According to Shock Til You Drop, The Poughkeepsie Tapes will be hitting our theatres in the first part of 2008. The film, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on the 27th April 2007, sees a return to the Horror movies of yonder years.
This film is very much like Rosemary’s Baby, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, taking us back to the horror movies which seemed so real that you slept with one eye open for months after watching them.
The thing that makes this film totally different to the run of the mill horrors that have recently graced the silver screen is that it was shot in documentary style. This totally adds to the sheer horror and suspense. It’s a technique I find really exciting and provides a completely different viewing experience.
The film follows the story of the Water Street Butcher, a serial killer from Poughkeepsie for over ten years. The butcher’s slight mistake lead to SWAT team descending on his house only to find that the butcher was long gone. However, what the team found was just as horrific. A catalogued library of VHS tapes which he used to document his murderous career.