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Trailers From Hell on Exploitation “Shockumentary” Mondo Cane

Trailers From Hell on Exploitation "Shockumentary" Mondo Cane

It’s hard to imagine today the impact this tawdry but fascinating Italian “shockumentary” had on the world in 1962, when the bizarre customs of people in other lands seemed both exotic and horrifying to Western eyes. Its smash success spawned a whole genre of mostly phony Mondo movies, each outdoing the other for pure sleaze, which lasted into the 80s and paved the way for something much more upsetting: Reality TV.

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