Duration: 204 minutes
This movie was amazing! Even thought it was made in the 90’s there is so much awesome contained in this master piece. As a side note, this is a book to film adaptation from Clive Barker’s Cabal published in 1988. A book I have now added to my Amazon Wish List!
Here is why I think you will enjoy this movie too. Action! Interesting creatures and designs (I would have loved to be in on the concept art team for this movie)! Detailed story! And explosions galore! Michael Bay would be proud.
I felt that this was more of a thought provoking movie than most horror films. You might be asking why, which means I have to give a simple plot review. There is more to this plot, just so you know, but this is what pertains to the thought provoking aspects that I enjoyed. Main character Boone ends up bitten by a nightbreed (a.k.a. a monster), when he dies he turns into a nightbreed. Side not, those who are not nightbreeds are called naturals. The police and Boone’s girlfriend end up following him to the nightbreeds’ hiding place and learn that these monsters have been hiding underground for many years. Of course these monsters then have to be destroyed. This is where the thought provoking comes into play. Theses nightbreed creatures are hiding for their own protection since many of them were killed by naturals in the past. They just want to be left in peace to raise their children and live their lives because of fear of the naturals.
The soundtracks is a product of the time being heavily influenced by the synthesizer sound of the 80’s since this was made on 1990. Which added to the awesome!
IMDB: 6.5 out of 10 at time of review
Amazon: 4.3 out of 5 stars at time of review. Available to stream (rent or purchase)
Netflix: available at the time of review
Mala’s Review: 5 out of 5!