Into The Dark Side: The Journey Inside Toxic Fandom is an American documentary film about the toxicity of nerd culture and what has become of it. The film is directed, produced, written and stars Drew Gars.
Drew Gars takes viewers on a journey to where nerd culture has evolved into the points where fan bases have gone too far: sending death threats, triggering people into committing suicide, harassing employees, throwing racist homophobic and sexist slurs, and getting into violent altercations with people.
The following actors, executives, staff, online personalities and directors were interviewed in the documentary:
M. Night Shyamalan
Kelly Marie Tran
Jake Lloyd (archive footage)
Michael J. Nelson (archive footage)
Bill Corbett (archive footage)
Kevin Murphy (archive footage)
Jimmy Kimmel (archive footage)
Robert Downey, Jr. (archive footage)
Lindsey Ellis (archive footage)
Jeremy Jahns (archive footage)
Korey Coleman (archive footage)
Doug Walker (archive footage)
Donald Trump (archive footage)
The film is rated R for strong violence, intense thematic material, disturbing content and strong language.
The film marks as Drew Gars’ first documentary film.