I’ve been pretty curious about the upcoming Faces of Death remake ever since it was announced last October. I have vague recollections of the original, its underground notoriety, and how a viewing turned boys into men. Sure, a lot of the movie was fake, but it still scared the crap out of me at the time. It’s been many years since I’ve seen it, but I wonder how it would hold up today, considering that you can now find videos of real death on YouTube within seconds. Can a new Faces of Death movie shock audiences in the same way that the original did?
iFilm has a teaser trailer for the remake, and I’m not sure, but I think it’s just reusing footage from the original (if it’s not, then they’ve definitely recreated the feel of it perfectly). Somehow it seems surreal to me that the trailer ends with the message that it will be “In Theatres Halloween 2007″. How many theatres will be willing to show it? Truthfully, we’re still not any closer to knowing what this remake has in store for us, but the trailer is plenty disturbing, that’s for sure. Given what I’ve read about director J.T. Petty and his previous film S&Man, I think we’re in for a ride.