I love it when people send me stuff, particularly when they send me interesting new research material, and especially when the source is another regional horror film enthusiast.
I recently received an e-mail from Julia Hedstroem, a PhD student in sociology of communication and media at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, who is writing her dissertation on American newspaper reception of Night of the Living Dead.
Julia is currently poring through a mound of NOTLD-related news clippings, and graciously shared some interesting items, which we've posted below. Note the evolution of the title in these articles from Night of the Flesh Eaters to Night of the Anubis and, finally, to the more familiar title.
So thank you, Julia, and good luck! We need more zombie-obsessed PhDs.
The Dead Next Door is a blog about regional or "backyard" horror and science fiction films made from the late 1950s to the earlyl 1990s (and beyond). These films were released during the peak years of independent film production, created by a motley crew of seasoned pros, gifted amateurs, and enthusiastic genre fans, along with dozens of eccentric dreamers -- doctors, lawyers, insurance salesmen, publishers, commercial filmmakers, TV production crews and moonlighting pornographers -- all looking for their big break or a fast buck or both.