In 2009, a movie was so gory and scary that it was banned from cinemas. Nine years later it was released on DVD.
The Poughkeepsie Tapes waited 9 long years to have an audience. Banned from theatrical release in 2009, this horror film was only shown at a few festivals. Audience reactions were unanimous - the film was almost entirely unbearable to watch.
The story is inspired by Kendall Francois, a real-life serial killer who murdered eight women in Poughkeepsie. The film is shot as a fake documentary that follows a New York State police unit tracking a serial killer. But they make a shocking discovery. They find 800 cassettes documenting each of the murders, kidnappings, tortures and other horrific crimes of which the man is guilty. In the film, we are spectators to a decade of massacre.
The distributor, Metro Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) had cancelled the theatrical release because the film exceeded the limits of the bearable. Just in time for Halloween 2017, this fake documentary was finally released on DVD. Will you dare to watch?