The ultimate ’80s horror doc finishes out the trilogy with In Search of Darkness: Part III, now available exclusively at 80sHorrorDoc.com until Midnight PST on October 31st!
Grab your copy now and exclusively watch the Part III trailer below!
In Search of Darkness Part III is a five-plus-hour exploration of a time when horror filmmaking exploded thanks to cable TV and the home video revolution.
Packed with quality film clips and interviews, the long-form ‘80s-era documentary dives into 79 impactful and controversial films of the decade, from direct-to-video and shot-on-video bottom-shelf favorites to unsung drive-in and theatrical releases.
Presented in a year-by-year format (1980-1989) alongside larger-context chapters, the superdoc explores the rise of indie horror filmmakers amid the home video boom; the horror backlash during the Satanic Panic; Heavy Metal in horror; marginalization in mainstream content; the influence of Mexican, European, Canadian and Asian horror; the flexibility of the horror genre; visionary directors; artist profiles; and much more.
Featuring interviews with 70 horror experts and icons sharing insider tales of maverick filmmaking adventures and the horror movies they love, In Search of Darkness Part III is the ultimate wild ride, a nostalgic celebration of a fantastic era of cinema, capping the critically acclaimed In Search of Darkness trilogy with a bang.
The documentary features horror legends including John Carpenter, Robert Englund, Joe Dante, Barbara Crampton, Doug Bradley, Joe Bob Briggs, Cassandra Peterson, and more!
IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS: PART III Purchase Options:
ISOD3 BLU-RAY PACKAGE (including Blu-ray w/slipcase; 3 posters; enamel pin; membership card w/exclusive horror merchant deals; name in credits; digital copy of film; digital soundtrack) WITH 4 HOURS OF BONUS DIGITAL CONTENT
THREE-DISC TRILOGY COLLECTION (including In Search of Darkness Parts I-III Blu-rays with exclusive trilogy slipcase; 3 posters; membership card w/exclusive horror merchant merchant deals; name in credits; digital copy of film; digital soundtrack) PACKAGE WITH 4 HOURS OF BONUS DIGITAL CONTENT
Writer/director David Weiner said in a statement, “The ‘80s marked a radical change in filmmaking as a result of the home video revolution. The horror genre exploded as crafty filmmakers saw dollar signs and sidestepped Hollywood gatekeepers to land their movies directly on the shelves of local mom-and-pop video stores. As an ‘80s teen, I was the target audience for these bottom-shelf VHS scares that lured me with shocking exploitation box art. In Search of Darkness Part III celebrates these highly entertaining, direct-to-video genre entries alongside forgotten theatrical and late-night cable favorites. Featuring interviews with 70 horror icons and experts discussing indie filmmaking adventures, real-world influences, and the horror movies they love, Part III is the perfect cap to the In Search of Darkness trilogy and our longest installment yet, with over five clip-filled hours of ‘80s horror goodness.”
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