The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Trailer for Human Centipede 3

Honey Buzz ~ Trailer for Human Centipede 3

*sigh*

Instead of waxing poetic about the virtues of the First Segment of the Human Centipede trilogy, which I loved, I'm instead going to make the following observation:

It takes a lot of balls, confidence in your work, and a healthy sense of humor to make a meta, self-referential film. Filmmakers who do this walk a fine line between self deprecation and completely arrogant territory. Human Centipede 3 sees this line, acknowledges it, and appropriately, shits on it.

The story (edited slightly for my amusement): Bully prison warden Bill Boss (a delightfully manic Dieter Laser) has a lot of problems; prison riots, medical costs, staff turnover, 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 include water boarding and castration. His failure to bring the prison under control drives him completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. 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.

That's right, they're going to turn the entire prison into a human centipede. Instant thought: wouldn't it be awkward if one of the middle links was up for parole? Or if their lawyers or family wanted to see them? The implications of actual prison life interfering with these grand plans actually makes the film concept more than a little laughable than it was to begin with. Doing poor research is one thing, but if you're not going to bother at all... 

"I don't speak to a stupid filmmaker about his poop fetish!"

What's in the trailer: Pretty much everything. We see the actual centipede, with Tommy Lister as the lead, my darling doctor (now prison warden) being adorably batshit crazy, and a cameo by Tom Six himself to discuss his films with the prison doctor. Harvey has thrown himself into the role and shouts his lines with gusto, which also makes me snicker. How on earth the decision to make a gigantic human centipede as a method of control would ever seem brilliant is beyond me. 

Pictured: My reaction
Butt hey, who am I to judge. Maybe Six is trying to make a comment on the modern prison system, the treatment of inmates and society's view of incarcerated felons. Maybe he's cooking up a grand metaphor sledgehammer, or maybe someone should have told him to stop with this shit after Number 2 came out. 

Will I be seeing it? Yeah. I totally will be.


The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence 
will have a limited release in the US on May 22nd, 2015.