So, I am super excited!! I just ordered my copy of the highly anticipated Documentary “In Search of Darkness” from IndieGogo it’s all about 80’s Horror and earned over 350% of its goal to make it one of the highest earning campaigns. But its back only for a limited time (March 31st is cut off date) so if you love horror like me pick it up here:
Still need more to convince you to rush and buy this! Here is the Trailer and Synopsis from the site:
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.
Now in production, we’re giving fans one last opportunity to join the journey, claim exclusive rewards, and to be the first to see it.
We have 40+ interviews filmed and more than 100 hours of incredible material, and we can’t wait to share the finished documentary with our backers. Here’s a taster of just a few of our favourite snippets from the documentary:
- 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.
The documentary will be released late July 2019 for backers only, and will not be available to non-backers at that time. This is the only place to get the documentary in this form, with these rewards, and before anyone else.
The 1980’s exploded onto our screens in a veritable feast of blood, sweat, and chills. Madmen, killers, and evil spirits mingled with aliens, demons and cursed dolls; horrific images burnt directly onto our retinas and etched permanently into our brains. And we loved it.
Hearts pounding, palms sweaty, muscles tense; that thrill of creeping dread was matched only by the satisfaction of knowing the person in the next seat was even more terrified.
It showed us how to confront the times we live in through a skewed mirror – all twisted angles and razor edges; ideas and visions so sharp they could almost cut you, twisting our everyday fears and giving them a face.
This was a time when greed was good, and our bodies were no longer our friend. Cronenberg, Yuzna, Carpenter, Craven – all gave us the chance to see the horror within society and within ourselves.
Join us as we explore how an industry that grew from the minds of outsiders, punks, and rebellious teenagers became a cultural leviathan that left the rest of society SCREAMING foul murder
Hysteria over AIDS transplanted body horror from the hospital onto our screens, while “Gordon Gecko” levels of excess and fears over rising violent crime met their match in increasingly over-the-top Slasher flicks.
But this was a genre with more to offer than cheap scares. From Steven Miner’s comedy horror of ‘House’ to the daunting practical effects of Stuart Gordon’s ‘Re-Animator’, one of the defining characteristics of 1980’s horror cinema was its sheer range and imagination when it came to examining our mortality.