Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence (2015)

No one is taking The Human Centipede movies seriously anymore, are they?  While the first one was somewhat of a pop culture phenomenon, and certainly made its mark on the horror genre, surely everyone gets that Tom Six is making these purely for shock value now.

As we all probably heard, Human Centipede 3 takes place in a Texas prison.  Dieter Laser plays Bill Boss, the sadistic warden.  He attempts a Texan accent for about 5 seconds and then lapses back into his voice from the original movie.  They cover this up later by saying he's German-American. His accountant is Laurence Harvey from HC2, now playing Dwight Butler. Adult film star Bree Olson rounds out the trio as the much-abused secretary, Daisy.

Despite Boss's efforts to strike fear in the prisoners, and be incredibly racist in the process, the prison is incredibly inefficient and hemorrhaging money. After trying other methods such as bone-breaking, boiling waterboarding, and castration, they decide that the best solution to make the prisoners behave is to make them into a giant human centipede.

There's really no end to the disgusting things in this movie -- a rape in the kidneys, the eating of dried clitorises, raping a woman in a coma, eating of shit (outside of the centipede!), and of course, the sight of the prison centipede itself--500 people sweating and shitting in the hot Texas sun.

Human Centipede fans should be thrilled to see the return of Laser and Harvey, and there are also several other recognizable names, such as Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy Lister, and Tom Six himself.  I'll admit that Bill Boss's screaming got a little old about 45 minutes into the movie...and after that, you get an hour more of it.  This movie definitely could have been trimmed significantly. Several of the scenes relied too heavily on Laser, and, of course, his incessant yelling.  But Tom Six is basically just fucking with us, right?  If you go into it with that attitude, you might get a kick out of this, alongside getting totally grossed out, and getting your curiosity fulfilled.