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You sign up for a movie. You drop out. Then the lawsuit follows...
It happens all the time. The casting of movies is such a perilous art, that actors and actresses sign up for roles, and then they're chopped and changed. Rarely does it end up anywhere near a courtroom.
Yet sometimes it does. Here are nine varied instances where someone leaving a project led to legalities ensuing...
I may as well start with one of the most infamous cases of an actress dropping out of a film to which they'd apparently agreed.
Director Jennifer Lynch originally had Madonna pegged to take the lead in her debut feature, Boxing Helena. The story of a woman who has her limbs removed and is kept in a box (it's as charming as it sounds), the role was then offered to Kim Basinger when Madonna passed. »
When the gang at Scream Factory partnered up with IFC Midnight to co-release some of the latter’s roster on Bluray, horror fans were given great releases of films like Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead, Dark Summer and Ejecta, among other standout genre films. While those titles were all three films that offered genre fans something new or at least something fun, it was only a matter of time before things went sour at least a little bit, and with the newly released three-film set of The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence, we’ve hit that point.
Combining all three films in Tom Six’s trilogy of bad taste, The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence is easily a Bluray set that will please fans of the series, but if you’re either a casual horror fan looking for something entertaining on a Friday night or even »
- Jerry Smith
On October 27th, Scream Factory will inject extreme body horror into the Halloween season with their Blu-ray release of The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email email@example.com with the subject “The Human Centipede Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on November 1st. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
- Derek Anderson
Extreme body horror will haunt viewers this Halloween season, as Scream Factory has teamed up with IFC Midnight to release The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence Blu-ray set on October 27th, and we have trailers from the collection's three films.
Blu-ray set details: "Directed by Tom Six and starring Eric Roberts, Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Laurence R Harvey, and Maddi Black, the scandalous The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence features the unrated director’s cuts of all three films and comes loaded with bonus features, including new featurettes The Ladies of the Human Centipedes and The Making of The Human Centipede 3; new audio commentary with director Tom Six, the new color version of The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), interviews with Tom Six, casting tapes, deleted scenes, an alternate ending, behind the scenes footage and set tours, foley sessions, theatrical trailers, and more! Fans of this brazen trilogy »
- Derek Anderson
HitFix's Ultimate Horror Movie Poll, which highlights the 100 greatest horror films of all time as voted on by over 100 genre filmmakers and experts, not only showcased the enduring power of No. 1 finisher "The Exorcist," it also cemented the status of the '70s and '80s as a Golden Age of horror (films released during those decades took up nearly half of available slots). The '70s and '80s, incidentally, saw the artistic rise and mainstream breakthroughs of both Wes Craven and David Cronenberg, horror icons who placed more films in the Top 100 than any other director (four titles each). Meanwhile, the list revealed one undeniably bleak statistic: only one movie in the Top 100 was directed by a woman. For me, the most gratifying moment of our Ultimate Horror Poll came when compiling the data was finally over, and I could take a step back and fully appreciate, as a reader, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Film Review: The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence (2011)
Synopsis: Tom Six’s internationally controversial follow-up to the original cult smash, The Human Centipede: Full Sequence ups the ante with a brute force unparalleled in motion pictures today. Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy. Review: You know, when ...
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- The Black Saint
While We’re Young: Roth’s Revisits Grindhouse Home Invasion
Genre director Eli Roth presents his first remake, Knock Knock, a rehash of a 1977 grindhouse thriller, Death Game (which starred Colleen Camp and Sondra Locke, both returning as producers), utilizing modern technology for this revamped mixture of home invasion nightmare and portrait of masculine anxiety. Entertaining as a bit of unintentional camp, Roth’s inability to reign in over-the-top antics from his wildly uneven cast members doffs its queasy sexual overtones nearly as soon as they begin to develop. Headliner Keanu Reeves, along with Roth’s own wife Lorenza Izzo, tend to run amok in a screenplay co-written by the director’s clutch of Chilean acolytes Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amodeo. Salty, overly exuberant bits of dialogue only solidify the film’s aptitude for off-putting ludicrousness, but for those inclined towards grungy, misanthropic portraits of cruel psychological games, it’s not a complete loss. »
- Nicholas Bell
Extreme body horror will haunt this Halloween season, as Scream Factory has teamed up with IFC Midnight to release The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence Blu-ray on October 27th. In addition to containing all three Human Centipede films, the collection also includes new bonus features.
Press Release: Upon its release, The Human Centipede became a cultural sensation. On October 27th, 2015, get ready to experience the “complete sequence” of the infamous Human Centipede series with the release of The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. Directed by Tom Six and starring Eric Roberts, Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Laurence R Harvey, and Maddi Black, the scandalous The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence features the unrated director’s cuts of all three films and comes loaded with bonus features, including new featurettes The Ladies of the Human Centipedes and The »
- Derek Anderson
Faith’s world is turned upside down when she finds out her father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, Faith finds a compassionate spirit and much-needed mother figure. Little does she know that Sissy is the head of a centuries-old witches’ coven using the fruit of an ancient cherry tree in a secret ritual that restores life. And soon Sissy has enticed Faith into making a fateful bargain that is about to change everything…
Cherry Tree feels very much like a jumble of ideas, as if someone sat down and thought about what they wanted to see in a horror film or what would make “interesting” visuals and then tried to string them together with the flimsiest of plots. And the visuals are definitely »
- Phil Wheat
Late last month, I posted the trailer for Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala's upcoming horror film "Goodnight Mommy" and called it "the scariest trailer I've seen in a long time." I wasn't kidding! After my post went up, multiple other outlets proceeded to call it the scariest trailer of All time, which I found a tad hyperbolic. Nevertheless! The Austrian scare flick may have just received a competitor for scariest trailer of 2015 from a twisted little Turkish film entitled "Baskin," which is set to premiere in the Midnight Madness section at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The plot? "A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building." Which sounds like the storyline to a cheesy, borderline incoherent Lucio Fulci movie! Except "Baskin" appears to be less "The Beyond" and more "Hellraiser" (only even more perverse »
- Chris Eggertsen
As the world prepares itself for the final installment of Tom Six’s trilogy, The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence, Six has something to make the wait a little easier… the upcoming release of one of his earlier films, What the… Continue Reading →
The post What the F**ck?! Tom Six to Release Earlier Work; See Poster and Photo Gallery appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Scott Hallam
Mad Sin Cinema and LostWitch Releasing are now accepting submissions for Snuff: The Anthology. From Shane Ryan, creator of the Amateur Porn Star Killer Trilogy, Snuff will bring to you the finest faux rape and murder scenes from around the globe. "The best part for the filmmakers," says Ryan, "is that we've worked out a deal so that even films not accepted into the anthology will get released on VHS and/or DVD through LostWitch Releasing (in talks with more VHS/DVD companies as well). It's win-win for everybody."
I sat down and asked Shane Ryan a few brief questions about the project.
Jw: Hey Shane, I thought up a few questions that I would want answered if I were submitting to Snuff: The Anthology. Are you ready?
Jw: To be honest, I'm a little confused by what you are looking for. What »
★★☆☆☆ Tom Six's The Human Centipede 3: (Final Sequence) represents something of a challenge to the star-ratings system. Give it one star or give it five. Heck, give it none! The most notorious film series in recent memory is bulletproof against the accusations and barbs of outraged critics. They can get on their high horses all they want to, calling The Human Centipede films depraved and disgusting will be worn as a badge of honour and causing a media stink is the very best advertising available. If you assumed The Human Centipede 2: (Full Sequence) to be the height of nastiness, you'll have to reset your outrage-o-meter and add extra levels.
- CineVue UK
This sick ‘satire’ on American culture draws to a welcome close
The final, smugly repugnant instalment in Tom Six’s scatological torture-porn trilogy boasts jokes (both verbal and visual) about female circumcision, sexual assault and Crohn’s disease, and features a fantasy sequence of punctured-kidney rape.
Dieter Laser and Laurence R Harvey return (in different roles) as governor and accountant of a Guantánamo-style institution where the first prison centipede is under way. The get-out-of-jail-free card played by Dutch writer/director Tom Six (who cameos as himself in old-hat postmodern style) is that this is a satire of grotesque American culture, but watching it is as appealing as being force-fed warm diarrhoea. “These films risk causing harm,” shouts one inmate. “They should be banned!” No, they should just be ignored.
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- Mark Kermode
Warning: This article contains detail on graphic violence, gore and sexual abuse that some readers may wish to avoid.
The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) is in UK cinemas now, serving up more stomach-churning depravity, questionable morality and serious over-acting.
In outing number three, Centipede veteran Dieter Laser plays a cowboy prison warden under fire thanks to a heatwave that's sending inmates into a riotous fury. With cost cutting and prison efficiency a priority, the warden's accountant Dwight (star of Centipede 2 Laurence R Harvey) suggests sewing the inmates all together as a solution. From there... well, things naturally get grim.
We braved all of Final Sequence's 103 minutes to bring you a timeline of gruesomeness. And Eric Roberts. Naturally, this contains spoilers and is very Nsfw.
3 minutes - Sexual Assault
In this week's show, Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes review Paul Dano and John Cusack as Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy; the return of Seth MacFarlane's foul-mouthed teddy bear in Ted 2; Justin Simien's race satire Dear White People and the final instalment in the Human Centipede horror series. Plus, the team answer your questions, which you can paste in the comments below.
• This is the audio-only version of this week's Guardian film show.
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- The Guardian Film Show
In this extract from the Guardian film show, Xan Brooks is joined by Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes to review the closing instalment in Tom Six's gross-out horror franchise. This film extends the chain of people sewn together mouth-to-anus from the original's three and the follow-up's 20, to 500 people, mostly inmates in an American prison. The actors who starred as the mad scientist and his obese copycat in the first two films return as a jailer and his sidekick here Continue reading »
- Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw, Henry Barnes and Zoran Trajkovic
Dieter Laser’s megalomaniac prison boss holds this offensive film together – and he’s even a bit funny
What can only be called The Human Centipede franchise just got even more gross for its third iteration and last hurrah. Queasy though it is to admit it, there is something compelling about its extreme horror. This is because of the screaming performance of Tom Six’s star performer Dieter Laser, who has taken it to the next level. He is now even more bizarre: a colossally over-the-top turn, weirdly like Zero Mostel in The Producers, as directed by Sam Fuller.
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- Peter Bradshaw
As the third and final part of the grotesque franchise is released, its creator talks about how appalled his lead actor was by the script, the need to shock and why his mother loves his films
Related: Film review: The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
For a brief time last year, it looked as if a third Human Centipede film didn’t have legs. Dieter Laser, who starred in the first of the unashamedly grotesque franchise and was due to return for the third, was so appalled by the script that he tried to back out. “Suddenly, Dieter got scared,” says Tom Six, author of that script and writer/director of all three films. “Very scared about doing all those horrible things, and got worried about what people would say all over the world. He said: ‘You’ll have to change horses, I’m out.’”
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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen
The stomach-churning trailer for The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) has been unveiled.
The final film in Tom Six's controversial horror series will be "100% politically incorrect", according to the director.
Final Sequence will see a prison warden (Dieter Laser) teaming up with his right hand man (Laurence R Harvey) to create a gruesome 500-person centipede to solve America's prison system.
Six has confirmed the plot will involve new characters and will be set in a big state prison in America.
Six has previously revealed that he has received death threats for making the Human Centipede films, with some going as far as describing him as a "threat to humanity".
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) will be released in select cinemas on July 10, ahead of a DVD and VOD release on July 20. »
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