Come meet the dead of night.
- Plethora of monster costumes.
- Practical effects.
- Does a good job making the Nightbreed likeable.
- Although base plot is easy to follow, the specifics of reasoning on the other plots are going to confuse people.
- Plot twist is easy to pick out way before it is revealed.
This is all based on the Director's Cut, and from what I've gathered it's the must-watch version of the movie. It's not bad, and I love the creature designs and practical effects going on, but this one even left me with some questions - and I can usually fill in gaps without issues by making stuff up if I have to - although they aren't really central to the plot as much as a character's motivation. It's cool to see some of the monsters here, as they aren't all overused staples of horror like Vampires and Zombies - one of the female monsters, for example, greatly reminds me of a hedgehog. The only other Clive Barker movies I have seen are Candyman and Hellraiser, and it feels very much like one of those in it's treatment (although obviously different in plot). If you just want to see some interesting monster costumes and don't mind devoting two hours to it, it's not a bad choice.