The Poughkeepsie Tapes Review
Written by: Suspiria_89
Unfortunately, us horror fans have to sit through a bunch of crappy horror flicks. We do this because in order to find the good stuff we half to sift through a lot of crap. Well folks, I have done my fair share of sifting and I’ve finally struck gold. Every once in a while a horror film will come along that will totally blow my mind; and The Poughkeepsie Tapes is that horror film.
Plot: 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.
I had absolutely zero expectations going into this film. I had heard almost nothing about it and went into it with a open mind. By the time the movie ended I was in shock. The Poughkeepsie Tapes is not only one of the best horror films of the last ten years, but one of the best ever made period.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes is an all around well crafted horror film. It’s not a very complicated or thought provoking movie, but it a very realistic and unsettling mocumentary. It doesn’t use tons of over the top gore to shock. Instead it does it the old way. With atmosphere, a amazing pulsing score and some truly harrowing dialogue. It does have it’s fair share of disturbing violence, but it’s not disturbing because of gore; but because of the realism. And that’s what really make The Poughkeepsie Tapes such a amazing horror film. It’s a genuinely creepy horror film. Listening to the killer talk to his victims will literally send shivers down your spine and the make the hair stand up on your arms. The makers of the film did a phenomenal job giving the movie a creepy, unsettling atmosphere. Brilliant camera angles, the amazing score that I mentioned earlier, some very effective and chilling acting and some small doses of realistic graphic violence all combine to make The Poughkeepsie Tapes one hell of a horror film that will stay in your head long after the initial viewing. This is destined to become a cult classic.
I believe The Poughkeepsie Tapes is the first horror film I’ve reviewed that I don’t have any complaints with. Or at least not any worth mentioning. It’s a near perfect horror film.
I have no idea why this film hasn’t had a wide theatrical release or a DVD release yet, but when ever it does get released(hopefully sooner than later) I highly recommend checking it out if you want to see a original horror film that actually manages to scare.