“It’s all true. God is an astronaut, Oz is over the rainbow, and Midian is where the Monsters are”. Peloquin – Oliver Parker (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, 1990).
Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer) dreams of Midian, a hidden subterranean world where monsters have created a haven from humanity. Convinced he no longer belongs in the human world, Boone goes in search of Midian.
A hybrid fantasy/horror vision combining elements of 90s pop-culture, folk horror, and the uncanny and based on Barker’s short novel Cabal (1989), Clive Barker’s Nightbreed explores themes that revolve around redemption, identity and belonging.
With a score by Danny Elfman and a cult cast of actors - Doug Bradley, Hugh Quarshie, Simon Bramford, Hugh Ross and David Cronenberg, Nightbreed pits ‘humans’ against persecuted ‘monsters’ using metaphor and parable to take on bias and prejudice. A narrative that champions the outsider and the underdog and questions, “who are the real monsters?”
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