‘In Search of Tomorrow’ Trailer: A Documentary Devoted to ’80s Sci-Fi

Remember the ’80s? Of course you do – we’ve spent the last two decades idolizing that decade for reasons that may never be fully explained. But, to be fair, the sci-fi films of the 1980s were pretty damn rad, and that’s where In Search of Tomorrow comes in. Following in the footsteps of ’80s horror documentary In […] The post ‘In Search of Tomorrow’ Trailer: A Documentary Devoted to ’80s Sci-Fi appeared first on /Film.

‘In Search of Tomorrow’ Trailer: A Documentary Devoted to ’80s Sci-Fi

Remember the ’80s? Of course you do – we’ve spent the last two decades idolizing that decade for reasons that may never be fully explained. But, to be fair, the sci-fi films of the 1980s were pretty damn rad, and that’s where In Search of Tomorrow comes in. Following in the footsteps of ’80s horror documentary In Search of DarknessIn Search of Tomorrow bills itself as “the definitive ’80s sci-fi documentary,” featuring interviews, effects breakdowns, and more. Check out the trailer below.

In Search of Tomorrow Trailer

The science-fiction films of the 1980s are celebrated in In Search of Tomorrow, a documentary from director David Weiner that examines cherished classics like Blade RunnerBack to the FutureAliens, and more, and featuring interviews with Henry Thomas, Bob Gale, Sean Young, and others. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in store, via the film’s Kickstarter page:

Through our interviews with ‘80s Sci-Fi masters and subject-matter experts we want to explore a wide range of issues, including:

  •  Heroes and Heroines: Hear from the actors, writers, directors, and producers who brought Sci-Fi icons such as Rick Deckard, Ellen Ripley, and the Terminator to your movie screen.
  •  SFX Breakdowns: Learn how your favorite robot, creature, and spaceship effects were created. We’ll be interviewing the artists who designed and operated the models, puppets, and animatronics that brought some of your favorite creatures and characters to life.
  •  Production Design & Worldbuilding: Learn about the creation of the costumes, weapons, and post-apocalyptic landscapes that set the scene for our favorite stories.
  •  Socio/Political Context: How ‘80s Sci-Fi reflected the socio-political context in which it was made: Tech advances, Reaganomics, Live AID, big business, and the AIDS crisis.
  •  Genre Mixing: Exploring how other genres – fantasy, action, horror, and comedy – are very much intertwined with the Sci-Fi genre. Where does one begin and the other end?
  •  Legacy: Discuss the importance of ‘80s Sci-Fi genre in a modern-day context. Why is ‘80s Sci-Fi still so relevant today?

The doc is billed as a “love-letter to the Sci-Fi films we grew up with; the films that dared to ask, ‘what if?’ and offered us a vision of future technology, society, and culture that simultaneously delighted, amazed and scared us.”

Since the movie is still being funded, there’s no official date yet – although the filmmakers are hoping to have it ready by July 2021. In the meantime, check out a cool poster for the project below.

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Every Ginger Snaps Movie, Ranked Worst to Best | Screen Rant

2000's cult teen werewolf classic Ginger Snaps went on to spawn a short franchise, and here's how all three films stack up, worst to best.

Every Ginger Snaps Movie, Ranked Worst to Best | Screen Rant

2000's cult teen werewolf classic went on to spawn a short franchise, and here's how all three films stack up, worst to best. Horror history is full of werewolf movies, but sadly, few of them manage to rise above the pack and howl at the top of the genre's mountain. One of the best - outside of the usual classics like The Wolf Man, The Howling, and An American Werewolf in London - is Ginger Snaps, a Canadian production directed and co-written by John Fawcett.

Ginger Snaps stars genre favorites Katharine Isabelle (Freddy vs. Jason, Hannibal) and Emily Perkins (Stephen King's IT, Supernatural) as sisters Ginger and Brigitte Fitzgerald, goth girls obsessed with death, and content to only socialize with each other. That is until Ginger gets attacked and bitten by a werewolf, which in accordance with standard werewolf lore, dooms her to become a murderous beast herself. What follows is a truly inspired look at the change into a werewolf through the lens of a girl's journey into womanhood.

Related: Why Ginger Snaps Almost Didn’t Get Made

Thanks mostly to positive word of mouth after its release on home video, Ginger Snaps quickly drew a following, leading to enough popularity that both a sequel and prequel were made. Are they worth braving a full moon to watch? It's time to find out.

While a prequel to the Ginger Snaps movies set in 1815 at first sounds like an intriguing idea, Ginger Snaps Back doesn't end up living up to the promise of its premise. What ensues is basically a retelling of the first Ginger Snaps, but with a period setting, which isn't really sold much thanks to an obviously low budget. Stars Isabelle and Perkins are still interesting to watch, but aren't really given anything new to do, and lots of boredom is on the menu.

Ginger Snaps 2 is a decent sequel, but is hampered a bit by the fact that Ginger died in the first film, limiting Katharine Isabelle to appearing in visions and hallucinations. Emily Perkins admirably takes over as protagonist, with Brigitte having been bitten by her sister before she died, and now desperately fighting her own werewolf transformation. In a fun bit of retroactive recognition, Tatiana Maslany appears in the early role of Ghost, who befriends Brigitte during her forced stay at a rehab facility.

As is usual for horror franchises, in this case, the original Ginger Snaps is easily the best entry. This may be partly attributable to John Fawcett's direction, as he abdicated the role on both the sequels, instead choosing only to executive produce. It also helps that this movie has a noticeably higher budget than its follow-ups, and generally looks better in general. Isabelle and Perkins' chemistry as sisters is also never better than it is here.

More: Jennifer's Body: Every Similarity To 2000's Ginger Snaps

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