20th Century Fox/Morgan Creek (Gariella
W: Clive Barker [based on his novel
DP: Steve Hardie & Mark Haskins
Ed: Richard Marden & Mark Goldblatt
Mus: Danny Elfman
Craig Sheffer (Aaron Boone/Cabal), Anne Bobby (Lori
Winston), David Cronenberg (Dr. Philip K. Decker), Charles Haid (Capt. Eigerman), Hugh Quarshie (Det. Joyce), Hugh Ross (Narcisse), Doug Bradley (Dirk Lylesberg)
Unique horror movie in which the monsters are considered
good guys and the humans are the real villains. A troubled teenager discovers Midian, an underworld kingdom of shape-shifting beasts, while a psychotic serial killer also wants to find the
mythical world, so he can destroy it.
Clive Barker wrote the screenplay and directed, based on
his own novel, and the film provides a refreshing change for the genre despite not having much narrative drive.