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    What is Mondo? An introduction to exploitation documentary

    Glenn Criddle

    by Glenn Criddle

    As a lead into my next review I thought it would be an idea to introduce the Mondo genre to the uninitiated. This is by no means a complete exploration of the area which is something that could take a series in its own rights and an awful lot more research than i have currently done however this should be enough to get the basics of one of the most bizarre and often disturbing areas of filmmaking across.
    The book I recomend for further reading is 'Killing For Culture: An illustrated history of Death Film from Mondo to Snuff' by David Kerekes and David Slater. Its a very good and in depth examination of the darkest areas of filmmaking and is superbly written in an intelligent, readable and non dismisive way.