Nightbreed is one of those classic horrors that for some reason has never been granted a proper region 2 DVD release, and God forbid someone somewhere would decide to release it on Bluray! So, today’s news that the director and writer of Nightbreed, the one and only Clive Barker, is planning to continue the story is very welcome indeed!
While answering questions on his website, here is what Barker had to say:
“We are also actively in conversation about doing a ‘Nightbreed’ television series which will be for cable, so it will have a chance to be as sexy or as graphic in terms of the violence as we need it to be,” says Barker. “For example, do you have Spartacus over there? Oh my God, it redefines gruesome… I also applaud them for finally realising it’s not a bad thing to see a manhood once in a while – it’s not as if half the world doesn’t see it daily…”
Barker continues, “The sensitivity of our culture has sort of caught up with Nightbreed. I don’t wish to be immodest, but the general sense is that the movie failed because people didn’t want to associate with the monster and I think our culture has changed – I think our culture is now ready to embrace the ambiguity. You’ve only got to look at Twilight where obviously the monsters are the good guys – I’m not a huge fan but I’m enough of a fan to watch and see monsters being celebrated.“
So there you have it, very exciting news! We will keep you up to date if and when this develops.
By Matt Wavish