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In Search of Darkness is a 2019 documentary film written and directed by David A. Weiner and executive produced by Robin Block of CreatorVC Studios. The film explores the development and lasting impact of the horror film genre during the 1980s, and features interviews with numerous horror icons both from that decade and from the modern era, along with popular horror influencers.[1]

In Search of Darkness
In Search of Darkness (2019) poster.jpg
Promotional release poster by Graham Humphreys
Directed byDavid A. Weiner
Produced byRobin Block
Written byDavid A. Weiner
StarringJohn Carpenter
Heather Langenkamp
Joe Dante
Jeffrey Combs
Barbara Crampton
Keith David
Greg Nicotero
Bill Moseley
Caroline Williams
Kane Hodder
Sean S. Cunningham
Tom Holland
Edited bySamuel Way
CreatorVC Studios
CountryUnited States / United Kingdom
In Search of Darkness movie poster.



In Search of Darkness initially began as a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in October 2018, and the project met its initial goal in two days.[10][11] It went on to amass £99,478 in pledges from 1,532 backers on Kickstarter, before later moving platforms to Indiegogo in March 2019, where it has raised over £234,300.[6][2] The film will receive an exclusive release in 2019 to backers of the project.[12][13]


  1. ^ Millican, Josh (September 6, 2018). "Take "A Journey Into Iconic 80's Horror" in Upcoming Doc IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS". Dread Central. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS". Indiegogo. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Miska, Brad (March 22, 2019). "Exclusive Clip: John Carpenter Joins '80s Horror Documentary 'In Search of Darkness'!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Collis, Clark (March 6, 2019). "Gory trailer for '80s horror doc In Search of Darkness puts Chucky, Freddy, and Jason in spotlight". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Millican, Josh (March 13, 2019). "Exclusive Clip of Barbara Crampton in "Definitive" 80s Horror Documentary IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS". Dread Central. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS - THE DEFINITIVE '80S HORROR DOC". Kickstarter. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Miska, Brad (March 5, 2019). "Epic Trailer for Horror Doc 'In Search of Darkness' Hits the 80s Nostalgia Sweet Spot! [Exclusive]". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Wixson, Heather (November 1, 2018). "Final Stretch Goal for IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS Kickstarter Campaign Celebrates the Iconic Women of 1980s Horror". Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Miska, Brad (March 25, 2019). "Alex Winter Talks 'The Lost Boys' Working Against All Odds in the '80s Horror Documentary 'In Search of Darkness'! [Exclusive]". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  10. ^ Leighton, Susan (March 25, 2019). "David Weiner: The Nostalgia Curator goes In Search of Darkness". FanSided. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  11. ^ Taylor, Nick (March 27, 2019). "Horror Business: David Weiner, Director of In Search of Darkness, The Definitive 80's Horror Documentary". Dread Central. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  12. ^ Jackson, Matthew (March 6, 2019). "Chuck to Hellraiser, In Search of Darkness doc promises 'definitive' look at '80s horror". SYFY WIRE. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  13. ^ Couch, Aaron (March 12, 2019). "'In Search of Darkness' Trailer Is a Dive Into '80s Horror". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 29, 2019.

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