'In Search of Darkness' Trailer Is a Dive Into '80s Horror
An upcoming documentary is going to the darkest corner of the 1980s, a time that redefined the horror genre.
The team behind In Search of Darkness conducted more than 40 in-depth interviews with horror actors and filmmakers such as Gremlins director Joe Dante, Child's Play helmer Tom Holland and A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp.
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"In Search of Darkness charts the seismic shift in the consumption of horror movies in the '80s, when practically anyone could see a film on cable or VHS and kids didn’t have to sneak into a theater to see a rated-R film," says David Weiner, the doc's director. "I first saw Friday the 13th on HBO at two in the morning during a sleepover at a friend’s house, and I shouldn’t have. It profoundly affected me and stoked the fire of my passion for horror movies.”
Weiner is a veteran entertainment journalist and a contributor to The Hollywood Reporter. He has written lengthy features on the 1978 animated film The Lord of the Rings and 1989's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. And naturally, he's also delved into horror projects, such as 1988's Child's Play.
May 29, 11:29 a.m.: A previous version misstated the year Child's Play opened. THR regrets the error.
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