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Shockumentaries

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Shockumentaries

Shockumentaries

Shockumentaries

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Commentator Brett Leveridge says that the success of so-called television "shockumentaries" like "When Animals Attack!" or "World's Scariest Police Chases" tells us a lot about our society. He says it's either a way for viewers to exorcise their fears about the modern world... or it means that we're all really, really bored.