Anyone who wanted more after watching the acclaimed horror documentary Looking for the dark will love the official sequel. A sequel to the acclaimed documentary, In Search of Darkness: Part II features over four hours of interviews with some of the genre’s biggest stars to further explore the golden age of horror. A hell of a ride from start to finish, horror fans will still want more when the credits roll in like they did with the original film.
Several new horror stars appear in In Search of Darkness: Part II The sequel brought in a number of top names including Robert Englund, Tom Savini, Nancy Allen, Linnea Quigley and Clancy Brown. The dozen of horror personalities featured in the first film are also back for more insight into other cult classics from the 80s, with new interview material with John Carpenter, Heather Langenkamp, Doug Bradley, Barbara Crampton, Kane Hodder and many others.
This time around, the doc examines a lot of horror films that didn’t get the spotlight in the first one Looking for the dark. Genre fans are sure to see several favorites in the film while learning something new about how it was done behind the scenes. It’s also fantastic to see how some films are given some time to shine. Since they don’t seem to be valued as much as they should, I loved seeing segments on titles like Night of demons, The funhouseand the underrated sequel Creepshow 2.
Even though I thought I was a huge horror fan for a long time, I left anyway In Search of Darkness: Part II with a list of movies that I had never seen before that I really want to see now. As someone who loves both eco-horror and Robert Forster, it’s practically a sin that I haven’t seen the horror movie yet alligator. Some other titles also intrigued me, such as the chainsaw slasher movie Pieces It’s about a man who, piece by piece, cuts the perfect woman up for himself. The 1981 film nightmare, told from the killer’s point of view, is another title that looks tasteless as hell and yet strangely fascinating.
Along with the spotlight on many individual films In Search of Darkness Part II also presents segments that examine how horror has shaped pop culture. As a fan of the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street Video games from the 1980s, I especially liked the segment that featured this and other old school horror games. I also really enjoyed the revelations about unmade horror film projects – who knew The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Star Bill Moseley wrote a treat for an unmade sequel with the Sawyers cannibalizing the homeless in Manhattan?
In Search of Darkness: Part II is currently not on sale, but you can follow the film on Twitter or subscribe to the newsletter on the official website for future opportunities and documentation. If you haven’t seen the first installment, it is currently streamed on Shudder. Please visit 80shorrordoc.com for more information.
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