In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Trailer Tuesdays: Nightbreed

Here's the trailer for Clive Barker's Nightbreed.

Man, it's a shame what happened to this movie. Barker had to deal with so much push-back from the studios that the finished film ended up being far from his original vision. You can see from the trailer that the bean counters wanted some sort of action movie with monsters. I find it funny that the trailer states “and the monsters are the good guys” when clearly 20th Century Fox had a rough time wrapping their heads around that concept.

I think the main folly is that Barker, with the talented hands at Image Entertainment at his disposal, served up over thirty unique creatures and barely half of them got any real screen time. That's why this book below is one of my more prized horror possessions.

While it is fortunate that we now have the Cabal/Director's Cut of the film, I can't help but still lament the struggle that Barker had on this picture. 

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