Let’s take a break from our regular programming and reflect back to the gore of the past. The 1978 movie Faces of Death is one of the original gore compilations that became widely available to public. The producers of the movie marketed it with a slogan that the movie was banned in over 46 countries. This was meant to make it clear that it’s truly horrific. And for the time it was. However, many of the scenes were staged and obviously fake, oftentimes involving truly horrible acting. This was admitted by the producers but given when the movie was originally released, the scenes were graphic enough to shiver the spines of then viewers.
Much of the movie contains footage from animal slaughterhouses or other scenes involving animal abuse and killings. Those are usually authentic and pretty disturbing. Overall, The Original Faces of Death movie is a brief encyclopedia of various ways to die and elaborates roughly on each of them. There were several sequels to the Original Faces of Death made, but this presentation is what started it all. And even though it doesn’t stand up to anything widely available throughout the internet today, the Original Faces of Death will remain a household name in the world of gore for its pioneering contribution and exposure of man’s fascination with death. Watch the Original faces of Death – full length, uncut video below. It’s a 2 and a half hour long video which contains the Original Faces of Death (1 hour 45 minutes) and some extra footage with director Conan Le Cilaire (real name John Alan Schwartz) being interviewed by Louise Jane (funny computerized voices):