Clive Barker directed the original!
Nightbreed is a different breed of cult classic. The original film, directed by Clive Barker has a dedicated fanbase. But not a lot of people, surprisingly, know that it's based on the novella Cabal, also written by Barker.
But those who do know, know how good that novella is. Possibly one of Clive Barker's best!
In a recent interview with ComingSoon, Clive Barker announced some exciting news regarding the upcoming Nightbreed television series. The news is that, Michael Dougherty, the director of beloved horror films Trick R Treat and Krampus, will be directing the series!
According to Barker, the series is coming along well and he is currently writing the "bible" for it. He also said that Dougherty is also a writer and executive producer on the upcoming HBO adaptation of Hellraiser!
"It’s exciting, after 30 years, to go back to these characters and find out who’s still speaking to me, who wants their story told. My tongue isn’t in my cheek when I say that as when I start a piece, it’s listening. The writing is a piece of listening, I’ve always said I was a journalist and what I was reporting on was the space between my ears.”