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Scream Factory To Release Nightbreed On Blu-ray!

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm by Adam Knabe

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With all the crazy buzz and news coming out of SDCC it’s easy for things to get lost in the shuffle and miss the important stuff in all the noise. Like the amazing news that Scream Factory will be releasing Clive Barker’s Nightbreed on Blu-ray some time in 2014! Scream Factory announced this exciting news at SDCC this weekend along with the announcement they will be releasing Assault On Precinct 13, Darkman, Saturn 3, Eve of Destruction, Cat People (1982), The Initiation of Sarah, and Are You In the House Alone? some time in 2014. Scream Factory also pointed out they would have a lot more in store for the coming year.

In less than a year the off shoot of the excellent production company Shout Factory, Scream Factory, has become the sort of Criterion Collection of niche horror films and other genre bending oddities. Since October of 2012 Scream Factory has released almost 20 films ranging from many collector editions, re-releases, and many films that have not been seen since the heyday of VHS.

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed released in 1990 was his second feature film after the very successful Hellraiser. Based off of his story Cabal it follows Boone a young man who suffers from disturbing nightmares who is framed for a string of grisly murders by his psychiatrist. Left for dead he discovers an ancient race of creatures who may hold the answer to his nightmares and his place in the world.


While I have a general mixed bag of emotions in regards to the movies Scream has announced (excited about Darkman and Assault, curious about Saturn 3 and Eve , and downright dreading 1982’s Cat People) I am absolutely head over heels about Nightbreed coming to Blu-ray. Nightbreed use to be available in stores through Warner Brothers before only being released through their made to order DVD website. Nightbreed is a very under appreciated 1980’s horror film. It suffers a little bit with the story being a bit ambitious for a movie adaptation and the pacing is a little off at times but the creatures are amazing and the inclusion of Canadian director David Cronenberg as a serial killer who kills breeders is priceless. Especially when you look at Cronenberg’s body of work and his fascination of sex gone wrong. Scream very little information on this release other than it being sometime in 2014. The wait begins, but the excitement will never cease.

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