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I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Clive Baker's films are always good. Gotta love the porcupine woman - Gotya!
Firstly I must admit I'm a huge fan of Clive Barker. So I've been dying to see this movie ever since I read the book this movie is based on, Cabal.
The movie does show it's age a little bit, the... Read more characters sporting the typical 80's big hair and so forth. However being familiar with Barker's artwork, the monster effects and characters of Midian look as though they've literally walked off the pages of a classic horror comic.
The story centres on the apparently disturbed and lonely Aaron Boone (Craig Scheffer), who finds himself accused of a number of brutal murders commited in suburban Canada. Boone is also haunted by fantasical dreams of the mythic monster hideawy 'Midian', written off as the deranged fantasys of a sick mind by his therapist, Dr. Phillip Decker (David Croenenberg).
Finding himself hospitalised after a bad experience on mind altering drugs prescribed by the good Doctor, Boone meets Narcisse (Hugh Ross) who, in amongst his own crazed ramblings, gives Bone an unexpected ray of light. Midian is not only real, it's real close.
What follows is a unique story with characters like the dark and mysetrious Peloquin (Oliver Parker), the seductive Rachel (Catherine Chevalier) and the unwilling leader Ashberry (Malcolm Smith)
The good Doctor however is not all he seems, and Midian is about to head for an epic showdown it is neither prepared for nor wants. However, things will be interesting, because as the tagline of the movie says, At last, the night has a hero.
The book was better but this is a good adaption of it, it is starting to date a bit now but was still fun to watch.
it a real good movie shame they dont put stuff like this on tv any more give it 10 out of 10
I saw this movie years ago and I have to say it is one that I can/have watched hundreds of times. not giving away any of the movie it is one you have to see to enjoy. good makeup on the people from midion - feel sorry for these beings