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The uncut version of Clive Barker's Nightbreed was considered a holy grail to horror fanatics for years, yet no one knew where the lost footage was. Fast forward to 2009, when it became apparent that production company Morgan Creek knew where the lost footage was, but weren't about to spend the money to release it. Around this time, two separate VHS work prints were unearthed and subsequently shown to festival audiences. In 2012, the Cabal Cut was edited together from both work prints as well as the existing DVD and used as a rolling road show to drum up finances in order for an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The only really strong aspect of Nightbreed is the 'breed itself-there are some truly bizarre and imaginative monstrosities on display."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"CABAL CUT: We get a little more Decker, and quite a bit more redneck rampaging, but there is also inevitably a whole lot more Boone. Longer does not equal better, esp. in horror, and all this extra stuffing does not stop a turkey being a turkey."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Starts out with a bang, ends with a whimper."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The Cabal Cut finally captures what Barker was after, warts and all, reinstating depth, emotion, and a human presence to the story, which finds its fantasy footing once again."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The pic remains passable only as a work that is all style and no substance."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Goofily entertaining, with an amusing turn by David Cronenberg."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"If you loved Nightbreed, The Cabal Cut will give you more of what you loved, but it fixes none of the film's shortcomings. It may even emphasize the film's story problems."
‑ Fred Topel, CraveOnline
"Disappointing make-up showcase disguised as a thriller."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Although Barker knows a good, eerie setting when he sees one, he can't seem to do anything with it."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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