Given that there have been two films in the franchise, you probably already know whether or not you want to see The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence). This new trailer from IFC Midnight isn’t going to change your mind at all, but if you’re excited about this movie, it should please you. Check it out below.
Back in 2010, director Tom Six caught the world’s attention with The Human Centipede (First Sequence), a little indie film about a German lunatic sewing wayward tourists together, mouth to anus. That was followed by a sequel, (Full Sequence), in 2011, and now he’s back with (Final Sequence), just in case you were wondering how the saga was going to turn out. And as you can tell from this trailer, he’s definitely taking things up a few notches. The first Centipede was only three people long, while the second was a twelve-person chain. This time around, however, prepare to see 500 convicts stitched together, which promises to be a sight to behold.
A vicious prison warden, played by Dieter Laser from the first film, presides over the most violent, deplorable prison in America. He rules with an iron fist, employing torture techniques like waterboarding, but he still has problems in the form of massive prison riots, high medical costs, and staff turnover. Over time, he experiments, and fails, with ideas to create the ideal punishment for his prisoners, and impress the Governor (Eric Roberts). Eventually, however, he just goes full-blown nuts. With is job hanging in the balance, his right hand man, Dwight (Laurence R. Harvey from the second film), has a brilliant idea. Drawing inspiration from The Human Centipede movies, they create a human chain of their very own.
Like its predecessor, Final Sequence employs a meta, self-referential set up. The movies aren’t your standard chronological set of sequels that inhabit the same world. Instead, parts 2 and 3 live in a world where the first film exists, as a movie. In (Full Sequence), Martin, a tollbooth operator, is inspired by the first film to make his very own human centipede, and that continues this time around. If you made it all the way through the trailer, you see Tom Six show up, as the director of The Human Centipede, to offer his expert technical opinion. I’m curious about his credentials.
Full Sequence also promises to deliver more of Six’s trademark "100 percent politically incorrect" sensibility, which you probably guessed from the waterboarding, the guy who looks like a fat Adolf Hitler, and the fact that they sew 500 people together to poop into each other’s mouths. More than frightening, these movies are silly and ridiculous exploitation style joints, concerned with being gross above all else. The first movie definitely has a concept in place, and Laser is a decent creepy villain, but the idea runs out of steam after about 45 minutes, and the rest is mostly just killing time.
That said, if you’re into the first two movies, there’s nothing in this trailer to indicate you won’t also dig this one. If nothing else, it’s going to be totally nuts, and Eric Roberts makes everything better. The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) hits VOD May 22.