Traces of Death
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|Traces of Death|
|Produced by||Brain Damage|
|Written by||Damon Fox|
|Narrated by||Damon Fox|
|Editing by||Studio D
|Studio||Dead Alive Productions
Foxx Entertainment Enterprises
|Distributed by||Brain Damage Films|
|Running time||78 minutes|
Traces of Death is a 1993 direct-to-video, Z movie shockumentary that consists of various scenes of stock footage depicting death and real scenes of violence. Unlike Faces of Death, Traces consists mostly of actual footage depicting death and injury, and consists also of unlicensed and public domain footage from other films. It is banned in the United Kingdom by the BBFC for not having any "journalistic, educational or other justifying context for the images shown." Since its release, Traces of Death has been followed by four sequels.
Among the footage seen on Traces of Death is the R. Budd Dwyer press conference suicide, footage of actor Vic Morrow's death which occurred during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie, the Sarajevo market place shelling that killed almost 100 people, the murder of Maritza Martin, montages of dead children and babies, a bicyclist flattened by an overturned bus, and a man, Pit Dernitz, being eaten by lions in front of his family, a scene which originally appeared in the 1975 Mondo film Ultime grida dalla savana.
Beginning with Traces of Death II, the films feature the use of death metal and grindcore music to accompany the footage, occasionally giving it a surreal and bizarre feel. The original feature mostly used spooky keyboard music.
The Traces of Death series is distributed by Darrin Ramage of Brain Damage Films. Brain Damage Films specializes mostly in distributing low-budget independent horror films like Vulture's Eye, Strange Things Happen At Sundown, and Terror Toons.
Part 1 (1993): terrible Scenes of an unfortunate tourist who is devoured by hungry Lions. Rare pictures of Ilse Koch, whose atrocities during the Nazi Regime inspired many films of mutilation and murder by cannibals. There are still practicing autopsies, suicides recent examiners, murders and embalsamentos. 78 minutes. Narration of Damon Fox. Part 2 (Deadly Scenes!) (1994): explosion Scenes, decomposing corpses, car accidents and truck show where a giant robot makes a fatal mistake. 90 minutes. Narration of Damon Fox. Part 3 (Dead and Buried!) (1995): Scenes of terrorism practiced by suicide bombers. A young victim of the real story that inspired the famous film The Silence of the Lambs (film) and bloody images made by death squad in El Salvador. 85 minutes. Narration of Brain Damage. Part 4 (Resurrection (1996): Murder in the streets, amputations and bloody car accidents. 66 minutes. Narration of Brain Damage. Part 5 (Back in action) (2000): the violent murder of a hostage, accidents, extreme backyard wrestling and the underworld of goth culture. 92 minutes. Narration of Brain Damage