Trailer of the Week: Raiders of the Living Dead (1986)
An unholy amalgam of the work of New Hampshire's Brett Piper and New Jersey's Samuel M. Sherman. And yes, that is Flick from A Christmas Story turning his grandpa's laser disc player into a death ray. "They're back from the dead and they don't eat potato salad."
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.