Synopsis: Taking inspiration from The Human Centipede films, the warden of a notorious and troubled prison looks to create a 500-person human centipede as a solution to his problems.
Release Date: May 29, 2015 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your local independent movie theater, director Tom Six has done it again, and this time, it’s the most repulsive one yet. Ladies and gentlemen, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) is here.
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) brings back Dieter Laser from the first Human Centipede as Bill Boss, the psychotic warden of George H.W. Bush State Prison. His prison has the highest frequency of riots, fights, and killings in the entire state, so it’s no surprise when, in the middle of a re-election bid, Governor Hughes (Eric Roberts from, well, everything) tells Bill that he is going to shut the prison down if it isn’t brought under control. Bill’s bookkeeper and right-hand man, Dwight Butler (Laurence R. Harvey from the second Human Centipede movie), has an idea; he shows Bill both of the Human Centipede movies and convinces him to attempt the experiment with the prisoners. So that’s what Bill does; he sews each prisoner’s mouth to the anus of another, creating a 500-person Human Centipede right in the prison’s exercise yard.
The easiest way to think about the movies in the Human Centipede series is to think of the concept behind the movies. The Human Centipede (First Sequence), at the front of the chain, isn’t bad – actually, it’s really good in a lot of ways. The second movie, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), takes what passed through the first one and, well, re-digests it, making the content less palatable and more disturbing. Well, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) chomps down on what’s left after the second movie is done, and the results are even more repulsive.
What’s really funny about the whole Human Centipede series of movies is that they exist within each other. Just like watching the first movie inspired the villain in the second, the antagonists of the third are influenced by watching the other two. Bill Boss even brings in writer/director Tom Six (playing himself, of course) as a “consultant” for his prison project. The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) basically out-metas The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence). Having the same two actors from the first two movies just makes the joke that much funnier – it’s like Six is just daring himself to be more self-referential.
In conclusion, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) is a completely tasteless movie, but so were the first two. Did you really expect anything different? Anyone who is familiar with the franchise pretty much knows what to expect.
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) will only be scary to those who are frightened by thoughts of ingesting bodily waste. For everyone else, the movie will just be disgusting. Dieter Laser’s portrayal of Dr. Heiter in The Human Centipede (First Sequence) was absolutely chilling, but his performance in this movie as Bill Boss is just irritating; it’s all screaming and shouting with no subtlety, and subtlety is something that all of the greatest evil minds should possess. There are plenty of graphic scenes, but even the ones that don’t involve human excrement are there more for shock value than for actual horror. For example, in one scene, a furious Bill castrates an inmate. Okay, this act alone might be considered horrifying. But Bill takes it a step further and asks the prison kitchen to cook the testicles up for him to have for lunch. That’s basically The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) in a nutshell; there’s the potential for some real scares, but it crosses over the line and becomes repulsive before any real fear can be felt.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Tom Six
- Producer(s): Ilona SixTom Six
- Screenwriter(s): Tom Six
- Cast: Dieter LaserLaurence R. HarveyEric Roberts Bree OlsonTom Six
- Cinematographer: David Meadows
- Production Designer(s):
- Costume Designer: Ca-Trece Mas’Sey
- Casting Director(s):
- Music Score: Misha Segal
- Music Performed By:
- Country Of Origin: USA