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"Traces of Death" is a 1993 direct-to-video shockumentary that consists of various scenes of stock footage depicting death and real scenes of violence. Unlike "Faces of Death", "Traces" consists mostly of actual footage depicting death and injury. Traces consists entirely of unlicensed 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." Since its release, "Traces of Death" has been followed by four sequels.
Among the footage seen on "Traces of Death" is the R. Budd Dwyer press conference suicide, footage of actor Vic Morrow's death which occurred during the filming of "", the Sarajevo market place bombing that killed almost 100 people, 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 surreal and bizarre 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".