Traces of Death

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Traces of Death
Traces of Death FilmPoster.jpeg
VHS cover.
Produced by Brain Damage
Written by Damon Fox
Narrated by Damon Fox
Music by T.O.D.
Edited by Studio D
Dennis Deroche
Production
company
Dead Alive Productions
Foxx Entertainment Enterprises
Distributed by Brain Damage Films
Release date
April 20, 1993
Running time
78 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Traces of Death is a 1993 direct-to-video, Z movie shockumentary that consists of various scenes of stock footage depicting death and real scenes of violence.

Unlike the earlier Faces of Death which included fake deaths and reenactments, Traces consists mostly of actual footage depicting death and injury, and consists also of unlicensed and public domain footage from other films. It is banned in the United Kingdom by the BBFC for not having any "journalistic, educational, or other justifying context for the images shown." It was written and narrated by Damon Fox. Since its release, Traces of Death has been followed by four sequels. The first sequel, Traces of Death II, was released the following year in 1994. This was followed by Traces of Death III in 1995, Traces of Death IV: Resurrected in 1996 and Traces of Death V: Back in Action in 2000.

Film content[edit]

Among the footage seen on Traces of Death is:

Other footage includes: montages of dead children and babies, a bicyclist flattened by an overturned bus, and a man, Pit Dernitz, being eaten by lions in front of his family, a scene which originally appeared in the 1975 Mondo film Ultime grida dalla savana.

Beginning with Traces of Death II, the films feature the use of death metal and grindcore music to accompany the footage, occasionally giving it a satanic and evil feel. The original feature mostly used spooky keyboard music.

The Traces of Death series is distributed by Darrin Ramage of Brain Damage Films. Brain Damage Films specializes mostly in distributing low-budget independent horror films like Vulture's Eye, Strange Things Happen at Sundown, and Terror Toons.

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