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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. »
Cinema has an almost unparalleled ability to upset and offend. From the terror caused by the train heading towards the audience to the copy-cat crimes that caused Stanley Kubrick to voluntarily remove A Clockwork Orange from circulation, films have inspired negative reaction since their very beginning. That’s where the censors come in.
It’s the job of ratings boards like the BBFC (in Britain) and the MPAA (in America) to make sure films that have the ability to disturb, offend or otherwise be awful on a wide scale are either cut – as is the case with every Human Centipede film – or otherwise banned – as it the case with every Human Centipede film until Tom Six acquiesces with the requested cuts.
Without wanting to celebrate censorship, most ratings boards usually have a good reason for banning a film: it’s horribly violent, racist, sexist, involves rape, invokes terrorism, »
- Tom Baker
Four New The Human Centipede 3 Movie Posters Have Been Released. Tom Six‘s The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) stars Bree Olson, Eric Roberts, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, and Dieter Laser. The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)‘s plot 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 […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
The Human Centipede 3 is not a good movie, but these new posters certainly understand where it’s coming from: the ass and the mouth. Four particularly great new posters have arrived for Tom Six’s Human Centipede finale, a film which transfers the increasingly meta-textual series to a Texas federal prison for thin commentary on America, incarceration…
The post The Human Centipede 3 Posters: Get a Brown Eye View appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Writer/Director: Tom Six. Cast: Dieter Laser, Lawrence R Harvey, Bree Olson, Tom Six and Eric Roberts. From the bowels of a hot Texas prison comes the third and final instalment of Tom Six's infamous Human Centipede trilogy, The Human Centipede 3: (Final Sequence). If you are a fan of the first two Centipede films, you'll fall mouth-to-ass with this one. If you're not a fan of the first two, or even if you haven't seen them, this film is still digestible. That's the beauty of Six's trilogy—three solid films that work well stitched together, but can also be pulled apart and appreciated on their own. The Final Sequence is not for the squeamish, but it is also not as dark as the first two. Although the film easily tips the gore scale, this one is even more of a black comedy than the previous. If you’re into completely disgusting, »
- email@example.com (Kenna Rae)
Ahead of its release here in the UK next month, a rather Nsfw poster has arrived online for The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), the closing chapter of writer-director Tom Six’s twisted horror trilogy…
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“Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the Us of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R »
- Gary Collinson
The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) was released back in May but that doesn't mean director Tom Six is done unleashing disturbing body horror imagery on us. Several new posters for the torture porn film have debuted online and they are possibly the most disgusting one sheets I have seen in a long time. Of the four, the first gives an outline of bodies making the shape of the number 3. Clearly, they are... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
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