Monday, June 1, 2009

From Nightbreed: The Director's Cut?

Over on, there's a news story about the possibility of a Nightbreed director's cut, but only if the studio sees that there is enough call for it. The film was written and directed by Clive Barker from his own novella, Cabal.

From the Wikipedia entry:
The movie centers around Aaron Boone (portrayed by Craig Sheffer), a young man plagued by dreams of a city called Midian, populated by bizarre creatures and deviants of all types who refer to themselves as the "Nightbreed". Aaron is framed for several murders by his psychopathic therapist, subsequently killed by police and resurrected by the magic of Midian. Boone joins forces with the other monsters to defend themselves from the true monsters of the story: humankind.

If you haven't seen it yet, go rent it or borrow it from a friend. After you've seen it and said "WTF?", read the article to find out how you can help get Clive Barker's original vision out to the masses. And, after you've done that, go read the novella if you haven't already.


Marvin the Martian said...

I always thought the Director's Cut of Terminator 2 made much more sense, without being draggy. But a lot of DCs are just extra crap that don't add much to the story. If the story was really screwed up to begin with, though, sometimes it helps. ;-)

Lori said...

In the case of Nightbreed, I think it really would help. In the released version, there's a character who just all of a sudden disappears with no explanation. Most of the time, the Director's Cut or Extended Version labels are really just to grab extra rentals when the DVD hits shelves.