Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Friday, January 15, 2016


Even though I enjoyed the madness of the first two films in the series there is little to recommend in the latest film in director Tom Six’s infamous trilogy The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) (2015).  Returning from the previous two films is Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey but this time as different characters.  This time Harvey is Dwight Butler who works in a prison for warden Bill Boss (Laser).  They incompetently run one of the worst prisons in Texas and need something radical to change or they will both be out of a job.
It is Dwight that suggests that they use something radical to get the inmates in line which is to take the “medically accurate” surgical monstrosity of the Human Centipede films and apply it to the prison system.  It takes a while before Bill can be convinced but ultimately the wheels are set in motion for all the prisoners to become the ultimate “human centipede.” 

If this film had played everything seriously it probably might have been a better film. Instead, it repeats what had already been done well in the previous film (with the main character thinking the original Human Centipede film was just something to fantasize and copy) by making both of the first two films something to copy.  Laser is a caricature from beginning to end and you can never take anything he says or does seriously which does the film a disservice.  The film and the franchise has de-evolved into a parody of itself and its hard to enjoy a film that took such an innovative idea and is now making fun of itself the way this film has done.  

It doesn’t help that the film utilizes porno star Bree Olson as Daisy, the only female in the cast who is forced to do several sexual favors to Laser’s warden, and Six makes an a  Laser overacts and Eric Roberts’ third act appearance does nothing for the film.  This is a mess of a film that is better left alone.
ppearance as himself to guide Dwight and his medical team on just how to do the surgery accurately.

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