Tag: Nightbreed

May 28, 2015 / / Main Slate

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In the 1980s, fantasy films would often either take a decidedly kid-friendly route – WILLOW, THE DARK CRYSTAL – or a more sleazy, action-oriented one – EXCALIBUR, THE BEASTMASTER – but seldom did fantasy merge with horror. This may not have been a result of lack of trying though; horror luminary Lucio Fulci tried his hand with the gory sorcery epic CONQUEST, Neil Jordan attempted to make the fairy tale terrifying with THE COMPANY OF WOLVES and Tim Burton injected plenty of horror imagery in his family targeted BEETLEJUICE, but something was still missing. Following his screenplays for UNDERWORLD and RAWHEAD REX, novelist Clive Barker would write and direct HELLRAISER based on his own novella and, finally, horror and fantasy would merge in ways both sinister and really, really messy.