YMMV / Nightbreed

  • Anvilicious: Humans have a shocking capacity for hatred, and that is a Bad Thing. This is one of those Aesops that's perennially relevant...
  • Complete Monster: Dr. Philip Decker is far more evil than any of the actual monsters in the film are. He masquerades as a renowned psychologist, but is actually a masked, bayonet-wielding serial killer who butchers families (including the children), women he comes across, and anyone else he can get his hands on. He sees himself as a Death-like figure on a mission to stop the continuation of mankind. After Deckerís psychiatric patient Aaron tells him his dreams of the Nightbreed civilization, he frames Aaron for his crimes and gets Aaron killed by the police. When he learns of Aaron's resurrection and the existence of the Tribes of the Moon, he tries to exterminate the civilization of Dark is Not Evil magical creatures as the ultimate extension of his mission to cleanse the world. A depraved and hypocritical Knight Templar with an utter contempt for humans and Nightbreed alike, he earns the fear and disgust of everyone who's unlucky enough to see his true face.
  • Fan Disservice: The character of Shuna Sassi is a walking example of this both in-universe and to those who view the film.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Shuna Sassi impales with her quills a soldier named Kenny.
    • Also, some of the Midianites look like the sewer mutants from Futurama.
  • Ho Yay: Peloquin's... hunger for Boone carries a metric ton of Does This Remind You of Anything?.
    • Leroy Gomm and Lude are...rather close. Apart from all the shoulder-touching, during Boone's dream there's a blink and you'll miss moment after 0.28, where Lude falls on the ground and Leroy looks around for him. If you slow down the video, you'll see that when he bends toward him, their faces touch.
    • Also, Narcisse complimenting Ohnaka's tattoos and touching his chest (much to Ohnaka's dismay)
  • Moral Event Horizon: Eigermann crosses it by declaring war on the Nightbreed. He was always a sociopathic Glory Hound with no concern for Decker's victims, but he really acted on his inner cruelty once he decided to take vigilante action and start killing the monsters indiscriminately, children included, going well beyond his duties as Captain, even going as far as shooting at a deserter who had second thoughts about the lynching.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The Director's Cut, ironically enough. While it's true the manner of bringing Decker back to life in the original film did ruin the character of Ashberry, the idea of him coming back to life still makes sense. He had been impaled along with Cabal, and could logically have been infected with his blood.
  • Uncanny Valley: Oddly enough, the more human-looking Midians (ie. the guy with the crescent-shaped head) are much creepier than the ones who look just plain demonic.