In Search of Darkness: A Journey Into Iconic 80s Horror

In Search of Darkness: A Journey Into Iconic 80s Horror

Directed by David A. Weiner

In Search of Darkness explores a multitude of ‘80s horror films in a year-by-year timeline alongside topics including groundbreaking practical effects; the home-video revolution; poster art and project marketing; creative and budgetary challenges; sound design and musical scores; the 3-D resurgence; heroes and villains; sex, nudity and “the final girl” controversy; and the pop- culture context of what fueled the genre and the ways it responded to the times. Filled with countless clips and entertaining moments, In Search of Darkness is a nostalgia trip through a game-changing decade that made a generation of horror fans believe in the impossible. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.

An exploration of '80s horror movies and their impact through the perspective of the actors, directors, producers and SFX craftspeople who made them.

Cast: Tom Atkins, Doug Bradley, John Bloom, Barbara Crampton

Member Reviews

Loved it.

nickneek
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3 hours ago

Fun, enjoyed it.

Nikkipicky
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18 hours ago

Although I wasn't born until the mid-'90s, this documentary makes it feel like I was a part of the 1980's horror craze. Nostalgia for a past not lived. It discusses an amazing range of films and features an equally great line-up of talking heads. I come back to this whenever I can't decide which 80's horror film to watch - this doc gives you a bit of everything!

reedo
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2 days ago

Mostly a fun watch, but I did fall asleep

Victoriama88
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6 days ago

a joy in nostalgia 👍👍

jokey360
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8 days ago