Traces of Death 1 (1993)

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Avg Rating: 4.1 / 5. Voted: 92

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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, Medical

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.

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Petetrepete
Petetrepete
March 10, 2021 1:06 pm

Thank you =D
Never heard about this documentary,
Not the best but the subjects are inreresting(off for that time period)

annualallstar
annualallstar
March 10, 2021 8:49 pm

Fuck yess time to see some legitimate shit!

annualallstar
annualallstar
March 10, 2021 8:52 pm

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..

Chris Ramirez
Chris Ramirez
March 11, 2021 3:32 am

Very Disturbing & Graphic!!! WOW. Some of these scene definitely will stick to your mind for a bit.

Nobody
Nobody
March 11, 2021 4:14 am

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.

Possum
Possum
March 11, 2021 5:41 am

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.

phantom
phantom
March 11, 2021 5:57 pm

why the hell are they burned the pigs alive?

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
March 12, 2021 1:02 am

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?

mikehawkforyourear
mikehawkforyourear
March 14, 2021 1:05 pm

ive seen banned frlm tv, shocking asia, faces of death, mondo but ive never heard of seen this (series).

NormieUntilNow
NormieUntilNow
March 18, 2021 8:20 am

I can’t watch this.

triangle
triangle
March 19, 2021 8:04 am

first time i’ve almost had to turn off the movie. thank you!!!!

MalnorishedLeanAddct
MalnorishedLeanAddct
March 23, 2021 5:41 pm

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.

jojo
jojo
April 2, 2021 3:34 am

This is great! But there’s too much boring autopsy stuff that takes up a lot of time.

ShadowHawk23
ShadowHawk23
May 8, 2021 12:58 am

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.

XDDDDDDDD
XDDDDDDDD
June 11, 2021 3:12 pm

the voiceover was just straight up disrespect to the dead

ConkleMcdonkleson
ConkleMcdonkleson
August 17, 2021 4:56 am

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

lol
lol
September 1, 2021 10:19 pm

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

Chad
Chad
September 6, 2021 6:13 pm

I actually like the music. It somehow makes the footage more creepy and disturbing.

DizzTuc
DizzTuc
April 2, 2022 10:01 pm

Okay I haven’t watched the full thing yet, but with everything saying they’re outdoing Faces by keeping only real onlooks, I’m sorry but that simply isn’t true. The lion scene is beyond obviously fake.
If you’ve ever actually seen a lion attack vs when lions are playing. you can tell. they don’t jump around like this and they get absolutely covered in blood. Along with the fact that the meat they’re shown eating toward the end isn’t even bloodied?
they aren’t vampires. They cant like, drain the shit. sorry to burst anyone’s bubble but these are clearly acting lions(who i have seen in person and can be very convincing but are ultimately sweethearts) who were given some grocery store steaks.

Andrue
Andrue
May 15, 2022 8:39 pm

YESSSSSSSSSSSS GIVE ME THE REAL SHIT, BABY!!!!

Shmarn
Shmarn
May 19, 2022 3:51 pm

Sick ass music

Bread
Bread
June 16, 2022 5:21 am

This narrator is laughable. It makes the gore less shocking but damn if he isn’t funny.

Justafuckingkid
Justafuckingkid
June 16, 2022 6:13 am

I’m 16 and completely desensitized. I don’t know how to get out. Does anyone have advice?

kaique
kaique
June 27, 2022 7:26 pm

Oh, this was more tolerable than I expected. The only part that really got me were the piggies screaming in pain

wideopenwounds
wideopenwounds
July 9, 2022 5:49 pm

this fucking narrator is funny for no reason he gets it

Uryu
Uryu
September 20, 2022 10:18 pm

Ahhhh, what a time to be alive. ‘Traces of Death’ and a full tummy.