Rough Cut Blog

The resurrection of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed (1990/2014)

Shuna Sassi (Christine McCorkindale) and Peloquin (Oliver Parker), sympathetic monsters in Clive Barker's Nightbreed (1990)

Clive Barker’s second feature as a director was taken over by studio people who didn’t like the film he was making and ended up a crippled box office failure; Shout Factory has now released a “director’s cut”, more or less restored to Barker’s original intentions, which goes some way – though not all the way – towards making it an interesting horror fantasy.