The Human Centipede series is insanely sick and grotesque, but it isn’t all about shock value in the first film. Writer-director Tom Six certainly reveled in the novelty of his outrageously disturbing idea, but he also made a very competent film that strikes a strong balance between dark absurdist comedy and gross-out horror. However, everything I appreciated about Human Centipede (First Sequence) goes out the window in the sequel. It’s 88 minutes of Six saying, “Look at what I can do,” and trying to rub his former glory in our faces to no avail. It’s unnecessarily disgusting, upsetting and wound up being one of my least favorite films of 2011.
Where will Human Centipede 3 fall? When I first heard that he was making a 500-person centipede, I was positive this movie would enrage me more than the last, but based on the film’s first trailer, it looks like Six could be taking a more satirical approach this time around and that could possibly make the movie bearable – although it is a long shot.
See for yourself in the Human Centipede 3 trailer below. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters and VOD on May 22nd.
Via Horror Addict.
Here’s the official synopsis for Human Centipede 3:
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 Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.