Nightbreed
Nightbreed (1990)

Multimedia horror maven Clive Barker followed the success of his feature directorial debut, Hellraiser, with this equally surreal effort, based on his novella Cabal. The story involves the plight of Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer), a young man… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The Director's Cut is vastly superior to the theatrical version, expanding on the secretive realm of Midian and the monsters who reside in this underground lair.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

Clive Barker's "Nightbreed" suffers from a very flawed and weak premise, one that doesn't even come close to supporting the two-hour runtime.

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Fred Topel
CraveOnline

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.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

For all of its blockbuster aspirations, the clumsily vulgar script and uneven performances leave [Nightbreed] mired in b-grade horror territory.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The only really strong aspect of Nightbreed is the 'breed itself-there are some truly bizarre and imaginative monstrosities on display.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

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.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

At its best, Nightbreed is like a living version of a coffee-table book, with each page filled with tentacled, quilled, or moon-faced monsters.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The pic remains passable only as a work that is all style and no substance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
Full marks for great monster makeup and a story that is excellently cheesy and pointless.
Alex roy
Clive Barker has a phenomenal imagination when it comes to making a good horror yarn. Nightbreed unfortunately doesn't deliver for me. I found the plot to… More
Phil Hubbs
Cool film title, much better than the original novel title of 'Cabal', guess 'Morgan Creek' was right on that little change. Unfortunately… More
Tim Salmons
Not a fantastic horror flick, but it is quite charming.
David Ladd
This is one of those films that I hope the director's cut gets released. The film as it stands now is a great horror/fantasy film but you can see that the… More
Conner Rainwater
Crazy Clive Barker and his freaks. It's such a Tim Burton type of movie, just way more psychotic. The effects were really good and the story was great, it… More