If you’re a horror fan, and if you have four hours to kill during these sweltering summer days, then I recommend checking out In Search of Darkness on Shudder.Written and directed by David A. Weiner, the doc goes year by year through some of the most iconic films of the decade. It also features interviews with the likes of Kane Hodder, Heather Langenkamp, John Carpenter, Barbra Crampton, just to name a few.
Additionally, the film tackles key characteristics and tropes that made the 1980s such a vibrant time for the genre. Is the doc perfect? No. I can think of several films that should have been featured, as opposed to some of the Friday the 13th sequels. I also question why some big names were left out of the doc. Tom Savini anyone? Maybe, he wasn’t available. Who knows. That said, it’s a must-see for horror fans and a heck of a lot of fun. For my full thoughts on In Search of Darkness, check out the review I did for HorrOrigins.