The Poughkeepsie Tapes: True Story or Hudson Valley Horror Movie?
As we are all sitting in our homes for the COVID-19 shelter in place, I was looking for 'new to me' things to watch, then I remembered that there is a movie that has 'something' to do with Poughkeepsie. This particular movie that I came across, is a horror movie called "The Poughkeepsie Tapes." The 2007 movie was filmed in a documentary style (allegedly) about a fictional serial killer in Poughkeepsie, New York.
According to moviepilot.com, the film starts after the serial killer is murdered, when law enforcement officials stumble across a box of video tapes that chronicle over 800 of the murderers killings.
The tapes apparently show the murderer killing his victims, planning their murders and disposing of their bodies. The police use these tapes to find out more info on the victims and potentially where they might find their bodies.
According to online sources, the movie was supposed to be released to theaters in February of 2008, with distribution from MGM, but it was removed from release with no apparent reason. The movie went on to a (very) limited on demand release in 2014 and then it was (allegedly) available in October of 2017 via DVD and Blu-ray. I did find it (March 2020) available to stream for Amazon Prime members, click here.
Here is a look at the movie: