SPECTREFEST: Show & Tell w/ Clive Barker + "Nightbreed": Director's Cut

Join us on the back patio during intermission, for the unveiling of our Clive Barker pop-up gallery exhibit!

The brand-new Blu-Ray release of NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT (via our good friends at Scream Factory) hits the streets on October 28th. Pre-order your copy today!

SHOW & TELL – 7:30pm
When, in 1986, Stephen King proclaimed about tonight’s guest of honor “I have seen the future of horror, and its name is Clive Barker” — he wasn’t able to predict just how influential and supremely chilling Barker’s works across all mediums would be. Which makes the prospect of a Cinefamily Show & Tell with Clive such a juicy proposition. From thrift store finds to late-night Tivo, from foreign film bootlegs to home movies, from the popular to the perverse, Clive will take plunder his garage, attic and closets to take us on a personal tour of the audio/video/ephemera that has inspired him, delighted him, or just plain freaked them out.

NIGHTBREED: Director’s Cut – approx. 9:30pm
Following Hellraiser, Clive Barker sought to create an even more outré, expansive universe full of mad creatures, swirling visuals and freaky-deaky sensuality, all based on his 1988 novel “Cabal.” The result: Nightbreed, one of the Nineties’ most unusual works of horror cinema, which asks the question: in the battle of Man vs. Monster — who’s really the monster? Craig Sheffer is the brooding punk who may or may not have committed a string of murders, and who crosses the forbidden subterranean threshold of Midan: the realm of an infinite number of shape-shifting beings. Did we mention that David Cronenberg plays his therapist in a deliciously perverse, scene-stealing performance? Hijinx and an onslaught of good old-fashioned latex creature make-ups ensue; the results are unhinged, dizzying and never, ever dull. In its original 1990 release, Barker’s vision was severely slashed, with whole subplots, characters and a musical number(!) removed. For the very first time in 25 years, you can now experience the director’s cut, with over 40 minutes of new footage in a reconstruction personally supervised by Clive.
Dir. Clive Barker, 1990/2014, digital presentation, 120 min.

Watch the trailer for “Nightbreed”!
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