17 robberies . . . 11 murders . . . 6 states . . . 1 camera . . . A documentary crew sets out to find answers to the worst crime spree in years, and uncovers a secret they never dreamed - the criminals, Dwayne Foote and Da... more »rla-Jean Stanton, actually video-taped their robberies and brutal murders. But where is the tape? Now the search begins to find this unimaginable tape called "VIDEO X" and who is hiding it and why? Arrested and risking their lives, the film crew travels through the Deep South to interview family, friends, and corrupt police officials to find out why "VIDEO X" is missing and why authorities are lying about it. Only one question remains, as the mystery unfolds, one bloody crime scene after another - what is on this "VIDEO X" that's so bad it must be kept out of the public eye? Only the tape itself can answer.« less
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 2/15/2012...
Quite a few people seem to miss the fact that this isn't real. Video X is a highly effective FAUX Reality film similar to movies like The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield & Cannibal Holocaust. This is a fact tie in to the film that provides additional back story.
John Selas | Memphis, TN | 10/15/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This documentary really takes you to the south. It's dark and eerie while still giving alot of information about the killings of Dwayne and Darla Jean. This is a must see for true-crime junkies. Some footage is included from Video X. I'll be looking for a copy of that if and when it comes out."
Thrilling for a documentary.
Becky White | Seattle, WA | 09/10/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Obviously, this is not my type of movie fare, but it looked interesting in a mysterious way, and it does not disappoint. From the chilling 911 calls in the opening seconds, to the unfolding of bizarre interviews, this documentary is really a psychological mystery that tries to explain why two "good" young people went on a murder spree. The documentary ends up searching for the home movie made by the criminals, "Video X: Evidence." "Video X: Evidence" I'm sure is too violent for me to want to view, but one does wonder what is on the tape. Although I feel sorry for the two young killers, their deeds are reprehensible. It is a sad commentary on the bleaker aspects of our children and society, and shows why a healthy family unit is truly the most important institution we have. Beware of the graphic crime photos, which might be prohibitive for some viewers."
Murder in the Heartland....Search for Video X
John Selas | 10/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great. I loved it. Made me laugh and cry."
Joe | Seattle | 09/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Spine Tingling. Wow. That is all I can say. This is a wonderful and sad journey. To see such young people face such horror, throwing their lives away, yet feel their love for each other, fear, desperation. This is truly a modern day Bonnie and Clyde!!"
Joe | 08/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best graphic documentary I have seen, whose subject is a crime spree. It is handled so you get a real sense of who the two criminals were, Dwayne and Darla-Jean, and why they carried out their murders, etc. This crime spree had a huge impact on the states where it occurred, but I actually, unfortunately, sympathize with the killers. Especially, after seeing their environment, and meeting their family members and friends, who are beyond comparison as some of the most off-beat, human trailer trash imaginable. The comparisons between this film and My Brothers Keeper are inevitable, and I like "Murder..." better because it is raw. The film is a bit bloody, so I would not view it if you are squeamish. I feel sorry for the victims, but I'm glad to have seen why this crime spree happened."