Synopsis: A community of mutant outcasts of varying types and abilities attempts to escape the attention of a psychotic serial killer and redneck vigilantes with the help of a brooding young man who discovers them. Based on the novel "Cabal" by Clive Barker.
Director(s): Clive Barker
  7 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Save me from my enemy.

Well, hi.


You okay?

Yeah... Sorry.

Want something to eat?


- You know what?

- Hmm?

We should get out of

Calgary for a few days.

You know, just take off.

Any place special?

Somewhere we can be alone together.

More alone than this?


No work, no telephone calls.

- No bad dreams.

- No bad dreams.


Decker's been calling again.


All last week, every day.

And what does he want?

I don't know, I haven't talked to him.

I haven't called him back.

Well, if he can help...

I'm just... so frustrated.

You spend all that time

working for somebody and...

Look, go see him.

Okay? Tell him it's all

gone except the bad dreams.

The dreams aren't even

that bad anymore.

I'm actually beginning to like them.

That does sound crazy,

now doesn't it?



It's Dr. Decker.

Hey... long time, no speak.

Four months.

So you miss me?

- I need to see you.

- Why? I'm healthy.

I'm feeling good.

I'd like to believe that,

I really would.

So believe it, it's true.

I'm still in my office,

I'll wait for you.

Oh, I uh, can't. I'm on my way out.

Tomorrow then.


Is something wrong?

Don't let me down again.

I'll be there.

God help us both.

'Cause I like being fat

because it's comfortable

and I like myself fat.

And I like you fat, too!

Keep it down,

you'll wake the munchkins!


Sweety, you're supposed

to be beddy-byes!

I heard something.

What did you hear, honey?

A bad man.

Oh, everything's alright.

You go back to bed, munchkin,

and I'll come and see

you a bit later, OK?



You've got a visitor.

Wow... you look great.

If I wasn't so dirty...

I've gotta get to rehearsal.

I don't need to see my

baby sing, you know.

Get one more car done and we'll see.

I'm not going to be at home, so...

why don't you meet me at the club,

and we'll go to my place from there?



You know, most of my colleagues would

have walked away from a case like yours.

But I found you intriguing.

All that talk about

monsters, and Midian.

Only I didn't create 'em, I heard

about 'em from other people.

Yeah, but you've incorporated

it into your private mythology.

I guess I did.

I needed a place to escape to.

A place where all your

sins would be forgiven.


Do you remember what sins?

What do you mean?

Well, when you imagined yourself

being taken away to this...

invented city, to Midian,

what sins were you gonna be forgiven?

Are we back in therapy, Doctor?

They were just dreams.

Midian doesn't exist.

Monsters don't exist.

But murder does, Aaron.

Murder is very, very real.

It might start in the mind...

but then it changes

to flesh and blood.

Two days ago, the police

brought me some photographs.

They wanted to know if any

of my patients was capable...

of doing what's in those photographs.

I'm gonna show them to you.


Because when you talked

about murder on the tapes...

I assumed it was just hallucination.

That's what I assumed.

What you described on

those tapes, Aaron...

was very detailed. Very specific.

Houses, faces.

These houses. These faces.

No, I... I don't remember.

Would you like to hear it?


So you think I did this?

Six families killed in

ten months, Aaron.

Oh, God...

So what am I gonna do?

You're gonna take these.

They'll help you.

You've got 24 hours

to go to the police...

and tell them the truth.

And that's all I can give you.


This is Boone.

You know what to do. Adios.

Yeah, hi, it's me.

I'm at my place and I thought

you were gonna be here.

So come over as soon

as you get this, OK?

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Clive Barker

Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English writer, film director, and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which established him as a leading horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably the Hellraiser and Candyman series. He was the Executive Producer of the film Gods and Monsters. more…

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