Released in 1990, Nightbreed is a gay horror fantasy film that follows the story of a group of misfits who try to escape an unhinged serial killer. The ‘90s classic stars Craig Sheffer and David Cronenberg and was written and directed by Clive Barker. The motion picture is based on Barker’s earlier novella entitled Cabal.
There’s always been a strong LGBTQ+ draw to the world of fright, and it’s really not difficult to see why. Horror, at its very core, is a genre of “otherness.” Often celebrating, venerating, or putting on display the plight of the outsider, horror creates a narrative that those who exist outside of the mainstream can easily identify.