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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Stacy Chbosky ... Cheryl Dempsey

Ben Messmer ... Ed

Samantha Robson ... Samantha

Ivar Brogger ... Leonard Schway

Lou George ... Felton Lewis

Amy Lyndon ... Alice Endrisart

Michael Lawson ... Simon Alray

Ron Harper ... Mike Moakes
Kim Kenny ... Pam Frears
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Iris Bahr ... Psychiatrist

Scott Beehner ... Jason Ribling
Adarsha Benjamin ... Victim 2
Kelli Bielema ... Jane Gerber

Linda Bisesti ... Sandra Willets
Lisa Black ... Victoria Dempsey
Marissa Blanchard ... Girl Scout 1
Bill Bookston ... James Foley
William Bookston ... James Foley
Oto Brezina ... Dr. Farhad Mansourian

Jules Bruff ... Blinker
Paul Buxton ... Walter Kunkler

Todd Cahoon ... Ted Bundy
Blaire Chandler ... Cynthia Gorman

Larry Clarke ... Edgar Cummings

Donna Cooper ... Prostitute 2

Bruce Cronander ... Harvey Scroggs

Meredith Cross ... Jeanette Anderson

Henry Dittman ... Frank Anderson
Bobby Eskandari ... Dr. Arnold Montufar (as Bobby Alexander)

Dennis Garber ... Joseph Danvers

Chip Godwin ... Hank Foley
Jennifer Griswold ... Jennifer Griswold

David Haack ... Tim Surrey
Tom Hauser ... News Anchor

Keisuke Hoashi ... Dai Loung

Sean Huze ... Hector Gomez (scenes deleted)

Michael Hyland ... Profiling Student 1 (as Mike Hyland)
David James ... Tim Surrey

Ceciley Jenkins ... Traci Looner
Zale Kessler ... Frederick Miller

Morgan Lariah ... Profiling Student 2

Fiona Lincke ... Reporter

Bobbi Sue Luther ... Josephine

Sierra Marcoux ... Jennifer Gorman

James Mathers ... Bernard Golinko
Paulah May ... Investigator
Leah McLean ... News Anchor

Tracy Miller ... TV Reporter

Naveen ... Dr. Arjay Vintopeej
Philip Newby ... Irwin Griffard (as Phil Newby)

Bruno Oliver ... Joel Gorman

Steven M. Porter ... Albert Cromley

Adrian Roberts ... Warden
Brad Satin ... Himself

Brooke Sikkema ... Girl Scout 2

Heather Snell ... Jennifer Henshaw
Joann Socrates ... Victim #1

Erin Stutland ... Victim 1
Beth Tapper ... Karen Tyler
David Wilcox ... Jacob Polinski

Mark McClain Wilson ... Mark Rongitch

Directed by
John Erick Dowdle 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Drew Dowdle  story
John Erick Dowdle 

Produced by
Ward Barnett .... executive producer
Stephen Chbosky .... executive producer
Drew Dowdle .... executive producer
Drew Dowdle .... producer
Mitchel Dumlao .... associate producer
George M. Kostuch .... associate producer
Patrick Lussier .... executive producer
Michael Zoumas .... executive producer
Original Music by
Keefus Ciancia 
Cinematography by
Shawn Dufraine 
Film Editing by
John Erick Dowdle 
Elliot Greenberg 
Production Design by
Alethea Root 
Art Direction by
Andrew Gormley 
Costume Design by
Annie Bloom 
Makeup Department
Steve Costanza .... key makeup artist
Tyler Dolph .... special makeup effects lab technician
Bria Dorsen .... assistant makeup artist
Shauneen Saebsar .... assistant makeup artist
Yvonne Wang .... additional makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dustin Cole Blackburn .... second assistant director
Adam Lawson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ryan Dowdle .... art department intern
Kim Hogue .... assistant property master
Nikolai Loveikis .... set dresser
Michael Monahan .... props
Ryanah Peterson .... set dresser
S. Todd Whitaker .... leadman
Meredith Riley Worden .... property master (as Meredith Riley)
Sound Department
Sara Evans .... additional location sound mixer (as Sara Glaser)
Brendan Pollitz .... boom operator
Brandon Proctor .... sound re-recording mixer
Brandon Proctor .... supervising sound editor
Marcus Ricaud .... sound mixer
Frank Rinella .... foley mixer
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound recordist
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Sean Kinney .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Cochran .... electrician
Justin Duval .... gaffer
Philip Eastvold .... electrician
Kristen Eccker .... second assistant camera
Owen Foye .... best boy
Patrick McGraw .... second assistant camera
Don Presley .... first assistant camera
Nickolaus Swedlund .... electrician
Animation Department
Kelly McNutt .... animator
Eddie Ulrich .... animation supervisor
Casting Department
Dustin Cole Blackburn .... additional casting
Editorial Department
Philip Beckner .... on-line editor
Matt Blackshear .... on-line editor (as Matthew Blackshear)
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate post supervisor
Chris Jacobson .... colorist
Devin C. Lussier .... assistant editor
Paul Rehder .... on-line editor
Ryan Vega .... on-line editor
Ian Vertovec .... digital intermediate colorist
Leroy Wolf .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Rudy Chung .... music supervisor
Other crew
Gabriel Copeland .... key set production assistant
Brett Haley .... production assistant
Joey Presley .... production assistant
Erin Tambellini .... script supervisor
Lauren Wagner .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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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References Peeping Tom (1960)See more »


Is this movie based on a true story?
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A chilling movie!, 19 October 2012
Author: deatman9 from Canada

I watched this movie the other night and I was pleasantly surprised. The acting is was really good from the serial killer it was a very creepy performance. The acting from the rest of the crew was not that good but this movie is definitely worth a watch.

This movie is a found footage mockumentary. So the movie takes off with a bunch of interviews of police and FBI who found hundreds of tapes containing murders and torture.

This movie was actually better then I thought it would be. It was actually really creepy. The bad quality of the camera kind of annoyed me but it was good overall

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What is the LEGAL reason that this wasn't released? Open_Ended_Trouser_Hanger
enjoyed it, but some pretty iffy plot holes... burgerworld
Be careful this movie sticks with you gregbuzz
Why was this movie buried? boinnng
Is there any story in the movie or is it just violent scenes? johannasisko
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