Director: Tom Six (2015)
This prison-based satirical surgical horror sequel is far too disgusting to swallow or stomach.
With it’s gleefully graphic and provocative portrayal of rape, castration and torture, it’s twisted, disgusting and obscenely offensive in every scene.
Despite his brutal methods of discipline, demented prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser) struggles to control the inmates.
Due to impending election, State Governor Hughes (Eric Roberts) demands a drop in the violent incidents.
Instigating medieval torture is rejected as not effective – or cost efficient or possibly too lenient.
Inspired by the DVD copies of the first two movies -The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009), The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011) – his assistant Dwight Butler (Laurence R. Harvey) suggests the prisoners are stitched together mouth to anus to form a giant human centipede.
Offering a manic commitment to his role, Laser delivers an eye-popping and vein-bulging performance.
Former porn star Bree Olson appears as abused secretary Daisy and the Dutch director Tom Six appears as himself.
Both Laser and Harvey have starred in previous entries as the main antagonists, Dr. Josef Heiter and Martin respectively.
The half-hearted attempts at satirising the US penal system are swamped by the filmmaker’s desire to shock and sicken.
Bill Boss is described as sadistic and vile – a knowingly apt description for the film.