Faces of Death
A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies. The common factor is death by some means.
The worthy Dr. Francis B. Gröss (really actor Michael Carr) takes us on a trip through death to stare into its many (sometimes real, sometimes most certainly not) faces....
One of the most famous, indeed infamous, 'Video Nasties' (films on VHS deemed to repulsive for delicate British minds, so were banned from sale or rental in the UK in the 80‘s) "Faces of Death" is also one of those films caught up in the chaos that was never actually released uncut on VHS in the UK, like "The Evil Dead" and "Cannibal Holocaust" etc.
But there was enough gruesome Mondo atrocity, slapdash staged gore deaths and real (or cruelly staged) animal snuff left to see the film become one of…
Faces of Death is John Alan Schwartz's - credited under a number of synonyms - attempt to understand the unavoidable reality of death. But is that even possible? We all will have our own answer, but after watching this film I have reached no sense of understanding or even the slightest revelation. It explores a vast number of theories involving death with the most complicated being the most engaging - war, religion, senseless murder, afterlife etc. I was also greatly surprised that there are actually moments when this immensely disturbing and highly arresting piece of exploitation, that looks cheap thanks to bad aging, is actually dull.
Narrated by Michael Carr - under the false identity of "Dr. Francis B. Gross"…
Gory mockumentary with a few scenes that will make you feel uneasy
Gory mockumentary with a few scene that will make you feel uneasy
Still looking out to find the entire collection... But it ain't the same if you watch it now... When i was 8 it was fucking scary...
Before anyone starts saying things that it was real or not: There excist a documentary from bbc i think about snuff, and the person who made this movie said that some scenes were real & some are fake
This video nasty was also released under the title The Original Faces of Death. It is a mondo film which guides viewers through explicit scenes depicting a variety of ways to die and violent acts. It was finally released in Britain in 2003 after they cut over 2 minutes from the film.
In 1978 this might have been more than most people had experienced in their lives. Thirty years later, it has lost its shock value as we are exposed to some of the same faces of death from war. genocide, disease, and natural disasters like Katrina on our TV screens every night.
It is not clear that most of the deaths we witnessed were real. Some may have been…
Kicking off Ghoul Summer 2013!
Faces of death is lame and nasty, real and fake, controversial and dated, deep and shallow. Faces of Death is a mixed bag of qualities and defects, and ends up being a tremendously bad and varied documentary that treats death in several ways.
50% of the footage is real, whereas the other 50% has been proven staged and fake. This film goes from Mexico (Las Momias de Guanajuato) to Africa, from the Amazon to Southeast Asia, from hospitals, prisons and morgues to slaughterhouses.
John Alan Schwartz (aka Conan Le Cilaire as a director, aka Alan Black as a writer [lol]) directs a half fake, controversial and undeniably graphic and disturbing shockumentary that easily enters into the mondo genre.
not all real but thats what i dig about the series.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.