The Tribeca Film Festival is going all out this year to bring some of the most innovative movies to the big screen. Tribeca has only been around since 2002, and it is rapidly becoming one of the premier events for independent movie makers. Among the many fine entries this year is The Poughkeepsie Tapes.

To quote the Press Release:

Throughout the 1990s, a serial killer terrorized upstate New York. After a decade-long crime spree conducted largely under the radar of law enforcement, the killer left behind the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives had ever seen hundreds of homemade videotapes that chronicle the stalking, abduction, murder, and disposal of his victims.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes examines these horrific tapes at length: what they reveal about the killer, why they were made, and how FBI profilers have used them to better understand violent, psychopathic behavior. The Poughkeepsie Tapes combines interviews surrounding the devastating impact of the Water Street Butcher with shocking footage from the tapes themselves.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes documents the actual experience of encountering a deranged serial killer. Never before has an audience been exposed so directly to terror so real. For the first time, the public will see the horrifying images that FBI profilers have studied for years.

Now, I have to admit that I am not a big fan of horror movies, I get scared at the Wicked Witch in Snow White, but this does look like a fascinating movie. If you are in the New York area you should try and take in some of the Tribeca festival, and The Poughkeepsie Tapes in particular.

You should check out the very creepy trailer, and the accompanying web site.

Simon Barrett

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