AKA: Faces of Death 5
Directed by: Countess Victoria Bloodhart, Wesley Emerson, Stelvio Massi
Country: Germany, Effed Up German Movies
Language: German (No Subs)
Genres: Documentary, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Killers, Trafficking
Gesichter des Todes V, literally German for Faces of Death 5, was marketed as a continuation of the series, but has no connection with FOD. It’s more like a ‘best of’ from earlier works of the filmmakers, and also includes a few scenes you’d have already seen in Faces of Death or Traces of Death. The title was probably chosen to capitalize on FOD-4 that had come out a year earlier.
This one shocks early on, by emphasizing on dead children including (drug) mule babies, the Lindbergh case and killer Albert Dyer. Murder scenes from other killers like Robert Nxon, Otto Stephen Wilson and Adolfo Constanzo are also in here. And then there’s the usual trope of accidents, religious and political violence from around the world that’s probably dated now, 30 years on.