My wife first got me the In Search of Darkness part 1 blu ray and it was amazing. In Search Of Darkness part 2 picks up in the exact same format as the first one, year by year, but this time they go over more movies,including cult classics and hidden gems that all horror fans alike should be aware of.This time with more horror icons insight on particular movies, this documentary has it all and for those who are lucky enough to order the special editions. I was lucky enough to get the Chris Jericho addition which gives commentary from Chris Jericho and it's freaking awesome. I recommend for all horror fans to check out both search of Darkness documentaries and add them to your collection.I've been a horror fan since I was young and continue loving the horror genre but nothing beats or will ever compare to 80s horror movies. This documentary will bring your memories back to life with over 4 hours of movie moments that you may have forgotten about such as shocker, sleep away camp 2 and more.. Thank you again to my beautiful loving wife for purchasing this blu ray for my birthday two years in a row, allowing our names to be in the cast credits n allowing my love for 80s horror to continue. Let's go in search of Darkness part 3. I highly recommend a watch..with the lights off!!
I am a really big horror fan... Like REALLY big. I life the first ISoD because it covered so many movies I loved and have behind the scenes facts I didn't know... It's not as effective if I've only seen 4 or 5 of the movies in a 4 hour+ documentary. I can't imagine how a moderate horror movie fan could sit through this.That said, I did like the documentary and do recommend it. It's kinda cool to see horror movies you haven't seen before reviewed and say "Hey, I should watch that."
As much as I like the 80's I must say that In Search of Darkness Part 2 becomes tiresome. Sure, there are plenty of gory clips but the comments by the usual bunch of horror fans, scream queens, and Fangoria Hall of Fame alumni are not enough to sustain interest for four and a half hours! They are mostly small talk and don't provide much insight.The noble cause behind In Search of Darkness Part 2 is to focus on lesser known horror instead of the usual Freddy-Jason-MIchael Myers stuff. What we get here is more Freddy-Jason-Michael Myers stuff along with very quick presentations of lesser known titles-some of it European and Asian.Another big problem is that titles such as Hills Have Eyes 2, Poltergeist 3, Saturday the 14th (!!!) are treated like classics. The makers of the documentary seem to neglect the fact that there was a sharp decline of the quality of pictures in the second half of the decade. This decline is obvious if you examine the covers of Fangoria becoming lamer year after year.As a presentation of 80's horror the makers could have done much better. If they had focused on the good stuff and had made this a bit shorter. Those who are new in horror may find it more interesting. If you've been reading Fangoria since the 80's and have already seen Trailer Trauma 80's Horrorthon and In Search of Darkness Part 1, most of this will seem pointless.
I can't find the fascist italian conservative regime that Robert Englund is talking about at 23:00. DId he get it wrong not understanding that holding of political views that favour free enterprise, private ownership, and socially traditional ideas is not fascist? I wanted to use it a reference but can't find anything. Maybe they could of fact checked him or not put that in to mislead people.