John Carpenter Joins '80s Horror Documentary 'In Search Of Darkness'

March 22, 2019

In Search of Darkness, an upcoming documentary celebrating all things '80s horror, is easily one of our most anticipated projects of 2019, and that anticipation just grew by ten fold today with an exciting new announcement!

 

We're delighted to let you know that the master of horror himself, John Carpenter, has contributed to the documentary, and you can watch a new clip from his interview below! In the clip, Carpenter talks They Live and how it was influenced by the political climate of the decade.

 

As a reminder, you only have until March 31st to contribute to the film's Indiegogo campaign and secure your copy of the doc. Once the campaign closes, you have missed your chance to snag a copy for good.

 

What we're saying is, if you want to see the film, you need to order before the aforementioned date!

"Featuring compelling critical takes and insider tales of the Hollywood filmmaking experience throughout the 1980s, In Search of Darkness will provide fans with a unique perspective on the decade that gave rise to some of the horror genre’s greatest icons, performers, directors and franchises that forever changed the landscape of modern cinema. Tracking major theatrical releases, obscure titles and straight-to-video gems, the incredible array of interviewees that have been assembled for ISOD will weigh in on a multitude of topics: from creative and budgetary challenges creatives faced throughout the decade to the creature suits and practical effects that reinvigorated the makeup effects industry during the era to the eye-popping stunts that made a generation of fans believe in the impossible."

 

Featuring more than 40 interviews with some of the greatest talents ever assembled, fans will get to enjoy hearing from proverbial “Who’s Who” of horror throughout In Search of Darkness, including Barbara Crampton (Re-AnimatorFrom Beyond), Don Mancini (Child’s PlayCurse of Chucky), Cassandra Peterson (iconic horror host “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”), Mick Garris (Critters 2The Stand), Sean S. Cunningham (producer, Friday the 13th [1980], the House series), Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm StreetNew Nightmare), Joe Dante (GremlinsThe Howling), Bill Moseley (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2The Devil’s Rejects), Larry Cohen (The StuffIt’s Alive), Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2Stepfather II), Keith David (The Thing [1982], They Live), Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall), Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play), Stuart Gordon (Re-AnimatorDolls), Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series, Hatchet), Jeffrey Combs (Re-AnimatorHouse on Haunted Hill [1999]), Lori Cardille (Day of the Dead), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Entertainment founder), Nick Castle (Michael Myers in Halloween[1978] and Halloween [2018]), Robbi Morgan (Friday the 13th [1980]), Andre Gower (The Monster Squad), Harry Manfredini (composer for the Friday the 13th series), Brian Yuzna (SocietyBride of Re-Animator), Ken Sagoes (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsA Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master), and special effects legends Greg Nicotero (Evil Dead II, "The Walking Dead") and Tom Woodruff, Jr. (The Monster SquadPumpkinhead).

 

As the expansive documentary examines just what made horror entertainment throughout the 1980s so unforgettable, In Search of Darkness will also feature many notable pop culture pundits and industry experts alike: Ryan Turek (producer, Halloween [2018] and Happy Death Day), Ben Scrivens (Fright-Rags), Katie Featherston (the Paranormal Activity series), Spencer Hickman (DeathWaltz Records/Mondo), Phil Nobile Jr. (Editor-in-Chief, Fangoria Magazine), James Rolfe (YouTube creator, Angry Video Game Nerd and Cinemassacre), Cecil Trachenburg (YouTube creator, GoodBadFlicks), Michael Gingold (journalist and former Editor-in-Chief, Fangoria Magazine), Heather Wixson (Managing Editor, Daily Dead), Tom Hodge (The Dude Designs), 3-D expert Eric Kurland and celebrated horror artist Graham Humphreys.

 

NewRetroWave will also be curating the soundtrack for In Search of Darkness, and for more details on the various backer levels, or for more general information on the documentary, please check out the official website.

 

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