From Jason to Freddy, from Pinhead to Pet Sematary, from The Fly to Critters and beyond, the new documentary In Search of Darkness will take viewers on a walk down the macabre memory lane of ’80s horror cinema. We're thrilled that Monster Squad author and Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson is one of the featured interviewees in the new horror documentary, and we're excited to share the news that the movie's official Kickstarter campaign has launched, giving ’80s horror lovers the chance to support this project and make their dreams (and nightmares) come true! 

You can watch the video for In Search of Darkness below, and if you'd like to help make this ’80s horror documentary a reality, be sure to visit the film's official Kickstarter page!

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on In Search of Darkness, and visit their official websiteTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages for more information!

"For the first time in Horror history, "In Search of Darkness" will bring together 80's icons, modern horror greats, popular YouTubers and Social Media Influencers to create the most complete retrospective documentary of the genre ever made. Together, they will bring their unique perspectives as we take a nostalgic journey back to revisit the unforgettable heroes, monsters, and movies that thrilled and chilled us.

Delve into the imagery: the garish covers and posters that seduced us and came to define the 80’s aesthetic.

Learn about the era from the perspective of the masters who frightened us, the icons who blew our minds, and the directors of today who were inspired by them.

Journey back to the socio/political context that inspired our favourite movies – fears of nuclear war, violent crime, and deadly diseases.

Explore the rise of the B-Movie superstar: Bruce Campbell, Jeffrey Combs, and stars that could guarantee success for what otherwise overlooked direct-to-VHS movies."

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.