This is a lesser known but absolutely stunning genre-busting fantasy horror film from 1990 directed by the amazing horror/fantasy writer Clive Barker after writing and then directing the hugely successful horror film Hellraiser.
This is not a straight horror scare fest like Hellraiser, as it is much more. It is a almost fairytale like dark story, twisted fable set in modern times. A young man is not sure he has killed people or not, and might be framed. He runs away, runs to a strange mythical town for sanctuary and finds strange horrors waiting.
It is a fantastic film, a horror film ,but with a huge scope, a big tale to tell, monsters, lovers, romance, danger, serial killer. All of this and a music score from Danny Elfman which sounds very similar to his score for the huge Tim Burton Batman film released not long before.
This is a great film, but is not in the cut it was intended as. The director Clive Barker knows that the studios still hold many missing lost scenes which he hopes to eventually cut back into the film, and many fans want this. See the film and see how even more amazing it might be with the full story as it was originally intended. Fantasic fantasy horror film from a master writer and director of dark fantastic.