This movie continues in the same vein as F.O.D. 1 with short scenes of death related material. Mortuarys, accidents, police work are filmed by TV crews and home video cameras. Some of the ... See full summary »
Traces of Death is a collection of archive film and borrowed stock footage, notorious for its pointless exploitative content. In its opening you see the death of a woman named Maritza ... See full summary »
Maritza Martin Munoz,
Faces of Death VI is a direct-to-video compilation of the highlights of the earlier films in the Faces of Death series. It features many of the same scenes shown in Faces of Death 1 and 4, ... See full summary »
Join your fiendish host, Dr. Vincent van Gore, as he leads you into the forbidden world of the dead. Only the most disgusting and horrifying car crashes, suicides and murders are presented.... See full summary »
A 'mockumentary' hosted by Dr. Francis B. Gross, a coroner. He is trying to show you the different 'faces' of people while dying. There are faked scenes of people getting killed intermixed with footage of real accidents. There are executions by decapitation (in an unknown Arab country) and the electric chair. One scene shows a group of tourists in Egypt smashing a monkey's head while still alive and eating its brains. There are shots of animals eating people and Satanic orgies using dead bodies. There is a segment that deals with an alligator that accidentally entered 'residential' waters. The local warden goes in his boat to get the alligator back into the sea when he accidentally falls over and becomes gator bait. The film ends with newsreel footage of people jumping off buildings and major accidents.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
John Alan Schwartz came up with the electrocution scene by reading an article in Hustler Magazine on electrocution. See more »
A sign posted reads "Authurised entry only", it should say "Authorized entry only". See more »
Dr. Francis B. Gröss:
There is a continual balance that must be maintained in the jungle. The death of one creature ensures the existence of another.
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At the end of the film, the credits say "Special thanks to the mummies of Guanajuato, Mexico" See more »
In 2003, the BBFC passed a less cut version, removing 2m 19s of animal cruelty ("to sight of fighting dogs and monkey being cruelly beaten to death"). They later issued a more detailed description of the cuts, stating that the dogfight had been completely removed but the monkey scene had been edited rather than completely cut. The brain-eating scene had been left in the movie, owing to the head being an obviously fake rubber one, and the main edits were to the shots of the clamped monkey as "It seems entirely possible that the head bashing was done with rubber hammers and the monkey came to no harm. However, the monkey was clearly - at least in the short term - restricted in a cage/head clamp and terrified and this is prohibited by law". See more »
It's really ironic that of all the "shockumentaries" that have turned up on video in recent years the "Faces of Death" series has attracted the most attention (positive and negative), since so much of its "shocking" footage is blatantly phoney. Those with an interest in authentic death and atrocity footage would do better to check out the "Death Scenes" series (3 volumes), "Inhumanities 2" or the British documentary "Executions". (An editorial aside here, since I'm frequently asked why I watch such material: While I wouldn't say that such films are fun or enjoyable to watch, I make myself watch them occasionally to remind myself not to take the best things in life - or life itself, for that matter - for granted.)
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