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Release Date: February 16, 1990

Starring: Craig Sheffer, David
Cronenberg, Anne Bobby, &
Charles Haid

Genre: Horror

Audience: Adults

Rating: R


Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Director: Clive Barker

Executive Producer:

Producer: Gabriella Martinelli

Writer: Clive Barker

Address Comments To:

Mr. Barry Diller
20th Century Fox
P.O. Box 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
(213) 277-2211


Profanities, obscenities and vulgarities; as well as graphic and gory violence



A psychiatrist tricks a young man into thinking he has committed a series of very nasty murders. The poor guy, seeking refuge from the police, goes underground in a city inhabited by an ancient race of monsters and the living dead.

From the same man who gave us HELLRAISER I & II, Clive Barker has the potential to create extremely frightening sequences and characters, but fouls his pictures with excessive gore and offensive language. Within the first thirty minutes of the film, a woman's face and neck are graphically slashed, a man's throat is cut open, and an inmate in a psychiatric ward graphically attempts to cut his face off with a razor. The lead character has a chunk of his shoulder eaten by a fiendish and grotesque monster.

MOVIEGUIDE won't waste your time or our space on such evil. We review NIGHTBREED because it is being distributed by a major distributor and you need to take a stand against this type of evil by informing your family and friends and by writing the distributor. Needless to say, save your money on this one.

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