If you live near Chicago, you've already missed hometown fave The Wizard of Gore (Sept. 30) and Don't Look in the Basement (Oct. 7), but you have the unique opportunity of seeing a rare 35mm print of Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971) this Thursday, Oct. 14, at 9:30.
Other upcoming titles include Joy Houck's Night of the Strangler (Oct. 21), the Texas film Enter the Devil (Oct. 28), J.G. Patterson's The Body Shop (Nov. 4), Bill Rebane's Blood Harvest (Nov. 11, with Tiny Tim!), the California film The Child (Nov. 18), and another great Louisiana rarity, Screams of a Winter Night (Dec. 2).
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.