The Poughkeepsie Tapes
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2009)

In 2001, police in Poughkeepsie New York made a shocking discovery--10 bodies buried in the backyard of a residential house. Astonishingly, that was only the beginning. Inside the home, police uncovered over 800 neatly organized videotapes… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 2, 2009
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David Keyes

The movie thinks too diminutively of human intelligence, even by horror film standards.

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Brian Orndorf

With every revelation that could give the Dowdles something to play with, they head right back into the basement, convinced audiences would rather watch close-ups of throat-slittings and teary yelps of pain.

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Jason Morgan

it's the killer's bizarre motivations that truly terrify

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Alex roy
As far as documentary, found footage horror films are concerned, The Poughkeepsie Tapes doesn't offer anything new. I found that this was a bit of a… More
Edward Boxler
John Erick Dowdle's unjustly shelved The Poughkeepsie Tapes is not torture porn. It's a terrifying faux documentary that forces you to contemplate the… More
Stuart Brooks
One of the best serial killer movies I have seen. Using the documentary style of film making to great effect, a chilling and at times horrifying look at a how… More
A.D. Villarreal
There's a few unsettling moments here and there but really this is nothing more than Forensic Files-The Movie except it's embarrassingly obvious that… More
Eric Alvarez
A literally crazy film about a sadistic serial killer. I understand it is a mockumentary, but the filming and visuals could have been better. The acting was… More
Brian De Guelle
Nasty and unpleasant movie told in POV and documentary style not original but works all the same. Gore hounds will be disappointed as there not much blood or… More