In Search of Darkness: Definitive ’80s horror doc set to launch this summer


In Search of Darkness, a crowdfunded documentary that will be a unique, definitive retrospective of ’80s horror, finally gets an official trailer.

Exciting news for horror fans as In Search of Darkness, the highly anticipated documentary film chronicling the complete decade of prime-time horror (a.k.a. the ’80s) gets a trailer and more hints about the upcoming release date!

The film, which was funded through a Kickstarter and earned 300% more than its goal, will be a benchmark documentary for the horror genre. It’ll be the first time we get a complete retrospective of the golden age. Not to mention, the documentary will include horror icons and and greats discussing their experiences during the decade and how their influences have remained so long-lasting.

Not only will the documentary delve into the hallmark films and influences of the ’80s but it will pay tribute to the more obscure titled released at the time, the evolution of special effects, soundtracks, and even the progression of horror from film to television. No stone will be left unturned.

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If you consider yourself a horror guru then this is a documentary you absolutely cannot miss.

According to the documentary’s press release the film will feature “more than 40 interviews with some of the greatest talents ever assembled, fans will get to enjoy hearing from proverbial ‘Who’s Who’ of horror throughout In Search of Darkness” including:

Barbara Crampton

(Re-Animator, From Beyond)

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  • Don Mancini (Child’s Play, Curse of Chucky)
  • Cassandra Peterson (iconic horror host “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”)
  • Mick Garris (Critters 2, The Stand)
  • Sean S. Cunningham (producer, Friday the 13th [1980], the House series)
  • Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Nightmare)
  • Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling)
  • Bill Moseley (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Devil’s Rejects)
  • Larry Cohen (The Stuff, It’s Alive)
  • Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Stepfather II)
  • Keith David (The Thing [1982], They Live)
  • Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall)
  • Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play)
  • Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, Dolls)
  • Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series, Hatchet)
  • Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, House on Haunted Hill [1999])
  • Lori Cardille (Day of the Dead)
  • Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Entertainment founder)
  • Nick Castle (Michael Myers in Halloween [1978] and Halloween [2018])
  • Robbi Morgan (Friday the 13th [1980])
  • Andre Gower (The Monster Squad)
  • Harry Manfredini (composer for the Friday the 13th series)
  • Brian Yuzna (Society, Bride of Re-Animator)
  • Ken Sagoes (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master)
  • Special effects legends Greg Nicotero (Evil Dead II, The Walking Dead) and Tom Woodruff, Jr. (The Monster Squad, Pumpkinhead)
  • In addition to this list, the documentary will also feature input from pop culture pundits and industry experts as they give their perspective on the history of horror and the evolution of the culture throughout the ’80s and onwards.

    If you still want to support the campaign for In Search of Darkness (and reap the backer rewards) you have until March 31 to contribute to the new Indiegogo campaign.

    This pre-sale campaign will be the ONLY way fans can purchase and experience the documentary so don’t miss out! Plus you can find out how to order your own Blu-Ray or DVD of the documentary when they become available!

    In Search Of Darkess – Trailer – Final Indiegogo Pre-sale campaign from CreatorVC on Vimeo.

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    The documentary is being put together by CreatorVC, an independent production company of crowdfunded projects made for, and by, super fans. You can expect they’ll give In Search of Darkness the treatment it deserves because they genuinely care what you, the fans, think!

    In Search of Darkness will be released some time this summer.