Horror 101 Podcast – Episode 31: Clive Barker’s Nightbreed

Episode XXXI: Clive Barker’s Nightbreed – Mar. 22nd, 2014

“Everything’s true…God’s an astronaut…Oz is over the rainbow…….and Midian’s where the Monsters live!”

This show we’re dissecting Clive Barker’s brilliant dark fantasy, Nightbreed. Nightbreed is the ultimate adult fairy tale filled with awesome monsters and vicious killers. It’s an epic tale of good versus evil. Join us as we discuss this Canadian gem and what it means to the horror world. Find out what went wrong with it’s initial release and how, after 25 years some justice is finally being paid to a wonderful story that was too big for the 100 minutes it was shoehorned into. You’ll never look at David Cronenberg the same way again after you’ve seen him as Dr. Decker. It’s our privilege to finally open the Clive Barker vault.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

1:45 This show was ALMOST Cannibal Holocaust (happy B-day Blake)
4:10 Unlocking the Clive Barker vault (an ode to Hellraiser)
6:20 First time we caught Nightbreed…
8:55 Six families killed in 10 months (Cronenberg IS Decker)
10:50 Enter Midian (Meat for the Beast)
12:40 Envying the monsters (Barker loves desire)
15:00 Narcisse delivers the goods…
16:30 Capt. Eigerman (Sons of the Free)
17:50 Nightbreed is VERY Canadian (film history lesson)…
19:55 Mistreating a fantastic film (Movie studio strikes again)
21:28 The Cabal Cut is coming (with special guest The Son of Celluloid)
23:45 Scoring the existing version (our first unanimous decision)
28:40 Conclusion (“Y’all come back now…”)

Nightbreed 1990

Written and Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring:

Craig Sheffer as Aaron Boone / Cabal
Anne Bobby as Lori Winston
David Cronenberg as Dr. Philip K. Decker
Charles Haid as Captain Eigerman
Hugh Quarshie as Detective Joyce
Hugh Ross as Narcisse
Doug Bradley as Dirk Lylesberg
Catherine Chevalier as Rachel

Music by: Danny Elfman

All video, pictures and audio used from Nightbreed is copyright © 1990 by Morgan Creek Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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