barbie ferreira ,Excitement) And dacre montgomery ,stranger things) is set to star in the 1978 reimagining faces of deathNews that surely sends chills down the spine of more than a few movie fans.
It’s all thanks to the reputation of the original faces of death, as infamous a movie as you would have found on the shelves of your average video store in the 80’s and 90’s. The film features footage of animal and human deaths, some real and some fabricated, but all presented as the genuine article and cumulatively intended to upset even the most hardened stomachs of viewers.
faces of death Using the pseudonym Conan Le Silaire, filmmaker John A. was directed by Schwartz. Schwartz, a graduate of CalArts (where he reportedly roomed with David Hasselhoff), joined the project while working for a small production house.
Taylor Hill/Getty; Lisa Marie Williams / Getty Barbie Ferreira and Dacre Montgomery will star in the reimagining of the infamous 1978 horror film ‘Face of Death’.
“One day, several Japanese officials came to us and asked if we could make a documentary about the death,” Schwartz recalled in a 2013 essay cine-more, “They wanted us to capture the horrors of extinction, and the more terrifying, the better. After the meeting, the owner’s son came up with the title, and I came up with the concept: the story of a pathologist who, over time, dies. The film will only chronicle their experiences.”
Aquarius release Poster of ‘Face of Death’
Schwartz introduced an actor named Michael Carr as the alleged pathologist, who introduced the audience to the film’s often jaw-droppingly grotesque scenes, combining documentary footage found from film libraries with material staged by the director himself. For a scene in which diners kill a monkey and eat its brain, Schwartz shot a live monkey and then used cauliflower to represent the animal’s gray matter. “To this day, it’s the one segment that people swear is real,” Schwartz said. cine-more Article.
The finished film, in many ways, predates the era of found footage horror films of the 1990s. blair witch project,
“Part of the challenge creatively was how to make it look like real life, to really fool people,” Schwartz told Deadspin in 2012, “We were ahead of ourselves on that ground.”
The film was banned in some countries, including the UK, where it was placed on a list of “video nasties”. This type of censorship helped promote the film in the many regions where the film could be seen. While the cost of the film was only $450,000, faces of death Schwartz made serious money, with his final gross claimed to be over $60 million.
Schwartz directed a sequel to the film before he passed away in 2019, but this original faces of death It stands as his enduring, if barely bearable, legacy, a poignant reminder of our own inevitable rendezvous with the Grim Reaper.
As the director wrote in his article cine-more“That’s what happened after all faces of death Everything was – to shine a light on the one thing we all have to face.”
The New Faces of Death will be written by Issa Mazzei and directed by Daniel Goldhaber, who is part of the creative team behind horror movie of 2018 cam, hollywood reporter The news was given first.
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