Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

Official Cut: Option 1Official Cut: Option 2Rough Cut

Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 173

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AKA:
Year: 2007
Directed by: John Erick Dowdle
Starring: Stacy Chbosky (Cheryl Dempsey)
Country: United States
Language: English (English Subtitles)
Runtime:
Official Release: 01:17:36
Rough Cut: 01:24:10
Genres: Sexual-Violence against Women, Snuff, Serial Killers, BDSM, Captivity-Kidnapping, Mystery, Necrophilia, Old-Young, Torture

About the Two Cuts:
The Rough Cut was shown at a few screenings in 2007 but the official release is how the Director wanted the movie to be seen. This release took over 10 years due to some issues with MGM.

The two cuts have small differences wrt the editing and extra/missing footage. The Rough Cut is longer by about 7 minutes, and apart from one murder scene which is longer here, the extra runtime is mostly distributed across stuff the agents and others talk with a second or two here and there from the tapes.

Our suggestion is to watch the Official Release first, so you get an understanding of the events and then if you feel, watch the Rough Cut as the sound is bad and subs are unavailable.

Plot – Spoilers:
The Poughkeepsie Tapes is a documentary about a fictional serial killer who stalked the city of Poughkeepsie. He is the master race serial killer as he is able to turn all investigative profiling methods on their heads and confound the police for years.

Interviews with FBI agents, family members of victims and others involved with the cases are deftly intercut with snuff takes from tapes recovered at the killer’s home. These tapes run into 2400 hours of footage and contain scenes of prepping, abductions, torture and killings.

A central figure in the docu is victim Cheryl Dempsey, a college girl, and much of the movie is a leadup to understanding what became of her.

Random: There’s a little hidden scene if you sit through the credits.

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AnyName
AnyName
April 1, 2019 4:23 am

Better then I thought would be. Not as shocking as I expected.

ShadowDweller
ShadowDweller
July 14, 2019 11:20 am

Very enjoyable film.
I liked the psychological torture element.
Reminded me of Henry: Portrait.
The B-grade actors make it work really well.
Could definitely see myself as a Master one day….

Ganadara
Ganadara
Reply to  ShadowDweller
October 25, 2020 2:34 am

your fucking weird dude go get checked hope your not a psychopath running the streets

rayane
rayane
Reply to  Ganadara
December 30, 2020 3:38 pm

lmao brruhhh ikr thats creepy the fuccck

girl afraid
girl afraid
Reply to  Ganadara
February 28, 2021 1:41 pm

gross

Wilde
Wilde
Reply to  ShadowDweller
November 16, 2020 11:48 pm

Perhaps you need psychological help …or you’re a Trump.supporter perhaps ?

BigNig
BigNig
Reply to  Wilde
December 11, 2020 11:59 pm

No, just a Biden supporter. Usual behaviour

O.K.
O.K.
Reply to  BigNig
January 9, 2021 5:43 pm

Aged like fine milk

Richard Howard
Richard Howard
Reply to  Wilde
June 4, 2021 12:55 am

A trump supporter?? Don’t be a fucking idiot!!

cheifkeef
cheifkeef
Reply to  ShadowDweller
November 17, 2020 2:41 am

get help bro wtf

majiiimkjhdk
majiiimkjhdk
Reply to  cheifkeef
November 26, 2020 1:54 am

como hiciste para verlaaaaa q no puedo ptm

xxxx777x
xxxx777x
Reply to  ShadowDweller
March 12, 2021 12:53 pm

what the fuck

xXBASHXx
xXBASHXx
Reply to  ShadowDweller
July 26, 2021 11:04 pm

bruh you cant be for real

Bigfatsalads
Bigfatsalads
Reply to  ShadowDweller
April 19, 2022 2:37 am

Maybe A master-batur

Irlbitch
Irlbitch
Reply to  ShadowDweller
May 25, 2022 10:46 pm

“Masters” and doms are all pathetic excuses of men and nearly always absolute beta males irl lmao, you never see an actual alpha male calling himself a dom

Erfan
Erfan
March 26, 2020 11:20 pm

Is this movie or its scenes real ???

Shachi
Shachi
Reply to  Erfan
August 15, 2020 12:04 am

No

Carbon
Carbon
April 2, 2020 10:21 pm

A favorite of mine. The brain-breaking captivity stuff is gruesome and the Andersen’s at the beginning are my favorite movie kill period.

Jayden Gant
Jayden Gant
April 26, 2020 11:30 pm

bruh the scene with the woman in the police car has to be one of the best scenes ever made in a found-footage horror movie. truly bone-chilling.

Zac
Zac
Reply to  Jayden Gant
May 14, 2020 11:00 am

Really boring and kind of irritating.

Erica
Erica
Reply to  Jayden Gant
May 17, 2021 6:04 am

Yeah that scene was actually really good. It was a bit predictable but they did it well. I wasn’t super impressed by the movie. It tried really hard and it was almost good. But some parts I thought they did right.

Dracula Darling
Dracula Darling
May 18, 2020 7:05 pm

p.s this is the best website for good freaky movies. I thank you. Sincerely,

Female Dracula

edited to remove request – admin

notvcinema
notvcinema
June 23, 2020 2:39 am

I am not fond of this movie. I liked the idea behind it, but I don’t think it was executed very well. The acting was horrible. Everyone is so melodramatic. You only have to watch real true-crime documentaries to see that law enforcement doesn’t really act the way they do in this movie when giving an interview, The movie wasn’t disturbing. It was pure cringe. Watch Man Bites Dog if you want to watch something that is really messed up.

Jaco
Jaco
Reply to  notvcinema
October 30, 2021 11:16 pm

Man Bites Dog is one of the worst movies ever made, i.e., so bad it’s just horrible. If you want to see a really good effed up movie, then watch The Burning Moon, or Island of Death.

Cap Bender
Cap Bender
August 24, 2020 2:43 pm

I kept seeing this movie mentioned in comments and on different sites so figured I would check it out. About 20 mins in I started to feel a bit psychic. 30 mins in I realized I had actually seen it before. Lol. Not sure when but obviously it didn’t stick with me long. That said, it is decent. I enjoyed the second viewing as I couldn’t remember it all. Prob won’t watch again. Nothing that amazing and as the comment above says, it’s poorly acted and just bad at times. Still worth a watch.

HorrorMan666
HorrorMan666
September 24, 2020 11:40 pm

This is one of those movies where the acting appears to be too good. They were trying to pull off a documentary type horror film. In this case, you wouldn’t want the acting to be that good given that you are trying to give off the impression that these are real people. Other than that, good movie.

Erica
Erica
Reply to  HorrorMan666
May 17, 2021 6:05 am

Yeah that’s a good point.

Annihilist
Annihilist
Reply to  HorrorMan666
September 14, 2021 9:02 pm

My main gripe as well. So close, but missed the mark due to being able to see the “acting” from the agents especially.

Poopkie
Poopkie
November 20, 2020 11:50 pm

Good movie

Your mother
Your mother
November 21, 2020 12:26 am

this movie sucks

I enjoy killing kids
I enjoy killing kids
Reply to  Your mother
May 8, 2022 4:27 am

Fuck you fag shut up

igen
igen
November 28, 2020 10:27 pm

te mi a fash vam ott
the film is npt wperlovcmélsdmrfgőöpqoáejwsragdúebűpoa

REEEEEEEE
REEEEEEEE
December 17, 2020 7:55 pm

It was a good film, i enjoyed it.

horror lover
horror lover
Reply to  REEEEEEEE
May 2, 2021 9:36 pm

agreed

niggerkiller42
niggerkiller42
January 10, 2021 4:43 am

i hate blacks lol

I enjoy killing kids
I enjoy killing kids
Reply to  niggerkiller42
May 8, 2022 4:28 am

Let’s kill nigger babies together bro!

your daddy
your daddy
Reply to  niggerkiller42
July 13, 2022 11:44 am

you love that black cock though.

Phoenix
Phoenix
Reply to  your daddy
July 13, 2022 2:37 pm

Why so many people who defend black people use sexually derogatory remarks about us like its supposed to help us or perceive us as cooler or better in some way. Its disgusting and perverted and it only fuels the stereotypes that black people are sexual deviants. And if you’re black saying this then *claps* way to enforce that stereotype

your daddy
your daddy
Reply to  Phoenix
July 13, 2022 4:17 pm

shut up nigger and go eat a watermelon.

cvntress
cvntress
Reply to  your daddy
July 13, 2022 4:21 pm

ur big and bad behind your keyboard, aren’t you? Highly doubt you keep that same energy offline.

your daddy
your daddy
Reply to  cvntress
July 13, 2022 4:28 pm

go fuck yourself nigger lover

pain maiden
pain maiden
Reply to  your daddy
July 28, 2022 9:20 pm

i did, it felt amazing.

muffles
muffles
Reply to  Phoenix
July 29, 2022 1:59 am

Monkey Pox coming from Africa is a good indicator of sexual deviancy. The news-media skip around the fact but all cases worldwide have a starting point.
However I never think of black people as deviant in fact they just jiggy a lot.
Deviant to me is a prince who likes having a dildo up his arse. Or the people at scratchwood sevices tossing off at a housewife in her backseat showing off her beef curtains. Or the man I used to serve each friday who would buy a tube of ky, a pair of tights and a packet of fishermans friends.

cvntress
cvntress
Reply to  niggerkiller42
July 13, 2022 4:22 pm

^ wahhh i dont get enough attention so i have to be racist in a comment section for horror movies

charley m
charley m
Reply to  cvntress
July 13, 2022 7:12 pm

Hey stupids look at the date of original comment

pain maiden
pain maiden
Reply to  charley m
July 28, 2022 9:19 pm

i really dont give a fuck about the date, bitch

iggy
iggy
Reply to  cvntress
July 13, 2022 8:32 pm

same desu

muffles
muffles
Reply to  iggy
July 13, 2022 11:19 pm

Whose a shark?

horror lover
horror lover
April 24, 2021 7:09 pm

god this is so fucked up but I enjoyed it hope that dosent sound wired

Doktor G'Hul
Doktor G'Hul
July 5, 2021 11:11 pm

Delicious. The aspects that reminded me of Erik the Phantom of the Opera were truly heart-affective. The “Master” is a delightful character, and his beloved slave only betrayed him once: she took her life instead of giving it to him. I’m sure he will find someone else, though.

isadora
isadora
July 27, 2021 5:32 am

eu esperava mais
aceito recomendações

Butch Coolidge
Butch Coolidge
Reply to  isadora
November 11, 2021 6:50 pm

Foda-se

Unsweetened
Unsweetened
December 3, 2021 1:18 am

It’s a good movie, but it’s way more tame than I expected

I enjoy killing kids
I enjoy killing kids
May 8, 2022 4:26 am

I’ve done worse things to my own children than this lol

grug
grug
May 27, 2022 4:38 am

this movie’s definitely unnerving but at times the acting broke the immersion, don’t understand why the mother would just say “oh my god” after realising she spoke to her daughter’s abductor and just let him walk away, but it’s still an interesting story

Ace
Ace
July 28, 2022 3:20 pm

I don’t think it should be classified as a horror movie because it’s more of a Thriller than horror it has some loud noises but other than that it wasn’t very scary