Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

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

Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 181

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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….

Erfan
Erfan
March 26, 2020 11:20 pm

Is this movie or its scenes real ???

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.

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

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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.

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.

Poopkie
Poopkie
November 20, 2020 11:50 pm

Good movie

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

this movie sucks

igen
igen
November 28, 2020 10:27 pm

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REEEEEEEE
REEEEEEEE
December 17, 2020 7:55 pm

It was a good film, i enjoyed it.

niggerkiller42
niggerkiller42
January 10, 2021 4:43 am

i hate blacks lol

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

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

nekurodōru
nekurodōru
August 29, 2022 4:07 am

good movie
the serial killer guy must have been in a mysterious mood

Alex Kvist
Alex Kvist
October 6, 2022 11:21 pm

This might be a stupid af flex to say but….I have this movie on DVD
Weird flex but okay…????…..yeah I know XD