'80s horror for your coffee table.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · May 30, 2023, 6:25 PM EDT
ISOD Book Cover

In Search of Darkness fans will be excited to learn the universe is expanding. The popular '80s horror documentary features over 13 (yes, 13) hours of horror movie coverage, and Dark Ink just announced a companion piece in book-form. This is the same publisher that gave us Kane Hodder and Tom Savini’s biographies along with dozens of other film and horror titles. Now they've partnered with ISOD's CreatorVC to release this coffee table companion book.

Thirteen hours may sound like a lot, but the '80s were essentially a treasure trove of horror. Many of the titles could likely have documentaries of their own, but in order to touch upon some fan favorites, each one gets a moment to shine. The book will dive into an in-depth exploration of the over 200 films featured in the documentary series. “The ISOD film series is truly a horror fan's dream documentary.  We are excited to expand upon what CreatorVC created in their series and make the ultimate book on '80s horror,” said Michael Aloisi, owner of Dark Ink.  

In Search of Darkness Pre-Order

Written by horror experts (and Fango contributor) Heather Wixson and Patrick Bromley, using the same format as the films, In Search of Darkness will explore each year of the 1980s and showcase movies in chronological order.  The book will also include additional material, including horror icon features, “Year in Review” pages, box office numbers, and a checklist for fans to mark off the films they've watched.


"As executive producer on the In Search of Darkness series, I'm excited to present this definitive tribute to the films that thrilled, chilled, and forever changed the face of horror," said Robin Block, Founder & CEO of CreatorVC.

The limited edition coffee table book will be available for pre-order from now until the end of summer and will ship out in early 2024 with mass-market editions available in the fall of that year.  The first 1,000 pre-orders will get their name in the book as well as an "I Love 80s Horror gift pack."

You can pre-order your copy of In Search of Darkness right here.

Let's check out those book details:

-10 x 12 Glossy Hardcover 
-Limited Edition Cover
-Each Copy Numbered 
-Over 200 films 

First 1,000 Pre-Orders Get: 
-Name in the Book
-Stadium Cup
-TV Squishy
-11 x 17 Checklist Poster
-100 8 x 10 signed photos from horror legends randomly inserted into orders