The Human Centipede 3 : Final Sequence is gloriously offensive in every way.

The Human Centipede 3 : Full Sequence is a film designed to be offensive in some way to every single human being on the planet.
To cap off his notorious trilogy, writer/director Tom Six has gone out of his way to make the most disgusting and provocative film of the year, most likely the decade.
Every single thing about the film is jarringly off-putting in some way.

The whole framework of the story is a not-so-subtle attack on the American penitentiary system, with the plot revolving around a deranged warden named Bill Boss (Deiter Laser, who portrayed the antagonist from the first film) who is desperate to find a way to control his prison population. When his attempts at medieval torture methods fail to get the results he is seeking, and even castration is not a harsh enough deterrent, his trusty assistant Dwight (played by Laurence Harvey, the antagonist from the second film) comes up with the questionably brilliant idea of connecting the prisoners mouth to anus, as he has seen in the two previous HC films, which exist in the meta world of this one.

Right from the beginning, the very look of the film is off-putting, shot like a 70s soap opera, the color scheme all drab brown and shades of orange and yellow. Bill Boss is an instantly despicable figure, and Laser plays him like an over-the-top cartoon character, chewing through the scenery like no one is watching. His performance is so abrasive and borderline irritating, that it is obviously meant to turn the viewers off in a big way. Laser is fearless and committed to his excess, bringing to the screen insane histrionics every few moments.


Most of the dialogue spewing from Bill’s mouth will turn the stomach of viewers who can understand his exaggerated delivery, as he munches on fried clitorises and medium rare testicles, while lamenting the heat and firing attacks at every single character he comes in contact with.
Of course, he has monologues directed at African Americans, Mexicans, and Muslims. Rest assured, he also makes sure to offend homosexuals, dwarfs and especially women. Speaking of women, there is only one of them in the entire film (Bree Olsen, one of Charlie Sheen’s “goddesses”), and she exists only as a sexual object that is even more attractive when she is beaten up.

Some other familiar faces also are along for the show, including Tiny Lister, Rob LASardo, and Eric Roberts, further confirming his anything-for-a-paycheck work ethic. The meat of the film (so to speak) comes in the final third, after a particularly graphic nightmare inspires Bill to finally accept the idea of transforming his prisoners into the first human prison centipede. They consult a shady prison doctor who insists he can make it work and set about attaching the prisoners in a 500-person-long string around the prison yard.

Director Six even shows up halfway through the flick as himself, acting offended at the sights he inspired and even vomits in revulsion to his own film that he wrote and directed. If that doesn’t give some clue to what kind of twisted genius Mr. Six is, then nothing will. I picture him as the misfit kid from grade school who always asked everyone whats grosser than gross, and would answer every single test question wrong just to prove he was smarter than everyone else.


A visionary troublemaker with some seriously twisted ideas, Mr. Six has the balls to be the guy poking all the bears with his cane, and most likely basking in all the outrage while he rolls around in a pile of hate mail. Love him or hate him, we need directors like him, lest the only options for viewing become big budget dumb affairs without a bit of originality. After the entire film pushing the envelope, I still found myself shaking my head in amused shock as the Star-Spangled Banner played over the rolling credits.

With all that said, Final Sequence is a difficult film for anyone to like, which I suspect was exactly the point Six was trying to make.
I loved it.

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