‘The Poughkeepsie Tapes’ Finally Seeing Release After 10 Years Of Controversy

October 16, 2017

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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After nearly a decade, the brutal, previously banned film The Poughkeepsie Tapes will finally see release. Pulled from release in 2008, the film earned a cult following. The gore-filled documentary-style film was directed by John Erick Dowdle who later went on to make Quarantine.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes follows a group of police as they raid a home in New York, only to discover VHS tapes filled with snuff films made by an unknown serial killer. Each video features tortured victims, murder, and the disposal of victim’s mutilated corpses. The white masked killer dressed as a plague doctor appears in over 800 tapes that law enforcement must investigate. The film, loosely based on a real serial killer from Poughkeepsie along with other notorious killers.

The brutal film has been pulled from release not once, but twice due to its content. Originally released in 2008, MGM canceled its release. In 2014, it was released again on VOD only to be pulled after a month. After almost 10 years, Scream Factory has given The Poughkeepsie Tapes a wide release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The DVD and Blu-ray feature interviews with John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle, and star Stacy Chbosky. Pick up your copy today.

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