Where do Gen X nostalgia and a new paradigm in documentary funding meet? With the new film In Search of Darkness, a look about 80s horror that asks the people who were on screen, behind the camera and watching obsessively what made the genre great.
The definitive love letter to 80s horror, â€œIn Search of Darknessâ€ was put together after a huge Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and is ready for its close-up next month at Hollywoodâ€™s Beyond Fest, followed soon after by Australiaâ€™s Monster Fest (Melbourne) and many others. After that a DVD copy will be sent to backers and further distribution plans are afoot.
The four-hour documentary comes at a perfect time. Coming ahead of the next film from the same production company (â€œIn Search of the Last Action Heroesâ€), the â€™80s are red hot right now. You only have to look at â€œReady Player Oneâ€, â€œStranger Thingsâ€ and the endless reboots and remakes that made the collective childhoods of anyone who grew up in the era (or wishes they did) so joyous.
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