IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS
THE GREATEST 80S HORROR DOCUMENTARY

The Producers were delighted to announce that John Carpenter

has joined 

In Search of Darkness!

We completed the interview last week and it was fantastic. Between the Halloween franchise and fan-favourites such as The Fog, The Thing, They Live and Prince of Darkness, John Carpenter pretty much is ‘80s horror and we can’t wait to share his insights with you!

 

For now, you’ll have to get by with a quick teaser video. Enjoy!

IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS
80S DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
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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:

  • John Carpenter (Director – The Fog, The Thing, They Live, Prince of Darkness) describes how his dislike of the “greed is good” ethos of the ‘80s motivated him to create They Live, and how The Thing’s initial critical and financial failure led to him losing the director spot on Stephen King’s Firestarter.

  • 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.

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