Mondo Bizarro / Mondo Freudo (Something Weird) (2003) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
If you enjoyed Mondo Cane and are looking for more mondo films, don’t get this one! You may know that Mondo Cane inspired the making of tons of Mondo films. Unfortunately, it was almost immediately discovered that making fake Mondo films was far easier and was extremely lucrative for the total lack of investment in producing them.
Sadly, if you enjoyed Mondo Cane, once you’ve also watch the Shocking Asia films and Mondo Magic, there aren’t that many other quality Mondo films.
I wasted my money on this worthless dvd and I didn’t pay budget prices either.
The first thing you notice, is that while they are supposedly filming people without their knowledge, they are filming with camera movements or angles that are extremely unlikely or near impossible. Also, they are filming people undressing in stores which would be illegal. You couldn’t do it and later get permission, even if you tried to rationalize that they may have got releases after the fact.
So after realizing I wasted a good amount of money on a totally fake Mondo documentary, I decided to see what the commentary tracks had to say. Well, they have some experts of some type, explaining where most of the scenes were most likely shot all within the same city although claiming to be filmed all over the world. Ha! Ha! We have Americans badly trying to pass as Arab sex slave traders! Ha! Ha! I think that girl was in another segment! Look at our fake high tech camera that supposedly is later hidden to film the “Arabs”. How did we change camera angles so many times with one hidden camera?
I suppose they were meant to pass as real mondos back in the day, but now they are meant for camp value.
Unfortunately, I am not interested in camp of this type, and I was expecting a real Mondo film when I bought it. Also, nothing on the dvd cover text suggests that it is a campy fake Mondo.
I should have been familiar with the content before I bought it. My fault. But hopefully, if you are looking for more real Mondo films, I can warn you that these are not.
If you think the campiness of silly obviously fake “Mondo” films are entertaining, get it. But don’t buy if that is not what you are seeking!
About Mondo Bizarro / Mondo Freudo (Something Weird) (2003)
Starring: Lee Frost Vito the Sculptor
Director: Lee Frost