Clive Barker's Nightbreed has been controversial since the moment it was released in a version edited by the studio and roundly condemned by Barker, who wrote and directed the movie. A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, it was nominated for three Saturn Awards and won several prizes at European film festivals.Read more...
Clive Barker's Nightbreed has been controversial since the moment it was released in a version edited by the studio and roundly condemned by Barker, who wrote and directed the movie. A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, it was nominated for three Saturn Awards and won several prizes at European film festivals.
Midian Unmade tells the stories of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes, their friends and family members slain before their eyes, the monsters become a mostly-hidden diaspora. Some are hunted; others, hunters. Some seek refuge. Others want revenge.
Contributors include: Karl Alexander, author of the classic novel Time After Time; actor, writer, and director Amber Benson (Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer); New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder; Hugo and John W. Campbell Award winner Seanan McGuire; Bram Stoker Award winner Weston Ochse; David J. Schow, winner of the World Fantasy Award and writer of the screenplay for The Crow; New York Times bestselling writer Stephen Woodworth; and many more 23 stories in all.
With an introduction by Clive Barker, this is an outstanding collection of original horror short stories in a dazzling variety of styles."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Most of the 22 stories in this tribute to Clive Barker’s novel and film Cabal successfully evoke the feelings of loneliness and persecution that motivate that story’s race of monstrous others, the Nightbreed, after humans destroy their homeland, Midian. In Seanan McGuire’s “The Moon Inside,” a teen member of the breed is drawn to teen Naturals—normal humans—who also feel that they’re outsiders. Both David J. Schow’s “Collector” and Lilith Saintcrow’s “Bait and Switch” feature Nightbreed who discover the cruelty of humans while serving as carnival attractions. In Weston Ochse’s “The Devil Until the Credits Roll,” rampant human evil prompts one of the Nightbreed to observe that “when a monster is a monster he’s being true to his nature. When a human is a monster it’s far worse.” References to characters and plot points from Barker’s original may puzzle those not familiar with it, but the juxtapositions of monstrous humans and humanized monsters will register with fans of thought-provoking horror. (July)