, unsettling character whose dark side is hidden under a soft-spoken manner and an eerily calm and controlled voice.
Barker has a rather unsubtle approach to this fantastical Holocaust metaphor: every human is a victim, a hick, or a bloodthirsty monster, and the climactic witch-hunt is all gore and spectacle. By contrast the bestial society of outcasts has a kind of natural, innocent savagery that turns protective when the tribe is threatened. Cool-looking beings of bright colors, latex masks, and outrageous bodysuits, they band together like some extreme mutant superhero team with anger-management issues. Barker could use more attention to details (what happened to the so-called mystic properties of his shape-shifting monster heroes when the guns were drawn?), but there's an undeniable charge to his modern take on myth and magic. --Sean Axmaker
haha, this movies both amusing and great! the makeup is the best of any! This classic just Never looses its charm!Published 1 month ago by Angel
One of Clive Barkers best films. There should have been sequels.Published 2 months ago by Wayne Holland
I think it's funny that the internet movie and tumblr nerds have started saying this could've been like Star Wars. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Old goodie! Definitely an eighties movie but put it this way..saw this over twenty years ago and it stuck with me as a great movie.Published 4 months ago by elizabeth hunter
Very happy to have a part of my horror collection, finally. It arrived before expected delivery time. Overall, very satisfied.Published 5 months ago by halloweenfreak
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