Fauxdoc

102 | The Poughkeepsie Tapes

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Writer: Drew & John Erick Dowdle

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Synopsis: When police discover a trove of video tapes in an abandoned house they learn that a serial killer has been living in their town, & is responsible for dozens of what they had thought to be unrelated murders. The killer is an expert at throwing investigators off his scent, constantly varying his MO to baffle profilers. It is only through the killer’s meticulously catalogued tape library that authorities are finally able to connect the pieces, but by this time the mysterious figure is long gone.


Next movie will be Icelandic horror flick, I Remember You (currently streaming on US Netflix).

Intro/Outro music courtesy Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud

21 | Lake Mungo

 
Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo
Director/Writer: Joel Anderson 
Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe
Synopsis: Who killed Alice Palmer? Just kidding...sort of...
This is a Fauxdoc-style film, covering the events surrounding the death of 16-year old Alice Palmer. After going missing (we presume she drowned) during a family trip, Alice's body is eventually discovered floating in the water. Once this happens, the movie jumps from one subplot to the next as it attempts to discover what happened to her. The ending may not be exactly what you'd expect.

What'd we think of Lake Mungo?
(Out of 5 stars)

Next time we'll be checking out The Taking of Deborah Logan, or "The Taking", as it was going to originally be called. It's a horror film from 2014, shot in the same fauxdoc (I just can't use "mockumentary" in a serious way) style as our last one, Lake Mungo. The "Documentary" the film is centered around is an exploration into the declining health of Alzheimers patient, Deborah Logan. The movie starts out as one would expect but things begin to decline, for the characters, pretty rapidly. Check out the trailer & then tune in for our discussion!