The latest review offerings here at VC! A new one that may just be a classic. The Poughkeepsie Tapes seems like the kind of flick guaranteed to get mixed reviews, but I personally found it a refreshing and interesting take on the horror genre. Hopefully others out there will feel the same way!
The Plot: The Poughkeepsie Tapes is a faux-documentary re-telling the story of an infamous New York serial killer in the town of Poughkeepsie. Also called The Waterstreet Butcher, this serial killer is far out of the ordinary. His knowledge of other serial killers makes him a dangerous animal who is nearly impossible to catch. He kidnaps and inflicts substantial abuse and torture on women before ultimately killing then mutilating them, while documenting everything on videotape. During his escapades, he is also sending false clues to the police and establishing false profiles by disguising his every killing in different organized or disorganized manners. The killer knows the psychology of his crimes, and by hiding his traits with others, he alludes the police. After a raid on his house by the police, several boxes of videotapes were found and this film is compiled alongside this footage. Will this criminal be caught and rightfully put away, or will he remain anonymous and continue his path of destruction and horror?