Monday, 1 June 2015

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007 (released 2014))

I am currently having a bathroom fitted. Its a full refit and the work has been ongoing for a week now. I have brushed my teeth and washed in the kitchen sink for a week as I have no working wash basin. I had my first bath for days yesterday. The fitter should be coming to finish today but still isn't here. Suffice to say I am irritable.


What better catharsis then a really bad horror movie? Actually a film as terrible as the Poughkeepsie Tapes is a terrible catharsis. I am currently employing the alternative route. Internet vitriol coupled with 1980s Iron Maiden played far too loud.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes is an attempt on a new type of found footage movie. This time is a videolog of a serial killers forays into torture and murder. The problem is the footage is terrible. Mr Killer man really should have invested in a better Camcorder because his is bloody terrible. In fact scratch that the whole film is terrible. There are initially quite gory scenes (if you can make them out in the gloom, grain and distortion) but then we progress onto talking heads and a whole lot of pallid exposition from really terrible actors. 

There are people that would argue that the movie was not released cinematically because of content concerns, it has only recently seen the light of day with “On Demand” video. I would argue that somebody looked at the pile of putrid shit they had made and decided it would be better abandoned.
If you hate yourself and want to waste your life watch the movie. It adds nothing but more nausea to the whole found footage genre.



PS: The wanker still isn't here. Fucking tradesmen.
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