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

Amazing- wish there were a ton more of these documentaries!

abs
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8 hours ago

Definitely worth the watch. If you weren’t around for those decades its a good history lesson.

ThePaulbearer
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17 hours ago

Excellent, fast paced and fully entertaining documentary on 80s horror films. A must watch for anyone who enjoys horror cinema and learning about the film making process. Part 1 of 3.

alliloveshorror
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3 days ago

This is exactly what shudder should be making an ode to these great movies and the actors who are unfortunately sometimes forgotten

ghostRider
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5 days ago

Excellent documentary covering the most fertile & imaginative period of horror. Besides owning some of my favorites on DVD, the 1980s has most of my favorite horror and sci-fi/horror movies and is the reason I subscribe to Shudder.

monstermaker10
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6 days ago