Traces of Death 1 (1993)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 134

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Directed by: Damon Fox
Starring:
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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DGAF
DGAF
October 7, 2023 10:48 pm

The fucking narrator though….不不不不不

Maggot
Maggot
August 31, 2023 7:40 pm

Way too much medical footage. I was soooo bored by the 3rd autopsy. Also, why did they put Bud Dwyer’s suicide on a loop?

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Maggot
December 3, 2023 9:19 am

Yea they did that shit on purpose besides the pig burning it was the worst to see

Creepy Hollow
Creepy Hollow
July 24, 2023 1:10 am

Some of these clips aren’t even of or about death at all. Also, where was the narrator through most of it? At least FOD looked and sounded like actual films.

Eggplanter
Eggplanter
June 10, 2023 9:47 pm

What is the purpose of burning the pig alive ?
I’m not vegan, but what the fuck was that ?@

Brandon Faulkyu
Brandon Faulkyu
May 7, 2023 1:34 am

I mean it’s not a PHYSICAL transformation it’s an imitation at best. No man can become a woman and vice versa because of biology and nature. Other than that, cool doc.

Scumfuck666
Scumfuck666
January 26, 2023 8:15 am

Some very striking imagery for sure, but the music really does ruin some of the scenes. The brain surgery and the gender reassignment songs felt like I was fighting a boss in some 90s video game or someshit. Also evil knievel getting hit in the balls made me lmao, that was random af. Other than that the film achieves what it wanted to, and it is a very authentic experience so its worth the watch imo.

Scumfuck666
Scumfuck666
Reply to  Scumfuck666
January 26, 2023 8:19 am

Also the voice over dude kept making me laugh with those one liners, Im too stoned rn.

Uryu
Uryu
September 20, 2022 10:18 pm

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

wideopenwounds
wideopenwounds
July 9, 2022 5:49 pm

this fucking narrator is funny for no reason he gets it

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

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?

Doll Face Drufeisu
Doll Face Drufeisu
Reply to  Justafuckingkid
June 16, 2022 7:02 am

You have your whole life ahead of you, I’m a decade older than you and I’m hypersensitive. My medication often makes me feel numb, otherwise, I would have taken my own life by now. Have you got friends and family to confide in? I hope so. Some of the users are unpleasant on this site, but there’s a handful who comment with an iota of dignity and impart sagacity.

muffles
muffles
Reply to  Justafuckingkid
June 16, 2022 8:52 am

This is definitely not the place to ask for help with real life problems. I would advise you start talking to someone you view as an adult. At 16 you would be best served by first approaching a teacher at school. I would choose a teacher middle-aged and over and one that may appear to be strict. The lovey-dover type teacher will fail you. The austere not easily approached teacher will most likely be more reliable. You will be able to easily tell if they are good by the fact they will involve others almost immediately.
If you are in the UK and it is serious then go to the police. Don`t phone them, go directly to the nearest police station and work from there.

Tommy Marvolosh
Tommy Marvolosh
Reply to  Justafuckingkid
November 5, 2022 1:35 pm

I’m forced into this environment and have to accept this dealt card in life where I have to be desensitized for my job. But you’re young with alternatives, a future, and the potential to avoid living horribly with a wasted mental capacity. I respect that you want to be less desensitized since most people just give up and tell themselves they’re tougher for seeing this content, when really, they’ve just become senseless and morally depraved. My advice to feeling less desensitized is to actively avoid and stop yourself from watching real depictions of both sex & gore like this (Both distance you from others and reality and watching either can harm you in some way). As some decent commentators have already pointed out, consistent viewers of real content this graphic, are detached from society, tend to have perverted traits, addictions/obsessions, distorted psyches, edgelord personas, and other undesirable qualities like mental illnesses. Most people on sites that offer real violence and sexual content tend to be the worst you can find since the content is inherently morally depraved media and so it feels like a safe space that allows those horrible people to openly share their outputs. Based on your age I assume you’re here from an underlying morbid curiosity, and your comment is revealing that you’re mixed up and not interested in further desensitizing yourself. My advice to treat that is to watch movies with acted material instead of real suffering and death. After a while of separating yourself from… Read more 罈

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.

Shmarn
Shmarn
May 19, 2022 3:51 pm

Sick ass music

wideopenwounds
wideopenwounds
Reply to  Shmarn
July 9, 2022 6:05 pm

so groovy

Andrue
Andrue
May 15, 2022 8:39 pm

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

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.

Cuntstable M.F
Cuntstable M.F
Reply to  DizzTuc
June 16, 2022 5:44 am

“Acting lions” Lmfaooo
They all eventually turn bitch, ofc they’re playing, they’re predators, and love a bit of the old razzle-dazzle colloquialism ‘cat and mouse’ frivolity.

Chad
Chad
September 6, 2021 6:13 pm

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

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

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

Will Graham
Will Graham
Reply to  ConkleMcdonkleson
April 3, 2022 5:06 pm

Agreed! That’s the score I gave it first time I watched too.

XDDDDDDDD
XDDDDDDDD
June 11, 2021 3:12 pm

the voiceover was just straight up disrespect to the dead

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.

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.

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.

janice
janice
Reply to  MalnorishedLeanAddct
June 26, 2021 9:33 am

no ur just fucked up and desencitized. u need to go outside more. get off the internet.

Gay sex the nigger w
Gay sex the nigger w
Reply to  janice
September 5, 2021 11:32 pm

Fr I don’t mind watching these movies but you gotta do more in life than watch death! Lol

4adam606
4adam606
Reply to  MalnorishedLeanAddct
March 13, 2023 7:19 pm

omg ur soooo edgyy lmaoo get off reddit incel

triangle
triangle
March 19, 2021 8:04 am

first time ive almost had to turn off the movie. thank you!!!!

NormieUntilNow
NormieUntilNow
March 18, 2021 8:20 am

I can’t watch this.

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).

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?

phantom
phantom
March 11, 2021 5:57 pm

why the hell are they burned the pigs alive?

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
Reply to  phantom
March 13, 2021 2:15 am

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.

AxCx Gorehound
AxCx Gorehound
Reply to  Matisse Famke
March 15, 2021 1:20 am

Sick movie, will we be getting the sequels on here? Proper hard to grab a hold of.

Rick Jones
Rick Jones
Reply to  AxCx Gorehound
March 24, 2021 1:51 am

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.

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.

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Possum
March 22, 2021 4:02 am

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

janice
janice
Reply to  Possum
June 26, 2021 9:31 am

your fucking watching sick humans abuse animals because humans are disgusting. its not for some dumb asss science projecct. its because humans are devils.

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.

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.

Alice
Alice
Reply to  Chris Ramirez
March 13, 2021 3:49 pm

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.

Harry Bum
Harry Bum
Reply to  Chris Ramirez
August 15, 2021 7:21 pm

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.

Alexander
Alexander
Reply to  Harry Bum
August 19, 2021 8:58 pm

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)

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..

Pete
Pete
Reply to  annualallstar
March 22, 2021 3:59 am

Perhaps it’s time you got some ‘ talking therapies’ you’re obviously fucked up !

annualallstar
annualallstar
March 10, 2021 8:49 pm

Fuck yess time to see some legitimate shit!

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)