As unbelievable as it seems ‘Nightbreed‘ celebrates its 29th anniversary today!
It centres around a man named ‘Boon’ (Sheffer) who has been framed for multiple murders by his psychatrist (Cronenberg) and is on the run from the police. He seeks shelter in a mythical place called ‘Midian’, where the monstrous and misunderstood can take refuge. It poses the question of man vs the monster and who is really the monster?
Whilst ‘Boon’ found ‘Midian’ with relative ease the production of the film was a far more complex journey for Barker. As such, there have been a number of re-releases and extended cuts of this fantastic film, which still cause debate amongst fans and critics as to which one is the best. ‘Nightbreed‘ is one of my favourite horror films and I love all of the versions released, for different reasons.
It seems hard to believe that the film is now 29 years old. So happy anniversary ‘Nightbreed‘ and thanks to Clive and everyone else that was involved in it’s creation!
‘Nightbreed’ and film artwork © 1990 & 2014 Morgan Creek Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used under fair dealing and fair use for research and commentary purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended. Please refer to the ‘Welcome to Retrollection‘ page for full terms and conditions.
Page layout, original text, images and design are © 2019 Dr Woody and Retrollection.net.