Movie Review: The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) (2015)

Surely these films don’t need an introduction. But have one anyway.

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) was a 2009 horror film where three unlucky people were captured and surgically attached mouth-to-anus by crazed doctor Josef Heiter (Dieter Laser). It was actually not horrible, and certainly had a unique premise.
The sequel, The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) saw Laurence R. Harvey as a fan of the first film, and such he decided to make his own Centipede of 12 captives. This film was pretty bad in all aspects, though seemed to intentionally going for gore over story. This second, and final sequel, The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) stars Laser and Harvey again, in new and unconnected roles as the warden and accountant of a prison, respectively, and fans of the second film.

+ Dieter Laser seems to enjoy being the racist, sexist, and all around asshole prison warden Bill Boss. Like his role in the first film, he is hammy and overacts, and manages to provide some (maybe unintentional) laughs, as his character is simply so over the top
+ Eric Roberts is the American celebrity touted to star in the film, as Governor Hughes. Roberts is played surprisingly straight, with no jokes or slimy behaviour, certainly compared to Laser
+ human caterpillar. it’s horrible, but awesome

– Laurence Harvey plays Dwight Butler, but is pretty much useless all film. There is nothing that makes him stand out, and he seems almost on the verge of laughing the whole time, almost as if even he realises how stupid the film is
– Tom Six, the director of this trilogy, has a cameo as himself, at the prison to help with the creation of the Centipede. It’s clear why he is a director and not an actor
– the overacting starts off amusing, but then gets incredibly tiring. It’s as if the film itself knows that there is nothing much going on for it, so it is trying to compensate
– where the first films had gore for (more or less) understandable reasons, this film went more for gore for the sake of gore, which was disappointing. It made the film more like Hostel than the previous films
– this movie only goes for 1:40, but dammit it dragged so much. The centipede itself doesn’t show up until near the end, anyway

> Because Laser appears in the first film, and the first film is shown to exist in this universe, it create that weird plot hole why none of the viewers recognise Laser as their warden and the actor. And if Laser, as Bill Boss, watched the second, did he not recognise his accountant? None of this makes sense anymore.

Should you watch this film: Not at all. Whilst I can honestly recommend the first film as a competent horror film, and maybe the second for a few other ways, this third and (thankfully) final film was just a bad movie all around. It really left a bad taste in my mouth.

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