Death Scenes (1989)

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Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5. Voted: 36

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AKA: Death Scenes 1
Directed by: Nick Bougas
Starring: Anton LaVey
Country: USA; Effed Up American Cinema
Language: English
Runtime: 01:26:33
Genres: Documentary, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Killers, SelfHarm-Suicide

Plot – Spoilers:
Anton LaVey hosts the first in what would later become a series – black-and-white images from ’30s and ’40s America featuring inventive ways people have killed themselves, murders, salacious Hollywood gossip, killers, accidents including some freak ones and murdered children.

Maybe it’s the nostalgia of it, but in an era where color-deaths are constantly thrust at you, there is a certain charm in the b&w stills. Death Scenes is relentless as it runs through hundreds of deaths, rarely taking a breather

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fred fat
fred fat
August 5, 2022 9:34 pm

real death images are always disappointing – no match for movie deaths – oh i forgot to say im the first person to die whilst leaving a comment

Eevie
Eevie
August 5, 2022 9:55 pm

Ave Satanas

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
August 5, 2022 10:36 pm

Is it possible for a film to be classic yet underrated at the same time? I think that this is a prime example of that being true. The vintage in these pictures is in someways more disturbing than they would be in color. The whole eerie vibe that accompanies black and white just brings a reality to it that falls dead on the ears of the post-internet world, but it’s true just the same (I tread lightly on mentioning titles on here,. But go watch a certain B&W Scorsese film about boxing and compare it with rocky to get the jest of what I am saying). This
shockumentary is good on it’s own merit. But it definitely wouldn’t be as good without Uncle Anton’s
Narration/presentation. The dark, noir ambiance, the opening up of the “good old days” exposing the hemorrhaging wound on the underbelly of the “xtian moral compass” era of American society, the rareness of the selected pics, the fact that this is an early entry into the genre, (and of course, Anton Lavey)
all come together to make
An excellent film! Great job Effeduo admins!

Fuck you bastard!!!
Fuck you bastard!!!
August 6, 2022 5:54 am

Ahh, Fucking americans always made fucking disgusting movies, just a time waste!

muffles
muffles
August 7, 2022 1:20 am

Looks like the pavlovian fancies have become attractive. Ding dong to the mutts, eat your kibble like the dump^fuck slaves you are.

marlene
marlene
August 7, 2022 5:23 pm

laVey has a good speaking voice

muffles
muffles
August 9, 2022 12:38 am

o/t Having difficulty in which film to watch in tribute to ONJ: Toomorrow is a bit clunky, Grease to obvious and Xanadu is sentimental. If only she had done a hard core porn slasher then my choice would have been so much easier.

Bambeemer
Bambeemer
August 9, 2022 5:32 pm

Been looking for more films like this since watching the traces of death etc, just watched the next 2 and there just as good

ifuckincant
ifuckincant
August 15, 2022 6:04 pm

This was a really fascinating watch. I liked all the early film era deaths and prohibition era murder. Could have probably skipped the part with all the little kids though… :-/ My bad, i’ll just have to block that one out later.

nebula nox
nebula nox
August 18, 2022 6:04 pm

euronymous didn’t approve of LaVey, but he did watch gore videos that much we know

Charlie Monoxide
Charlie Monoxide
September 6, 2022 1:20 am

Good, interesting documentary, but I do believe SATAN is taking certain liberties with case information. Particularly with Jean Harlow and Paul Bern. For one, she died of kidney failure. It had nothing to do with any injuries she sustained 7 years prior. And I sure wish these neophyte film makers would learn how to mix their sound. Easing the BACKGROUND music down a couple notches will bring up the narration.

Headcheese
Headcheese
September 10, 2022 12:08 am

calming