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FACES OF DEATH Mock-Up Trailer Online!!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. We’ve written about this project before here at AICN, and I find it to be one of the more ambitious remakes. You literally can’t remake the FACES OF DEATH films, so what you’ve got is a title and a tone. People know what that title means... transgression. Something you shouldn’t look at. Never mind whether the films really were as upsetting as they were supposed to be. They had a reputation. The best thing that can happen to a movie is for someone to ban it for content. Just today, I learned that PRO-LIFE is banned from Wal-Mart for content. I’ve never been prouder. Someone must have been poking around producer Don Murphy’s site because they came up with a presentation reel, a sort of sample trailer, that is meant to suggest what you can expect from this new film. I want to see director J.T. Petty’s newest film S&MAN. I think he’s a promising, provocative director, and this film, despite my resistance to most remakes, is something that will be on my radar. Here’s the trailer I found!

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  • Feb. 9, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    I cannot beleive

    by Kristian66

    that there was actual footage of faces of death. You could have warned. I watched that film about 100 time when I was younger, but could do without seeing that sort of depressing crap again.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    A new Dr Francis B Gross?

    by Charlie & Tex

    You will never replace good ol' Michael Carr - as they found out when they stuck director Schwartz's brother in there as Dr Louis Flellis - so hopefully this will not piss on the memory of the man with the heavy beard and arms that put an Orang-utan to shame. Seeing him riding a motorcycle on FOD 3 was an hallucinatory experience, as though he had just breezed in from an edition of Danger Freaks. A favorite line of ours in when Carr ponders the fate of a skydiver who's chute failed to open: "I wonder what went though his mind..." - it was pretty obvious that it was his arse whe he hit the ground, anyway. We wrote the suppliment "Egg On the Faces of Death" which came with the UK DVD of FOD3, and it's nice to be a part of the series in some small way. "Viva the revolution!" Hot Fuzz will kick sweaty arse - take it from two of Tim Dalton's henchmen!

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Fuck Off!

    by darquelyte

    How did this happen?

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST


    by MJAYACE

    I also like how the preview has the "Approved for All Audiences" at the front. WTF??? Back in the day they used to have "Approved for Adults" only previews in bright red to warn when you were about to be blasted by a Hard R type movie. This movie will flop--all of these things are available on the internet now in droves. I remember seeing the Dad get eaten by lions in Africa (in front of his family) when I was in high school. Do we really need this when current events make life stressfull enough as it is?

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Finally made it to the big screen

    by screamster101

    You have got to be kidding me... My friends and I used to watch this shit back in the 80's on VHS. Can't believe it is making it main stream.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 7:03 a.m. CST

    We had these when I worked at a video store.

    by Anna Valerious

    And I'm really glad they've banned these where I now work, which is Wal-Mart. I've found the whole idea disgusting, though "Muppets Faces of Death" was hilarious.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Can product like this succeed in today's market?


    I wonder these days, with the mainstream consumer marketplace being as homogenized as it is... Well, I wonder whether something like this can exist or be successful. I mean based on the name alone and all the urban legends, the flick will turn a profit. Just on name brand recognition. I have to say, being 28, I discovered the original film in dirty seedy video stores. That was a great day. I rented, "The Wizard of Gore" and "Faces of Death". Considering they closed everything but, Blockbuster here in NY. Kids can't get all those great old exploitation flicks. Hell, even Best Buy has been getting stingy with the more B titles they carry. I dunno. You get what I'm saying though right?

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    What's the story?

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Anyone have an idea what this 'remake' is about? I'm assuming they're not going to simply cobble together a similar mish-mash of fake and real stuff like they did with the original. Anyone know?

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST

    "Approved For All Audiences"?

    by DerLanghaarige


  • Feb. 9, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST

    FAKED DEATH is more like it.

    by Rogue_Leader

    Though some of the footage is genuine like the stock footage taken from the Vietnam war and WW2, most of this stuff is concocted and contrived drama.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Franklin Marmoset

    by vikingkitty

    If I recall past articles about this movie correctly, this version features the "doctor" as the killer. He's become so obsessed with death, he decides he needs to participate in the act to get a better understanding. So I guess we can expect him to be a watered down Hannibal Lecter.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Faces of Anna Nicole

    by Fecal Debris

    Someone's gotta get this autopsy video. How hot will that be? I know how she's gonna be laid out in her casket. Nude supine akimbo.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Faces of Death is only cool

    by Doctor_Sin

    When you're 11.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Thanks, vikingkitty

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    At least they're not using the pseudo documentary angle again - that seems a bit pointless with some of the nasty shit you can see on the internet these days.<p>Also, anything with murderous doctors is automatically funny for some reason. Dr Butcher MD (Medical Deviate), Dr Giggles, and possibly even The Dentist are all good examples.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    S&ANDMAN worst title since

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Se7en. Really, really lame title. If the movie is that good, lose the ridiculous gimmick.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    oops S&MAN

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Can't even type it right it is so idiotic. I need a cup of coffee!

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    When I was in Iraq

    by Cymbol

    the first beheading took place, (back in 2004) which was then put on the internet for all to see. A lot of my military friends wanted to see it and found a site through Al-Jazeera to watch it. A buddy looked at me and asked if I was coming. "Nope, I have a good imagination" I told him. When he came back in the room he looked a little sick. He looked up at me and said, "I wish I hadn't watched that". These Faces of Death things aren't educational, and unless it's something you want burned into your memory, I wouldn't bother. If you have a choice not witness real death and violent endings of life, then I highly recommend it. I'm sure your imagination will do just fine. Peace all.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    You sure Pro-Life wasn't banned for the poor editing?

    by tonagan

    Or the gaping plot holes? I did find it interesting and entertaining, regardless.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Faces of Shit

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...leave it alone, ya frikkin' Alexanders.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    by godoffireinhell

    Who the fuck needs this movie?

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Probably won't make it...

    by FilmFanatik

    You can go online and find all this crazy shit. I wouldn't pay money outside of my internet bill too look at it.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Will it have the awesome song?

    by Some Dude

    "The dead are smiling with their rigor mortis and their eyes have a cold, cold stare...Faces of death all around me!" Does anyone else have the certificate of survival signed by the Angel of Death that was handed out at theatrical showings of part 4? I put it up next to my diploma.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Cymbol is right

    by rivercb

    I still have a lot of those damned nauseating images in my head from seeing some of these as a kid. Not paying any more money to watch this shit again. It's not entertaining, not even interesting, unless testing your gag reflex.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    This will be successful...

    by jollysleeve

    ...because people are idiots.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by Gilkuliehe

    Even being a young impressionable kid I thought a lot of footage looked fake. The morgue stuff is real though. Still, as someone said here nothing is as shocking as fucking That's were I'd go if I needed something like this. Which I don't. At least today.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I sure do, Some Dude!

    by Manatee

    I still have my Certificate of Survival, though it's stashed away in a folder. Whenever I clean out my files, I see it and smile.<p>So if I'm understanding this correctly, it will probably be torture porn, where the doctor kills people in gruesome ways. Is that about right? If so, no thanks.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by tracheattack

    Honestly Moriarty, you should have mentioned that they use real footage. This whole stupid project has gotten so big because no one's saying what the hell it is, so I assumed it was narrative. And because it had a) a Green Leader and b) a mainstream release date, I assumed it was something I could watch. I avoid this kind of footage like the plague. I should not expect to see it here without explicit warning.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    The Wolfman talkback


    got bumped for this shit?

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by BannedOnTheRun

    That's some killer shit.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    I've Been To Iraq Twice....

    by dancinggopher01

    and seeing this shit with your own two eyes is bad enough. Why someone would pay to be disturbed is beyond me.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    What's wrong with being depraved?

    by The Dum Guy

    Honestly, what's so wrong with wanting to see other people die? As long as you don't actually do the killing, it's not really wrong.

  • Feb. 9, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Re: Dum Guy - is it really wrong?

    by Cymbol

    "As long as you don't actually do the killing, it's not really wrong." In general, that's true. But is this really a seed we want to water? Do we want to give these people our money and begin using real human suffering as entertainment? Once this makes money, more of this "entertainment" will come out. I know, we humans have a need to experience fear and suspense seen through violence. From the days of the gladiator to today when we watch films about the days of the gladiator. We haven't moved that far ahead. Yet, I believe any small move forward is better than none. Watching other real-live human beings actually lose their lives as a form of entertaining ourselves, that can't be seen as anything less than a step back. Is it wrong? I'll meet you halfway and say, no - but it ain't progress either.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 12:46 a.m. CST

    I Saw These...

    by Darth Melkor

    When I was younger I saw several of these films. I'm not sure if they're real, what's real, what's fake. Some of it looks incredibly real, like the beheading in the trailer.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    Re:: Cymbol

    by The Dum Guy

    I'm not actually saying it is in any way progress (let alone to be "right"), but to deny the seemingly inert propensity to violence that man has, is to deny 'mans' true nature... all's I'm saying is that it seems everyone is a rubberneck when it comes to the gruesome finality of other human beings, and to say one is "wrong" in indulging such an outcome is only attempting to appear to be more "righteous" than the other. I'm not saying it's good, but you can't exactly say it's bad, and it won't be worse than Cannibal Holocaust.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Hey Mori, Congratulations!!

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    On Pro-Life getting banned from Wal-Mart!! I couldn't be prouder of you! You're too good for those assholes. Being in the company of Jon Stewart's America: The Book and George Carlin's When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops is no mean feat...again, congrats, man.

  • Feb. 10, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    The Dum Guy

    by DocPazuzu

    Nice to see a talkbacker with an exceedingly appropriate username for once.