The Poughkeepsie Tapes

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): John Erick Dowdle
Production: MGM
81 min

Part 1:

Hi, my name is ...

Are you ready?

Yes, sorry.

My name is Alice Endrisart.

I am the owner of this house here and

some other houses here in


A tenant who had lived

this house ...

was a terrible person.

This is the house where they found

Poughkeepsie tapes.

Before we had the tapes

Poughkeepsie, we knew

that would be murder and

were aware that some

of them seem to be programmed,

in an organized manner, but ...

put your hands up

on the tapes, we had no idea

what we were dealing with.

No idea.

My task was to assist 24

hours of tapes from Poughkeepsie.

I remember one night, brought

home the tapes to work on them

and without my knowledge, my

wife saw a half hour of tape

and was nearly a year until

I could play it again.

It was for what he had on tape.

I think that torturing and

kill him, excited him e. ..

that these tapes are

a kind of homemade porn or ...

a reminder that he held for

long after the murders.

Definitely, he spent his

time during the murders ...

to exchange tapes.

When looking in the garden

found the body of two women ...

here and there ...

We found a deep hole here

where they were buried a young

couple and their baby 10 months.

There was a body of a man

there, the first tenant ...

and four women,



there ...

and there.

Even after the investigation

Initially, it was clear ...

They had all

died in a cruel way.

They found the tapes in this cabinet.

And then ...

You can imagine ...

When people think of killer

series, think of 4 or 5 people.

Ted Bundy, Dammer, Gacy, etc..

But most do not realize

that there are many more.

At one point,

there may be between 25 and 50

serial killers active

the United States alone.

This is really a very

larger than most people think ...

The tapes now, will be

necessarily examined

in order to discover

a psychological profile.

It is indispensable material

to teach a course.

There are probably hours and hours

tape that nobody saw except me.

For example, there are over

100 hours that are nonsense.



- So?

- Yes

- Now, blow it.

- What?

Pop it!

Part 2:

If I had to tell you something

first of all would be as follows:

After that we'll see ...

three of you return to

their homes tonight ...

and decide that this is not the

they want to do with their lives.

Will know that there are

awful people in this world

that are able to do

incredibly terrible things.

Therefore, it is very important,

you ask ...

I really want to wrap my life

with all these terrible things

for the rest of my

professional life?

Is it okay if they do not want.

I think something may have

happened in your life right now,

had a fight, lost

employment, left his wife ...

Went for a walk with your

car and a moment comes when it says:

"The next vulnerable person

to see, will die. "


I like your doll.

He said he liked your doll.

- What is your name?

- Suzy.

I must not talk to strangers.

But neither should

be rude ...

You know, if I were the Big Bad Wolf,

could not do anything about it.

Want to say something to the camera?

Like what?

I do not know.

Perhaps you could say that ...

is a beautiful and happy girl ...


- Want to see how through the camera?

- No.


On first inspection

looked like it had been

hit with an elongated object.

We knew there was a girl

missing, Jennifer Gorman

about 80 km away

that matched the description

clothes found.

I think something happened to my

daughter. I think someone took it. / I

- Who?

- I do not know. He was in the garden. / I

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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