10 Horror Movies That Are Basically Just Torture Porn

9. Faces Of Death (1978)

Hosted by €œDr Francis B Gross€, Faces Of Death purports to be a documentary about people who met their maker in particularly grisly ways, but while the film does feature some graphic file footage of fatal accidents, about 40% of the movie was staged. In later years, director John Schwartz fessed up and admitted adding specially shot inserts to spice up the stock footage while pointing out that one of the film€™s most famous sequences €“ the death in the electric chair €“ was in fact shot in a friend€™s loft apartment. In truth, the staged footage isn€™t particularly difficult for a modern viewer to spot, given the quality of the €œacting€ and make-up effects. In those pre-YouTube days, though, viewers couldn€™t get enough, and the movie grossed more than $30 million on a production budget of $450,000, which lead to numerous €œsequels€. The film€™s popularity must€™ve come as a relief to Schwartz €“ his day job included writing TV scripts for Knight Rider and The Fall Guy.
 
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