Hop on the way-back machine and travel with us to the America of 1910, when Edison Studios launched its production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Filmed at Edison's facilities in New York, this may very well be the very first "regional" horror film (although, since the film industry was based on the East Coast at the time, that may be a stretch).
You can watch the film below in its 12-minute entirety:
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.