Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Throwback slasher Bonejangles set for 2017 release after being acquired by Wild Eye Releasing
Bonejangles sees police taking an unstoppable killer to an asylum, when they find themselves stranded in a town where the dead are rising from their graves and wreaking havoc. The only solution is to release Bonejangles to take on the armies of the undead. Rob Hauschild of Wild Eye Releasing said “Bonejangles perfectly captures the 80s horror sensibility, and we are thrilled to be unleashing it to the fans.” The release is pencilled in for 2017 and when a more concrete date is established it will be announced here on This is Horror.
Gothic Horror The Eyes of my Mother set for festival premier at 60th BFI London Film Festival
Described as the discovery of this year’s Sundance festival by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn, The Eyes of my Mother sees Kika Magalhaes as the young surgeon’s daughter Francisca. Unfazed by death due to her early introduction to the human anatomy, she finds her curiosity growing in dark ways, after a tragedy befalls her family. The film will receive its UK festival premier showing on 9 October at 6:30pm at the Prince Charles Cinema, with a repeat showing the following afternoon at 1:15pm at NFT3 at BFI Southbank. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Mysterious serial killer series Il Sonnambulo to receive theatrical showing on 1 October
Il Sonnambulo or The Sleepwalker in translation is the story of a serial killer’s rampage around Europe, on which he is followed by a mysterious photographer who records images of his victims. After a hiatus in the killings, a phone call to the photographer signals that he is to kill again. The recipient of a number of awards, the web series will be shown in full on the big screen as part of the Raindance festival on 1 October. Ticketing information for this one-off opportunity can be found here.
Assault on Precinct 13 to receive special 40th anniversary release
Not strictly horror, but certainly one of the great John Carpenter’s most seminal works, Assault on Precinct 13 is to receive a special release to commemorate its 40th anniversary. The action-packed, ground-breaking film will be released in a special edition DVD and Blu-ray set, complete with soundtrack CD, art cards and extensive special features, including an early short film from Carpenter’s time as a student. It will also be released on digital download. The release date is 21 November for digital download and 28 November for DVD, Blu-ray and on demand.