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In Search of Darkness (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 13 October 2019 (Australia)
An exploration of '80s horror movies through the perspective of the actors, directors, producers and SFX craftspeople who made them, and their impact on contemporary cinema.


David A. Weiner


David A. Weiner




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Atkins ... Self - The Fog, Halloween III, Night of the Creeps
Doug Bradley ... Self - Hellraiser Franchise
John Bloom ... Self - Film Critic / Writer, Host of The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs (as Joe Bob Briggs)
Diana Prince ... Self - Cohost - The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs (as Darcy the Mail Girl)
Lori Cardille ... Self - Day of the Dead
John Carpenter ... Self - Director - The Fog, The Thing, They Live, Prince of Darkness
Nick Castle ... Self - Halloween
Larry Cohen ... Self - The Stuff, It's Alive
Jeffrey Combs ... Self - Re-Animator, From Beyond
Barbara Crampton ... Self - Re-Animator, From Beyond
Sean S. Cunningham ... Self - Friday the 13th, House I - II
Joe Dante ... Self - The Howling, Gremlins
Keith David ... Self - The Thing, They Live
Katie Featherston ... Self - Paranormal Activity
Mick Garris ... Self - Writer / Director - Critters 2, The Fly II


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

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A Journey Into Iconic '80s Horror




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In the "Soundtrack" section, two music cues are referenced, one from Cat People and one from Hellraiser. Although the tracks are labeled as "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" and "Hellraiser", the referenced music are actually titled "The Myth" and "Resurrection". See more »

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No Cenobites were harmed in the making of this film See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Revelation Road Trilogy (2020) See more »

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Good I guess but nauseatingly long and it consists of nothing but many small reviews of well known horror movies

Well This sure wasn't anything special at all , I watch stuff like this all the time on youtube in online shows like Cinemassacre's Monster Madness and Trailers From Hell to name but a few, only difference is it doesn't cost fifty quid to see! This was cute and amusing enough though, I liked hearing what some of the actors like Barbra Crampton, Kelly Maroney and particularly the hilarious Tom Atkins had to say, but this was way too longer than it needed to be, I get much more out of the reasonably long documentaries on a lot of my blu rays, they talk about horrible nothing movies like Lair of the White Worm Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and The Stepfather 2, only the length of it is exhaustive, the rest of it is quite shallow and soon becomes horribly repetitive and that made it a considerable endurance test for me to sit through, in my opinion it's definitely not worth the time to watch it, not nearly deep enough and I feel sorry for those who believed the hype and rushed out to buy this AVERAGE bloated monster of a documentary, so glad I managed to watch it online for free!

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