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Extended Trailer for Definitive ’80s Horror Documentary IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS!

16 September 2019

Fresh from Friday’s news of the Australian Premiere of IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS: A JOURNEY INTO ICON ’80s HORROR at FANGORIA x MONSTER FEST PART VIII: MONSTER TAKES MELBOURNE, we’re pleased to bring the extended trailer for the definitive eighties horror documentary!

David Weiner‘s epic and definitive documentary on the decade of film that shaped modern genre cinema, IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS: A JOURNEY INTO ICONIC ’80s HORROR is a critical and insiders perspective with interviews from the household names of horror.

Compelling critical takes and insider tales of the Hollywood filmmaking experience drive IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS, a four-plus-hour documentary that delivers a unique perspective on the decade that gave rise to some of the horror genre’s greatest films and franchises — told by experts and the icons who influenced the modern landscape of genre cinema.

Tracking major theatrical releases, obscure titles and straight-to-video gems, ​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 fuelled 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 that made a generation of horror fans believe in the impossible.

Interviewees include:  ​Tom Atkins, Doug Bradley, Joe Bob Briggs, Darcy the Mail Girl, Lori Cardille, John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Larry Cohen, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, Keith David, Katie Featherston, Mick Garris, Michael Gingold, Stuart Gordon, Andre Gower, Spencer Hickman, Kane Hodder, Tom Holland, Graham Humphreys, James A. Janisse, Lloyd Kaufman, Eric Kurland, Heather Langenkamp, Don Mancini, Harry Manfredini, Kelli Maroney, Robbi Morgan, Bill Moseley, Greg Nicotero, Phil Nobile Jr., Cassandra Peterson, Mike Redman, James Rolfe, Ken Sagoes, Ben Scrivens, Mark Shostrom, Corey Taylor, Cecil Trachenburg, Ryan Turek, Caroline Williams, Alex Winter, Heather Wixson, Tom Woodruff Jr. and Brian Yuzna.

IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS: A JOURNEY INTO ICONIC ’80s HORROR will have its Australian Premiere at FANGORIA x MONSTER FEST PART VIII: MONSTER TAKES MELBOURNE on Sunday October 13th 5pm and ticket holders are exclusively invited to participate in the Minotaur Presents MONSTER FES-TRIVIA after the film, where your ’80s horror knowledge will be put to the test!