Saturday, April 28, 2007


So yesterday on the start of the now famous Tribeca I had the pleasure or more like the discomfort of going to the world premier of a film only known as "The Poughkeepsie Tapes" The film was a documentary of sorts that fleshed out the details of an extremely clever and successfull serial killer in upstate NY. A curious killer this was, since he chronicled all his digusting exploits on camera while committing the disturbing crimes. He kept sex slaves tortured and bound all the while filming their demise. He assaulted and abducted children all in front of the blank stare of the video camera. The film presented snips of the numerous catalogued tapes and in the words of the film makers:

"The Poughkeepsie Tapes examines these horrific tapes at length: what they reveal about the killer, why they were made, and how FBI profilers have used them to better understand violent, psychopathic behavior. The Poughkeepsie Tapes combines interviews surrounding the devastating impact of the Water Street Butcher with shocking footage from the tapes themselves. The Poughkeepsie Tapes documents the actual experience of encountering a deranged serial killer. Never before has an audience been exposed so directly to terror so real. For the first time, the public will see the horrifying images that FBI profilers have studied for years."

This film is a must see and an unsettling view to an actual snuff film is an understatement. The Poughkeepsie Tapes is disturbing, unnerving, cruel and it will skewer the heart with a dagger of fear. This is a must see. Hopefully coming soon near you.


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