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★★☆☆☆ 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, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (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
Monster Pictures has announced that it will release The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), the third and presumably last chapter in director Tom Six's controversial bad-taste trilogy in the UK this July. The film will open in selected cinemas on 10 July, before hitting Blu-ray, DVD and VOD a few days later on 13 July.The third instalment sees the return of Dieter Laser, star of the original cult classic, as well as part 2's despicable protagonist Laurence R Harvey, although both actors take on new roles in this film. They are joined by Eric Roberts as they attempt to engineer a 500-man human centipede as a way of maintaining order in a Deep South Us penitentiary, with predictably disgusting and darkly humorous results."Nasty, revolting, and...
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Photo: IFC Midnight
Disclaimer: This essay contains Spoilers for all three Human Centipede films. Also, in order to accurately discuss the films mild descriptions of extremely graphic scenes exist within, so read at your own caution and have a wonderful day!
In 2009, the horror genre was in one of its many frequent transitions. The Saw franchise was wrapping up, Hostel Part 2 landed with a redundancy, and Paranormal Activity had taken the country by storm thus cementing the evolution from "torture porn," to the bloodless Blumhouse fare that is still being released monthly to this day. The 'gore hound' faction of the horror audience was settling back into the comfortable "been there done that" zone. It seemed as though the only way we would be able to spend our Friday nights looking at blood splatter on a wall was with casual reboots of franchises long past their prime such as »
- Bryan Baca
As far as cinematic genres go, few are as reliably controversial as horror cinema. From the days of Tod Browning’s Freaks (which used real sideshow performers for its ghastly tale of retribution) way back in 1932, to some of the unforgettable moments of Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist, controversy is one of the genre’s constants. While there’s no official title bestowed upon the filmmaker who’s the king of upsetting mainstream audiences (often in the worst way possible), if there was, director Tom Six would probably be the reigning ruler. Six is the man responsible for The Human Centipede films, a trilogy of features that find people (in ever-increasing numbers…) being connected mouth to anus for…something. Six’s third installment...
- Mike Bracken
Stars: Dieter Laser, Laurence R. Harvey, Bree Olsen, Eric Roberts, Robert Lasardo, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Clayton Rohner, Jay Tavare, Michael Flores, Carlos Ramirez, James Darnell, Akihiro Kitamura, Chris Clanton | Written and Directed by Tom Six
The wait is finally over ladies and gentlemen! One of this years most anticipated horror films is finally here! Yep, Tom Six (I Love Dries) has finally unleashed The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence upon the world. When I watched parts 1 & 2 upon initial release, I was rather underwhelmed, but upon revisiting the films prior to the third and final chapter in the trilogy, I found myself enjoying the films for what they are. I won’t go in to detail because if you’re reading this review, you have already seen them. Needless to say, the films were brutal with an original concept that made Dieter Laser (John Gleuckstadt) amd Laurence R. Harvey (The Editor) household names and horror icons. »
- Mondo Squallido
I have a terrible suspicion that filmmaker Tom Six would be delighted to learn that someone in the real world had tried to create a human centipede. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): despise this series
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I’m not sure I’ve ever endured such ludicrous evidence of a filmmaker more in love with himself and his work than Dutch writer and director Tom Six displays in The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence). This is now the second film he has made praising the expression of his own demented imagination in The Human Centipede (First Sequence) as something so astonishing and inventive as to be the stuff that drives madmen to imitate it. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) — which I have seen but not reviewed, it is so revolting and utterly without the smallest iota »
- MaryAnn Johanson
There’re few things more exciting than attending your first movie premiere, especially when it’s a movie you have been greatly anticipating. After seeing and immediately becoming a fan of both of Tom Six’s previous Centipede movies, I was more than curious to see what was coming next. Unfortunately I walked out of the theater thoroughly disappointed.
Long plot summary short, the film opens at George W. Bush prison, where slowly-losing-his-mind prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser) and his accountant, Dwight Butler (Laurence R. Harvey), are trying to not only quell the multitude of prison riots and violence, but also find a way to stop the prison system from hemorrhaging money. Both these factors have convinced Governor Hughes (Eric Roberts) to fire them, but he gives the duo two weeks to turn things around. Eventually, Butler pleads with Boss to consider his idea to introduce the human centipede into the prison system. »
- Caroline Stephenson
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