New trailer released for 80’s documentary ‘In Search of Darkness

A new trailer has been released for mammoth 80’s horror documentary ‘In Search of Darkness’.

For the first time in Horror history, “In Search of Darkness” is bringing together ‘80s icons, modern horror greats, and popular horror influencers to create the most complete retrospective documentary of the genre ever made.

Here’s just a few of the stars featuring –

Heather Langenkamp (Actor – A Nightmare on Elm Street) details the “crazy day” on the Elm Street set filming her iconic bathtub scene with Freddy’s glove, plus the film that made her swear off watching horror.

Joe Dante (Director – The Howling, Gremlins) explains how Gremlins was originally a much darker film and why they scrapped the plan for the beloved Gizmo to become the evil Gremlin, Stripe.

Jeffrey Combs (Actor – Re-Animator, From Beyond) on crossing the line of excess in horror and how he studied dead bodies in the morgue to prep for Re-Animator.
Barbara Crampton (Actor – Re-Animator, From Beyond) on cocaine-fuelled filmmaking and the use of nudity and violence to sell horror.

Keith David (Actor – The Thing, They Live) recalls the two-week prep and cinematic inspirations for his epic fight with Roddy Piper in They Live.

Greg Nicotero (SFX – Creepshow, Day of the Dead) pulls back the curtain on some of the era’s greatest SFX shots, including the use of rancid pig intestines on the Day of the Dead set.

Bill Moseley (Actor – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) on Tobe Hooper’s twisted Texas Chainsaw 2 humour and why so many people got “walking pneumonia” on set.

Caroline Williams (Actor – Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) on having to do the “chainsaw dance” with no training and a live chainsaw, and that pivotal moment with Leatherface’s chainsaw between her legs.

Kane Hodder (Actor/Stuntman – House I & II, Friday the 13th VII-X) talks about staying in character as Jason on the set in Times Square and how he overcame his tragic on-set accident to perform the ultimate record-setting burn in a Friday the 13th movie.

Sean S. Cunningham (Director – Friday the 13th) details how a film concept based on a simple title and marketing savvy became a juggernaut horror franchise.

Tom Holland (Writer/Director – Fright Night, Child’s Play) details the “blind dumb luck” and last-minute make-up effects inspirations on the Fright Night set that turned the film into a horror classic.

Watch the trailer In Search Of Darkness below –

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