At least once a week I get an email from one of our readers asking if we know what's going on with the release of The Poughkeepsie Tapes. For those who aren't familiar with this project, The Poughkeepsie Tapes feature recordings of brutal slayings and murder. All filmed by the killer himself. This realistic concept amazed audiences when the trailer was released. The movie was filmed in a similar "hand held" perspective much like Cloverfield, Quarantine and The Blair Witch Project. The trailer that was shown in theatres gave me the chills because it was like watching a preview to a snuff film. Filmed in 2007, the movie was set to be released in late 2008. The release date was pushed on more than one occasion. Last we heard the film was supposed to be released in Spring of 2009.
Now the film doesn't seem to have a release date at all. It's April of 2009, and we still haven't heard anything new on the movie. Which is the result of all the emails we've been getting. The official website and myspace pages have vanished as well. My biggest fear is that the film wont even come out. I've seen a lot of promising movies get blacklisted. A straight to DVD release would be better I guess. I hope MGM gets their shit straight, because I really want to see this movie on the big screen. Our readers are dying to check it out.