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The Poughkeepsie Tapes trailer online

ThePoughkeepsieTapes.jpgI hadn't heard that much about The Poughkeepsie Tapes until recently, and so the appearance of the trailer is a nice surprise, and an intriguing one.

Although the set-up and introduction is all very Blair Witch, the rest of it promises some seriously creepy moments as we witness, first hand, the work of a serial killer.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes is a hand-held point of view film that has authorities discover some eight hundred videotapes in a house in Poughkeepsie that reveal a ten year period of torture and murder by a very prolific serial killer, a killer who carried a camera with him during his murders and filmed every moment.

The trailer looks exceptionally creepy and promises some very powerful moments, although I do hope that the picture has been overworked for the trailer and that it's far less VHS recorder and more digital in his later years!

The Poughkeepsie Tapes did really well at the Tribeca Film Festival and has been receiving a lot of praise, and at the moment there's just a promised 2008 release date for the film.

It is written by John Erick Dowdle, who also directs, and Drew Dowdle, and since making this film John Erick Dowdle has been attached to the remake of the unreleased Spanish horror film [Rec] which is to be called Quarantined.

Quarantined already carries a strong cast of names such as Jennifer Carpenter, Rade Serbedzija and Jay Hernandez, and so it shows that Dowdle has been well received by Hollywood too.

Anyway, back to The Poughkeepsie Tapes. You can see the trailer over at Bloody Disgusting [Flash], and although there's not really that much to see, and I can't see for the life of me why the MPAA have slapped an R rating on the trailer, it's still a promising one.



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