History Film / Nightbreed

15th Jul '15 3:48:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* SealedBadassInACan: Early in Boone's introduction to the Breed, he finds that the hall to Baphomet's chamber is lined on either side by locked cells containing Berserkers: Breed who are mindless and deformed (even for monsters), but who's strength is unparalleled. During the climax of the movie, Midian is falling apart, fires are raging through the cemetery, and the Breed are being slaughtered by gun-toting humans. Lylesburg uses his last moments alive [[GodzillaThreshold to unlock ALL the doors]] and drive away the invading humans.

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* SealedBadassInACan: Early in Boone's introduction to the Breed, he finds that the hall to Baphomet's chamber is lined on either side by locked cells containing Berserkers: Breed who are mindless and deformed (even for monsters), but who's whose strength is unparalleled. During the climax of the movie, Midian is falling apart, fires are raging through the cemetery, and the Breed are being slaughtered by gun-toting humans. Lylesburg uses his last moments alive [[GodzillaThreshold to unlock ALL the doors]] and drive away the invading humans.
10th Apr '15 5:58:04 AM Spindriver
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* WainscotSociety: In a dark form - the Nightbreed and Midian.
1st Mar '15 11:52:06 AM Mephistopheles
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* GollumMadeMeDoIt: In the original novella Decker is driven to kill by his mask 'Button Face' that speaks to him in his mind. This was dropped in the film although a few deleted scenes show the mask talking with Cronenberg's voice.
1st Mar '15 11:45:21 AM Mephistopheles
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* {{Flanderization}}: Ashberry in the new comic series. In the original film he turns evil after being burned by Baphomet but prior to that he was halfway decent and even tried to stop Eigerman from massacring the Nightbreed. In the comics even before meeting them he's shown as a full-blown religious zealot (whereas in the film he didn't even believe in the existence of Satan) quoting Bible scripture and murdering people. Likewise in events taking place after the film he's still depicted as such even though the film shows him removing his priest's collar before encountering Baphomet.



* GhostShipping: The main character Boone/Cabal returns from the dead after being shot repeatedly by the police and later continues his romance with his girlfriend.
3rd Dec '14 12:14:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Decker is resurrected in the theatrical cut of the film by Ashberry. However in Cabal, the Epic Comics adaptation, and the Director's Cut, he stays dead.]]

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[[spoiler: Decker is resurrected in the theatrical cut of the film by Ashberry. However in Cabal, the Epic Comics adaptation, and the Director's Cut, he stays dead.]]
3rd Dec '14 12:06:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* DecapitationPresentation: The homocidal Dr. Decker seems to be fond of this. He cuts off a motel clerk's head and places it on the front desk for his wife to find before killing her too. [[spoiler: Later, he decapitates Narcisse and puts the head on a stick before showing it to Boone.]]

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* DecapitationPresentation: The homocidal homicidal Dr. Decker seems to be fond of this. He cuts off a motel clerk's head and places it on the front desk for his wife to find before killing her too. [[spoiler: Later, he decapitates Narcisse and puts the head on a stick before showing it to Boone.]]
4th Nov '14 10:37:00 PM blackwingedheaven
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* GameFace: Lori and her boyfriend Eric Boone, now a newly-turned member of the Nightbreed, have escaped Midian and are on the run from the police. When the cops marshal an entire force to arrest him he turns around to show Lori his true face.

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* GameFace: Lori and her boyfriend Eric Aaron Boone, now a newly-turned member of the Nightbreed, have escaped Midian and are on the run from the police. When the cops marshal an entire force to arrest him he turns around to show Lori his true face.
26th Oct '14 2:39:54 PM Zearth
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* [[LastOfHisKind Last of Their Kind]]: Midian is a whole city of this. Strange beings nearly hunted to extinction and one-of-a-kind freaks all find refuge there.


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* {{Utopia}}: To naturals, Midian probably looks like the stuff of twisted nightmares. But to the Nightbreed it's "Shangri La on dope".
25th Oct '14 7:17:17 PM Zearth
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: All of the Nighbreed are vampiric to some extent. They crave blood and flesh and the sunlight hurts them. But the variety of their appearances and individual traits are vast. Aaron Boone is the closest to "your average vampire" in his Nightbreed form. He's more or less a [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy-style]] vampire with an increased resistance to sunlight.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: All of the Nighbreed are vampiric to some extent. They crave blood and flesh and the sunlight hurts them. But the variety of their appearances and individual traits are vast. Aaron Boone is the closest to "your average vampire" in his Nightbreed form. He's more or less a [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy-style]] vampire with an increased resistance to sunlight.sunlight.
* PhysicalGod: Baphomet, the creator of Midian. What it IS though, seems to be a mystery even to the Breed.


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* TheSacredDarkness: The Baptizer, Baphomet.
23rd Oct '14 12:39:20 AM Zearth
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler:Villainous variation. The hateful serial killer Dr. Decker, who despises everything that isn't him and regarded the Nightbreed as vermin that he wanted to exterminate, becomes a Nightbreed himself in the SequelHook at the end when the priest revives him. Now he's an undead, superpowered serial killer more dangerous than ever.]]

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*AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler: Ashberry in the novel ends up crippled, and spouting prophetic gibberish Eigermann intends to decrypt to aid him in his revenge on the Nightbreed. In both versions of the film, he's the one intent on hunting them to extinction. The Boom Comics series even goes so far as to make him secretly a zealot SerialKiller.]]
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler:Villainous variation.variation in the theatrical cut. The hateful serial killer Dr. Decker, who despises everything that isn't him and regarded the Nightbreed as vermin that he wanted to exterminate, becomes a Nightbreed himself in the SequelHook at the end when the priest revives him. Now he's an undead, superpowered serial killer more dangerous than ever.]]



* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:In the original novel, Eigerman survives the climax and decides to aid Ashberry in hunting down the Nightbreed. In the film, he dies and his role at the end is taken by Dr. Decker, whom Ashberry resurrects]].
* DecapitationPresentation: The homocidal Dr. Decker seems to be fond of this. He cuts off a motel clerk's head and places it on the front desk for his wife to find before killing her too. Later, he decapitates one of the Nightbreed and puts the head on a stick before showing it to his friends.

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:In the original novel, Eigerman survives the climax and decides to aid use Ashberry in hunting to hunt down the Nightbreed. In both cuts of the film, he dies and his role at the end is taken by Dr. Decker, whom Ashberry resurrects]].dies.]].
* DecapitationPresentation: The homocidal Dr. Decker seems to be fond of this. He cuts off a motel clerk's head and places it on the front desk for his wife to find before killing her too. [[spoiler: Later, he decapitates one of the Nightbreed Narcisse and puts the head on a stick before showing it to his friends.Boone.]]



* LivingShadow: Lylesburg in the novella.
* MadProphet: In Cabal, Reverend Ashberry is reduced to this.



* SerialKiller: Dr. Decker is a [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropic]] serial killer who murders entire families and anyone else he comes across to 'cleanse' the world. [[spoiler:He becomes an undead one at the end.]]

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* SerialKiller: Dr. Decker is a [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropic]] serial killer who murders entire families and anyone else he comes across to 'cleanse' the world. [[spoiler:He becomes an undead one at the end.end of the theatrical cut. The Boom Comics series also goes so far as to reveal Ashberry has killed A LOT of [[DisposableSexWorker hookers]].]]



* SmiteMeOhMightySmiter: Shown with an aftermath in the film -- A badly fallen priest is dragged along for the ride when the rednecks go after the Nightbreed, and when he manages to splash the Shattered God's transformative baptism over himself, he winds up in the ruins of the Breed's old home, reviving Cabal's nemesis and vowing revenge: "Their God burned me. I want to burn him back!"

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* SinisterMinister: Reverend Ashberry after being "burned" by Baphomet in both versions of the film wants revenge on both the Nightbreed and their God.
* SmiteMeOhMightySmiter: Shown with an aftermath in the film -- A badly fallen priest is dragged along for the ride when the rednecks go after the Nightbreed, and when he manages to splash the Shattered God's transformative baptism over himself, he winds up in the ruins of the Breed's old home, reviving Cabal's nemesis home and vowing revenge: "Their God burned me. I want to burn him back!"



* TearOffYourFace: One character starts to cut his own face off as part of his passage into Midian. Later inverted, in that [[spoiler: as a Nighbreed he peels off all of his skin ''but'' his face.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Decker is resurrected in the theatrical cut of the film by Ashberry. However in Cabal, the Epic Comics adaptation, and the Director's Cut, he stays dead.]]
** [[spoiler: Lylesburg survives in the Novella.]]
** [[spoiler: Narcisse lives in the theatrical cut of the film, but dies in both the Novella and the Director's Cut.]]
* TearOffYourFace: One character starts to cut his own face off as part of his passage into Midian. Later inverted, in that [[spoiler: as a Nighbreed he peels off all of his skin ''but'' his face.face in the film and comics. The novella plays this straight.]]



* WeakenedByTheLight: Some Nightbreed burn in sunlight.

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* WeakenedByTheLight: Some Nightbreed burn in sunlight. In the Novella this somehow applies to all of them [[spoiler: except Cabal.]]
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