In the pair of featurettes accompanying THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES on its very-long-in-coming Blu-ray release (from Shout! Factory under its Scream Factory banner), writer/director John Erick Dowdle, producer Drew Dowdle and actress Stacy Chbosky observe that the movie’s cancelled theatrical release, originally a source of frustration, might have been a blessing in disguise. That fate amped up curiosity about the movie, making it something to be sought out and discovered. Now it has finally emerged, and like the titular unearthed VHS cassettes, it’s a creepy yet frustrating experience.
Ten years ago, John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle’s documentary-style shocker THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was picked up by MGM…and then went into limbo despite posters and other promotion for a theatrical release. Now it’s finally set to emerge on disc, and the details have been announced; read on for those and the cover art.