David Weiner: The Nostalgia Curator goes In Search of Darkness

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Leave No Fan Behind

David Weiner – Motel Hell – Courtesy of Camp Hill Productions

1428 Elm: In Search of Darkness is a massive undertaking. How long have you been working on it?

DW: Since September. Robin put together the beginnings of a production team. I was able to view what they had achieved thus far so it was very easy for me to come in from an advisor capacity to say this is working great, this we could leverage better, etc.

We cover the broader, well-known titles but for every Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween franchise there are weird movies like Chopping Mall or Brain Dead or Evil Speak. I don’t want to alienate people who are intimidated by the stuff they don’t know exists.

By bringing in the really well-known titles like The Shining or The Thing or Christine, we appeal to the casual fan. But on the flip side, we also appeal to the die-hard fans and the completist in me personally by being able to go and look at Motel Hell or Humanoids from the Deep.