It’s good that The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) is the last film in Tom Six‘s twisted horror trilogy, because very soon movie audiences won’t be able to stomach more of these torture-porn flicks. Really, I don’t know if anyone is going to come out of the third installment with their stomach contents intact. Because as the writer-director tweeted yesterday,
#humancentipede3 will have a 500+ person pede. XXXXL American style!
He’s probably serious. The first movie had a three-person centipede; the second aimed for twelve but (spoiler) ended up at ten once two of the subjects proved either too strong or too weak for the ‘pedeing process. Five hundred is a nightmarish number, and may be what finally pushes too many buttons for the movie to even be considered laughably horrific.
Last year, I went to see The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) with my old roommate and trusted horror buddy. Perhaps the fact that we went to a midnight screening after gulping down pizza and beer had a part in how we reacted, but most likely I would have had the same reaction on an empty stomach.
Here’s where things get a bit graphic, so read at your own risk. The sequel made me gag so hard that my throat hurt; even though I never actually threw something up, I was nauseous for an hour straight. The most disgusting part of Full Sequence is when depraved villain Martin forces the centipede components to shit into each other’s mouths. When they refuse to, he stuffs chili con carne down the front girl’s throat and injects everyone with laxatives. Ultimately, a huge spurt of diarrhea splashes out of the end of the centipede onto the wall. I’ve blocked out this moment.
The first movie’s villain, Dr. Laser, reveled in making his three-person centipede shit. There’s literally a scene where he’s all, “Yes! Taste the feces!” Martin improves on this torture in the second movie. So of course if there’s a 500 centipede, the villain is going to make it into a shit train. And I don’t think that even the most diehard fans with iron stomachs can handle it.
So. Shooting begins this summer in America, and we’ll just have to see how much of a shitshow (hee) it turns out to be.
Six also tweeted that soon he’ll be releasing info about the U.S. casting call for a female part in Part 3. But how big of a part can it be if there are going to be 499 other suffering stars? The most interesting casting news so far, however, has been that Six himself will play a supporting role in this, the final movie.