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The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

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In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

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Cheryl Dempsey
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Leonard Schway
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When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever seen. Written by Tribeca Film Festival

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Rated R for sadistic violence and torture, including terror and graphic descriptions

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Trivia

Despite the film having been completed and its theatrical trailer attached to several widely-released horror films in 2007, the film never received an official theatrical, DVD, or Blu-ray release. No official explanation was given as to why it was pulled from a theatrical/home-media release at the time. Its first official release didn't occur until seven years later in July 2014, when it became available as a "Video on Demand" title through DirecTV. See more »

Goofs

When talking about a murder in Reading, Pennsylvania the female news reporter makes a reference to the town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The reporter pronounces Lancaster as "LAN-CAST-er" but the town (at least this town in Pennsylvania)is properly pronounced as "LANK-aster." See more »

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Referenced in The Ridges (2011) See more »

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Cheryl Dempsey makes the film worthwhile
18 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This horror flick is unique in the way it leaves a lot to the imagination. Most of the acting is poor, but the story of Cheryl Dempsey makes the movie worthwhile. In fact, her story, could have stood on its own. The character is portrayed well, and it is very hard to forget what happens to her and how she is affected. Because of how devastating her story is, and because a lot is left to the imagination as to how her story progressed, the movie is actually worth watching for horror buffs. If they'd left her story out, most of the movie would be a waste of time. Her story also makes the serial killer in the story much more engrossing, since it gives a kind of unusual psychological depth to his character which is often missing in horror.


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