Traces of Death 1 (1993)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 50

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Directed by: Damon Fox
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Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 01:18:42
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Violence Against-Animals, Documentary

Plot – Spoilers:
The Traces of Death series from the ’90s was an attempt to outdo Faces of Death that had included staged scenes.

But the first one in the series lacked its famous predecessor’s budget and this shows up in the lower production and crappy music. What’s better here though is the authenticity – barring the lion-mauling scene.

Traces of Death 1 includes accidents, autopsies, surgeries including gender-reassignment, embalming and some notorious incidents like the press-conference suicide of Robert Budd Dwyer.

31 thoughts on “Traces of Death 1 (1993)

  • March 10, 2021 at 1:06 pm
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    Thank you =D
    Never heard about this documentary,
    Not the best but the subjects are inreresting(off for that time period)

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  • March 10, 2021 at 8:49 pm
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    Fuck yess time to see some legitimate shit!

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  • March 10, 2021 at 8:52 pm
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    I love gore but there is just something fucked to me about fucking up your privates. IT FUCKING HURTS I feel it when I see it! I don’t enjoy that at all..

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    • March 22, 2021 at 3:59 am
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      Perhaps it’s time you got some ‘ talking therapies’ you’re obviously fucked up !

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  • March 11, 2021 at 3:32 am
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    Very Disturbing & Graphic!!! WOW. Some of these scene definitely will stick to your mind for a bit.

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    • March 13, 2021 at 3:49 pm
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      I’m speechless. Tbh, the music is more unbearable than everything else. I would say, the embalming process is the most brutal, I could only imagine the extreme pain if she were still alive when the guy was making her scary-looking, pain-stricken corpse presentable for the funeral. A 5/5 rating for all the genuine footage. Looking forward to watching the sequels. Thank you for this site.

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    • August 15, 2021 at 7:21 pm
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      The only one that really got me was the last one. Seeing the daughter and infant looking on in horror as their father is devoured by lions…especially the distress and horror in the infant’s eyes.

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      • August 19, 2021 at 8:58 pm
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        That last scene is taken from an old Italian mondo movie called “Savage man, Savage beast” (Ultime grida dalla savanna) and lots of sites online point out thats likely faked (so many other scenes from Italian mondo-cinema)

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  • March 11, 2021 at 4:14 am
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    This is great to see this movie on here. Been waiting for this, I hope you are able to upload more of the Traces Of Death Franchise on here.

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    • March 11, 2021 at 2:49 pm
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      Yeah along with completing faces and the original mondo

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  • March 11, 2021 at 5:41 am
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    Thanks for the upload! I’ve always been curious about Traces of Death after seeing Faces. I know that this movie/series had a lower budget and that explains why the music and voice-over are so low quality, but I wish there was more explanation in some parts. Like, what am I looking at here? For example, the bit with the pigs being tortured with fire- was that part of an experiment to study 3rd and 4th degree burns? Maybe someone who knows a lot of lore on this can help me out. It’s still fascinating to me to see real footage of these events in an era prior to Ogrish or Liveleaks.

    Despite the overblown narration that falls down on actually providing context, there are still neat touches to this one, like the montage of eyes! One really needs to treasure these weirdly beautiful moments, because in the very next moment you get brain dissection to Sega Genesis music… In fact, a lot of this movie is not so much about death as it is going through med or mortuary school. There’s more surgery here than I anticipated. On that note: Damn, they gave that trans girl the works. Top and Bottom surgery in one go? Shiiiiiiiiiiid.

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    • March 11, 2021 at 2:51 pm
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      It’s taken from True Gore. Have the Jap version, so not sure what they’re narrating. But it’s claimed to be military.

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    • March 22, 2021 at 4:02 am
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      If you enjoy watching animais get tortured with a flame thrower then it’s time to.look in the mirror at yourself and s some serious self questioning..and yes BEFORE you even say it..I’ve been vegetarian since 1978 😉

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    • June 26, 2021 at 9:31 am
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      your fucking watching sick humans abuse animals because humans are disgusting. its not for some dumb asss science projecct. its because humans are devils.

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  • March 11, 2021 at 5:57 pm
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    why the hell are they burned the pigs alive?

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    • March 13, 2021 at 2:15 am
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      Rosselhoznadzor specialists for the Voronezh and Volgograd region believe that burning pigs alive is a preventive measure to stop the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), a common practice in Russia.

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      • March 15, 2021 at 1:20 am
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        Sick movie, will we be getting the sequels on here? Proper hard to grab a hold of.

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        • March 24, 2021 at 1:51 am
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          There was a 1-5 DVD set that got released but I’m not sure if anyone ripped it yet. It would be 10x better quality than this VHS rip.

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  • March 12, 2021 at 1:02 am
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    I want to thank you guys for uploading this one at my request. I feel so…. special!

    Yes, it most certainly lacks in the budget department but not in the area of authenticity. When Faces of Death came out in the late 70s, there was a push on to grab a hold of this market, and it was easy enough to do. Just provide REAL content. And thus the Traces of Death and the Faces of Gore series were born. I’m sure there are a few others in there that I’m unaware of. MDPOPE also took the liberty of borrowing/using a number of clips from these movies and added the really twisted sexual aspects like 2 Girls and One Cup… The race was on to out do one another until someone in the 90s said enough is enough and came down on the websites like Rotten.com and Ogrish.

    These same people are back now censoring internet content much more vigorously. Call them what you will, but these people are the real Nazi’s of today. “If I don’t like what you have to say, or show us, no one is going to see it – for the benefit of society.” And we all know how this turns out, don’t we?

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  • March 14, 2021 at 1:05 pm
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    ive seen banned frlm tv, shocking asia, faces of death, mondo but ive never heard of seen this (series).

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  • March 18, 2021 at 8:20 am
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    I can’t watch this.

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  • March 19, 2021 at 8:04 am
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    first time i’ve almost had to turn off the movie. thank you!!!!

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  • March 23, 2021 at 5:41 pm
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    How fucked did I become to see these footages and not give a single fuck about any of them, guess feeling nothing makes u numb to everything.

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    • June 26, 2021 at 9:33 am
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      no ur just fucked up and desencitized. u need to go outside more. get off the internet.

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      • September 5, 2021 at 11:32 pm
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        Fr I don’t mind watching these movies but you gotta do more in life than watch death! Lol

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  • April 2, 2021 at 3:34 am
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    This is great! But there’s too much boring autopsy stuff that takes up a lot of time.

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  • May 8, 2021 at 12:58 am
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    Finally! Ever since I completed the original Faces of Death series, I’ve been hunting for these, solely because of their authenticity. This has scenes that made me, a hardened gorehound, flinch. And this is coming from someone who has seen A Serbian Film. This shit is HARDCORE. And I don’t regret seeing it for a second (barring the scenes of animal torture). That said…if you can’t handle VERY graphic, and VERY real violence…turn back now. You are not ready for this.

    Also, the soundtrack fucking slaps.

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  • June 11, 2021 at 3:12 pm
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    the voiceover was just straight up disrespect to the dead

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  • August 17, 2021 at 4:56 am
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    Most of this was just medical footage. I guess gore was harder to acquire back then but compared to what we have today, I give this a solid 6/10

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  • September 1, 2021 at 10:19 pm
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    the voiceover was fucked up. what the fuck were they thinking speaking like this behind victims? apart from this, most videos are medical and informative rather than shocking. when you see cartels beheading videos this just doesnt do it lmao

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  • September 6, 2021 at 6:13 pm
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    I actually like the music. It somehow makes the footage more creepy and disturbing.

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