Traces of Death 2
Reviewed by Jason Catanese
Rating: 4 Beans
atching people die has never been so much fun. At least 9000 people were killed in this one, far exceeding part one, with a meager 4000. This one's a lot more graphic than the first, too.
For those of you pussies who watched "Faces of Death" to see the monkey get it's brains beaten in, guess what?...IT'S FAKE. All the Faces of Deaths are fake. Traces of Death, now this is the real deal, baby. There's too much to mention, but here's some choice scenes.
The best: A guy gets tied to a tree by his arm while his legs are tied to a Jeep. The jeep rips his arm off and drags him while he is shot repeatedly. Hilarious! Oh, and while vactioning in India, DON'T, I repeat, DON'T rape the women. I found out what they do. Take a guess. It involves a rather large saber, too. The car and airplane crashes were great, too, especially when that dragster went off-course and took out half the audience. I thought the horse trampling the man was pretty funny, too, as were the numerous human sacrifices.
As if that weren't enough to turn a good amount of the population off, I didn't even get to the soundtrack. Whoa boy! This features the nation's top death metal and grindcore bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Pestilence, and Carcass growling such radio hits as "Vomited Anal Tract", "Skull Full of Maggots", and my favorite, "Crepitating Bowel Erosion."
Also included in this wacky "documentary" are scenes of torture, bomb squad foul-ups, guys carrying human heads, a pseudo ring toss with a woman's leg, people getting shot, lots of people on fire, dead guys, suicides, castration(what film would be complete without?), some fool who made a boo-boo by walking a tightrope without a net, and a nice male/female sex change operation for the kids.
I personally feel that the narration brings the film down, however. The guy tries too hard to be scary, when in fact, this is a comedy. It would have benefitted much more if say, Bob Saget were to do the voiceovers, like in America's Funniest Home Videos. Wouldn't you guys and girls rather hear a bouncy-ball sound when a guy takes a tumble off a 110-story building(wheeeeeeeee.....boing! Boing! Boing! Splat!)?
For those of you who are fans of this kind of stuff(As I obviously am), this is a bona-fide classic. For the rest of you, this probably isn't your cup of tea, and that's a lot of people. It can clear the room at parties, however. I'll give it a low score because it's not for everyone. Anyone?
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