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?

I love you... Bye.

Take it easy.

Take it easy.

- What have you been taking tonight?

- Lithium.

Lucky you're in one piece, fella.

This is not Lithium, my friend.

What was I taking?

It looks like it could be some

kind of lab quality hallucinogen.

You're on what we used to

call a bad trip, ol' buddy.

Six families killed

in ten months, Aaron.

Six families killed

in ten months, Aaron.

Please take me.

Take me to Midian!

Take me to Midian, I'll do anything!

Have I missed you?

Have I missed you? No.

Please come. Please come.

Please come. Come and take me.

Take me to Midian!

Please take me. Take me!

Take me to Midian!

Please, I beg you. I'll do anything.

Why won't you come?

What'd you say?

I said shut up!

They won't come while you're here.

They won't show themselves

to the likes of you.

What'd you just say?

What'd you just say?

You said "Midian."

Did I? Maybe.

What do you know about it?

It's where the monsters go.

It takes away the pain.

Hey, wait a minute...

What do you know about it?

They forgive you there.

See, they only take

you if you're worthy.

You know what they do to

those that... aren't worthy?


So you know where it is?

You and I could go there.

- They sent you.

- What?

They sent you to take me.


But I need to know where it is.

It's a test.

Yes. Yes.

North of Athabasca.

East of Peace River.

North of Dwyer.

You'll take me.

I'm worthy, you ask anyone!

I knew you'd come.

I was... I was waiting!


I know, I know, I know.

I know. I know.

First, I have to show you.

That's how it works.

- Show me what?

- My true face.

That's what these are for.

I'm an actor, see?

There's a face beneath this face.

- No!

- Let me! You have to see me!

First I show you,

then you take me with you!

Juvenile delinquency,

periodically institutionalized...

some violent episodes.

No criminal charges,

and he's been in my care...

- What the hell have you done?

- Nothing!

In there! They need help!

What's he saying?

He's not making a whole lot of sense.

Something about a

place called "Midian."

He's dying. I think he wants to die.

Inspector, I know Boone.

I know how he talks,

I know how he manipulates.

Now, maybe if the right

words are said to this man,

they'll trigger something.

Go ahead.

I'll do what I can...

but I'll have to have privacy.

Move and I'll slit your throat!

- You've got him?

- I've got him.

Holy sh*t!

Are you from Midian?

- We should take him below, Peloquin.

- He's not Nightbreed.

- He's natural.

- No, I've killed people!

I-I'm like you. That's why I'm here.

Shut the f*** up. You're meat.

If we eat him we break the law!

That's true.

Everything's true.

God's an astronaut.

Oz is over the rainbow.

And Midian is where

the monsters live.

And you came to die.

I didn't come to die.

I came to be with you.

No. Sorry.

I can smell innocence...

From 50 yards.

I've killed people.

I've killed 15 people!

- Who told you that?

- What do you mean?

He lied, a**hole!

You're natural.

That means...

you're meat...

for the beast.

We mustn't! It's the law!

F*** the law.

I want meat.

Let him go!

Peloquin, no!

He's meat. He's meat!

That way. The gate's that way!

Run while you've still got legs!

He's gone! Enough!


Something... natural.

Freeze! Aaron Boone,

you're under arrest!

Boone, listen to him. It's no use.

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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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