Director Tom Six doesn’t have to cast the net too far to find his fair share of skeptics, who denounce his horror franchise as tasteless and gratuitous. But to write off The Human Centipede series in such a way would undermine its satirical and, quite frankly, bonkers edge, and it’s a tone that Six will look to conclude with upcoming threequel, Human Centipede III (Final Sequence).
Retaining the 100% medically accurate claims from the original films, Final Sequence will see Tom Six play a director not unlike himself, who is approached by a twisted prison security guard setting out to create the longest human sequence to date. Such a feat would be carried out on the cell mates on death row, surgically attaching all 100 of them in what is surely a fate worse than death.
From the trailers released thus far, Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) looks to hone the ludicrous tone and cringe-worthy moments that made the originals an easy target for the censor boards. Whether this sequel is one step too far remains to be seen, but at least Tom Six is sending out this most unusual horror series on a big note.
For better or worse, May 22 will herald the arrival of Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) on VOD services and in select theaters. For now, you can check out the detailed synopsis below.
Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea.
A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.