The Poughkeepsie Tapes


Horror / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 50%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 11312


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Bobbi Sue Luther as Josephine
Iris Bahr as Psychiatrist
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600.46 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 21 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Michael O'Keefe 8 / 10

Engrossing and very disturbing.

Director John Erick Dowdle tracks a criminal from start to finish. A cunning serial killer (Ben Messmer) leaves a gruesome trail. Police storm an empty house in New York, but what they find is provoking. Hundreds of tapes are found and they provide an orderly arranged presentation of years worth of videotaped torture and murder. Brutal, horrific and gut twisting. It will not be hard to figure out why this film is rated R. May not be your cup of tea, but I sure got into it.

The director helped his brother Drew Dowdle write. Atmosphere and special effects at time seems uneven, but believable. The cast includes: Stacy Chbosky, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger, Amy Lyndon, Lou George and Kim Kenny.

Reviewed by DBLurker 3 / 10

A killer aided by camera cuts and unlimited camera battery-life..

This whole mockumentary has interviews with profilers, cops and detectives praising this killer as elusive and dangerously smart at evading and misleading the authorities.

Except the tapes themselves show him as a careless individual who almost get's caught by two little girls selling cookies.

Ignoring the unbelievably tame tapes themselves (I don't really find "gore" scary when it's overdone), the fact that the killer goes around recording everything, even at his own crime-scene with cops around, would get him caught REALLY fast. The killer is basically like one of those attention-seekers who keep recording themselves and posting it on Twitter and Instagram for the world to see. And what exactly was he recording on? That camera's battery lasts longer than most cameras these days.

I got hyped up with people recommending this movie, and it's a dud with a LOT of "logic" (it is trying to present itself as a documentary) issues that can't even be ignored cause of "suspension of disbelief". That excuse doesn't work when you are making a documentary and pretending to have a story of a serial killer that is the smartest killer every born, while he's saved by camera cuts and fade-outs instead of a proper explanation/excuse.

Waste of time.

Reviewed by jtindahouse 7 / 10

A very good horror film with only a couple of flaws holding it back

There are only two things holding 'The Poughkeepsie Tapes' back from being a truly great movie. The first is the acting. My goodness it is shocking in some scenes. It's rare for a movie released as recently as 2007 to have acting this bad. The girl trying to pop the balloon is possibly the worst piece of acting I can remember seeing. The second thing is the inclusion of some scenes in the final cut. This is supposed to be a (fake obviously) documentary on a serial killer and yet there are a tremendous amount of things that would simply never be shown in any real documentary (explicit patient records spoken out loud by a doctor is a very obvious one that comes to mind). Apart from those two things though I have to say I quite liked this film.

This is an exceedingly dark film, make no mistake about that. It was made without a conscious, and I quite like that quality in a film. There is also one element to the story (revolving around 9/11) that I found very innovative, creative and original. It's one of those things that keeps you thinking after the film is finished. This certainly isn't for the faint of heart, however if you're up to it you may just find yourself very much enjoying 'The Poughkeepsie Tapes'.

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