The Pledgemasters (1971)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Like Paul Henreid's For Men Only (1951), The Pledgemasters sets itself up as a "shocking expose" of college fraternities. The cruelties of the hazing process are captured in gritty 16 millimeter. The participants are not actors (which is fairly obvious), but genuine, bonafide college students. If all frats were as sadistic as this one, it's amazing that anyone has ever graduated-much less survived their freshman year. We'll take Animal House any day.

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fraternity, hazing, peeping-tom, rampage, sadist, torture