Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films

Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films ★★★

Not a great doc but the subject matter of pre-Mondo Highway Safety Films is so strange and fascinating. Some real bizarre factoids spring up throughout such as undercover sexual deviants footage(secretly filmed gay bathroom hookup sex(!!!)), the shockingly inappropriate scare film, "The Child Molester" shown to legions of traumatized children, and the process in which these straight up gory "scare films" grew into a small industry and imploded. Plenty of footage is shown from some of the more notorious films and its still rather unpleasant stuff. The film loses focus at some point and it could be seen as drowsy, but I found it fascinating.