Ask a horror geek about their long-awaited "missing in action" flicks, and their first response might be All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. Prod them for a second response and they might just remember a little something called The Poughkeepsie Tapes, which is another one of those "found footage" horror flicks. An astute distributor could probably re-package the movie to ride on those Paranormal Activity coattails, but the distributor that owns the film (that'd be MGM) is presently struggling with complete bankruptcy.

Co-director Drew Dowdle (he and his brother directed Quarantine after they made Tapes) recently shared some thoughts with our friends at Shock, and unfortunately the jury is still out on Poughkeepsie: "I feel the best chance for our film is if another distributor recognizes the opportunity and makes a move to buy the rights. Otherwise I'm afraid it's going to remain on the shelf. Obviously it's been a very disappointing outcome for my brother and me and everyone involved with the making of the film."

I wasn't the biggest fan of The Poughkeepsie Tapes (I'd call it a solid try, but nothing amazing), but it certainly deserves a shot at a release at this point. And I'll admit that it's got one truly creepy sequence that I look forward to seeing again.
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