Praise the lord and pass the ammunition, the long-languishing, found footage film, “The Poughkeepsie Tapes” is finally getting a U.S. release, courtesy of the Scream Factory.
Directed by John Erick Dowdle (“Quarantine”, “Devil”, “As Above So Below”), the mockumentary about a New York serial killer was originally slated for a 2008 release by MGM but was then mysteriously removed from their schedule. It had a second false start in Summer 2014 when it was released to DirecTV VOD, but then pulled about a month later. Otherwise, the film has been available on YouTube or through torrent site.
So far, features are planned but no details have been released. You can get more information from their page here.
Dubbed, "TerrorScribe" by a former editor, Joe made the conversion to horror sometime in the mid-2000s. Little did he know he'd favored the genre all of his life. When not struggling with short stories, he provided genre film reviews for local entertainment sites and later genre sites who could suffer his cynical views.
It was that same cynicism - and some might say hubris - that lead him to have a brief flirtation with filmmaking. His first two efforts, "Annotated" and "Antes Que Seja Tarde (Before It's Too Late)" both premiered at a local H.P. Lovecraft film festival. A third short, "Survivor Girl" proved to be his undoing though plans are in the works to revived the cursed project.
Born and raised in Dallas, TX., Joe now resides in a small Texas town. Statistics say more dead bodies turn up in small towns that big cities... though he claims to have NOTHING to do with that.
August 9, 2017 at 6:15 pm
Have to say, about time!