With The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) just announced, those of us not horribly traumatized by the disgusting second film are starting to buzz with speculation over what director Tom Six has in store for the final installment of his grotesque game of cinematic chicken. And even though this guess is really out-there, I’m going to make it anyway:
Final Sequence takes place at the 2012 presidential election.
We’ve got limited information about the film, but each hint seems to corroborate my crackpot theory. Here’s what we know. Each Human Centipede film takes its tagline very seriously, with the descriptions getting increasingly tongue-in-cheek. First was “100% medically accurate,” with Six interviewing a doctor to discover an actually plausible scenario for constructing a three-person centipede.
Then Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) threw all that careful planning out the window with “100% medically inaccurate,” with depraved villain Martin hacking and sewing people together using what he found in his kitchen. Of course, that movie took a meta approach and claimed that the events of (First Sequence) were all a movie; there was the unspoken belief of, it’s only medically accurate if it’s not real.
Regarding the third film, producer (and Tom’s sister) Ilona Six told EW that the tagline is ”100% politically incorrect.” It could be that the two Sixes are just going along with the joke about how depraved their movie is, anticipating being called un-PC by reviewers.
However, Ilona also revealed that they’re shooting the film in America—the South, specifically, this May and June. Tom told Twitchfilm,
“We’re going to shoot the third film entirely in America and it’s going to be my favourite. It’s going to upset a lot of people.”
The first film was shot in the Netherlands (standing in for Germany), and the sequel in Britain. It’s suspicious that Tom and Ilona would go to such lengths to shoot in expensive America after their first two films were obviously European affairs. Add that to Tom’s recent reveal that he wants to make his next centipede comprised of 500+ people, and my mind immediately goes to a political rally.
So, that’s what I have to offer by way of guess, from the little we’ve heard so far. Please feel free to add on to my theory — like a centipede! — in the comments, or share your own ideas for how Tom will close out the trilogy.
No matter what, this movie is going to be incredibly meta, similar to the second one. The two original villains Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey return in the third film in lead roles. Could it be some sort of election between these two? (Even though Laser’s Dr. Heiter wins, hands down.) Not to mention, Tom will play himself. So whether they’re commenting on the American election or not, there will be social commentary. And poop.