Fake Documentaries

Political satire, media manipulation, horror trickery



  • Ghostwatch: An investigative report on a haunted house presented live on the BBC

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  • Punishment Park: Virginie Sélavy talks to William Fowler, archive curator at the BFI National Archive, about Peter Watkins's uncompromising pseudo-documentary on I'M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP, Friday 20 January, 5-5:30pm, Resonance 104.4 FM


  • Ruggero Deodato on Cannibal Holocaust: “I’m annoyed that there is a reaction to violence in my films but no reaction to the terrifying violence happening out there every day. Why do people only wake up when they see a piece of fiction?”


  • Filming The Last Exorcism: Alex Fitch interviews producer Eli Roth and director Daniel Stamm about their horror mockumentary, which deals with possession, cattle mutilation and murder in a small rural community.

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