David Weiner (pronounced Why-ner) is the creator of the Rondo Award-nominated, retro genre pop-culture site IT CAME FROM…
A three-decade veteran of the entertainment industry both on the set and behind a keyboard, David is the director/writer/producer of the IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS trilogy, which debuted in 2019 as a critically acclaimed four-and-a-half-hour documentary about ’80s horror movies. Its long-form sequels IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS: PART II (2020) and IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS: PART III (2022) were both also highly lauded by fans and critics alike and extended the journey through ’80s horror cinema to an epic 14-and-a-half hour film experience. The trilogy can be seen on Shudder, Amazon Prime and AMC+.
David also is the director/writer/producer of IN SEARCH OF TOMORROW, a five-hour documentary about ’80s Sci-Fi movies, and is developing IN SEARCH OF TOMORROW: PART II.
He is also Executive Producer of the ALIENS EXPANDED documentary, currently in the works…
Up next: IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS ‘90s.
Read David’s interviews in FORBES talking about In Search of Darkness: Part II and talking about completing the In Search of Darkness trilogy; and in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER talking about In Search of Darkness: Part III and In Search of Tomorrow; other recent press interviews include RUE MORGUE and FANGORIA.
David was executive editor (editor-in-chief) of the iconic Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine from 2015 to 2016, earning the prestigious Rondo Hatton Award two years in a row for Best Classic Magazine as well as the award for Best Interview of the Year in 2015 for his one-on-one with Mel Brooks on the 40th anniversary of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.
Prior to that, David logged 13 years in the trenches at ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT writing about/interviewing celebrities and filmmakers as senior editor of ETonline.
David was the one who broke the news, worldwide, that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher were returning to STAR WARS – THE FORCE AWAKENS — a full year before Disney announced it officially — because Hamill told him so.
David has hosted and moderated Comic-Con panels and screening Q&A’s at Arclight Cinemas and other venues, and has appeared on camera for multiple junkets, red carpet events, and segment interviews. He has held countless exciting and lackluster jobs writing behind a keyboard and running around on a movie set, from being a “towel wrangler” on CAST AWAY with Tom Hanks to consulting as a story analyst for Trigger Street Productions.
He has written pieces for such reputable outlets as The Hollywood Reporter (as a regular contributor to Heat Vision), Variety, L.A. Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Yahoo, AOL, Fandango, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Hollywood.com, Wonder, Scour, The Old Man Club, The Order of the Hexagon and more.
David (aka @TikiAmbassador on Twitter) often gravitates to anything having to do with the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, retro pop culture — and yes, all things TIKI.
He considers himself to be a “nostalgia curator.”
IT CAME FROM… has been nominated five times (!!!!!) by The Classic Horror Film Board for Best Website of the Year — in the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st Annual Rondo Hatton Awards.