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January 16, 2013

Nightbreed ala Deviant Art: A Retrospective Through A Random Art Search

Clive Barker's Nightbreed is one of my favorite childhood horror movies. The reason is because it scared the fucking shit out of me when I saw it for the first time. It wasn't the plentiful amounts of bizarre creatures, or Boone's trip from an out of control loner to a Monster of Midian. No... it was the man in the mask. Dr. Dekker. What a freaky fuck! This is a freaky mask to end all freaky masks... and even though I was a nut job horror freak it spooked the shit out of me. Now that I think about it, the monsters of Midian played a significant part as well. Not that they were particular threatening,  but Narcise, Shuna Sassi, & Peloquin were weird enough to put a chill in you. The movie's individuals stuck with me through adulthood, and although the movie doesn't hold up particularly great (it is still pretty good) some certain aspects stand the test of time. There are certain qualities of the film that are important. first of all, Barker directed the film himself from his novel Cabal and wanted to create a very unique vision of his creature creations. Secondly, David Lynch's cold portrayal of Dr Dekker is one of the greatest villains of all time. Plus you get a killer early career performance from Craig Schaffer , which is all one can ask of an 80s movie... am I right? I recently got the DVD for Christmas from my lovely Tara, and I re-watched the film. I am also about to read the original short story, Cabal, so I decided to pop over to Deviant Art and see what deviations based on Nightbreed I could turn up. I found 10 killer ones, and I plan on sharing them after the break. Enjoy them all, and click each artists name to be brought to their page an view all of their other cool ass art. Long live Cabal... Long live the Children of the Moon... Long live MIDIAN!!!!

Boone by Vazoline
Dekker by Juhoham

Mask no. 12 - Nightbreed by Malevolent Nate
Cabal/Nightbreed by Elmo Art 82

Boone by Cole Munro Chitty

The Gates of Midian by Sinistra 

Messiahs of Midian by Brett Gray 

Clive Barker's Nightbreed by Blackzarro

Peloquin by Peloquin's Queen 

Shuna Sassi by Dreekzilla

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