Release Details Drop for The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

human-centipede-3-posterThe trilogy is completed and the dust is still settling from Tom Six’s third film in THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE trilogy. I caught THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III (FINAL SEQUENCE) last month and had very conflicting thoughts about it. You can read my review here. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one. Despite what you might think about it, ya gotta hand it to Six for stirring up the pot!! Monster Pictures has just announced that they will be releasing HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 in theaters as well as giving it the DVD/Blu-ray and VOD treatment. Check out the press release:

For Immediate Release

“The most notorious film franchise in history finally completes the sequence”

Monster Pictures to release THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (Final Sequence) in selected cinemas from 10 July 2015, and on Blu-ray, DVD & VOD on 13 July 2015

In the annals of horror, only one film series is almost too disgusting to describe! Now the unthinkable has become all too real! The final chapter to the most notorious movie franchise ever made has arrived – The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence).

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Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), 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 threat 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.

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Re-uniting the stars of the first two films (Dieter Laser & Laurence R. Harvey) The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) is the finale the world’s sickest horror franchise deserves. Nasty, revolting, and utterly deplorable, if you thought the first two films were gross, trust us, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

Check out the original U.K trailer:

The Blu-ray will include a special “Making of HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3” feature as well as an alternate ending. You can order the DVD here and the Blu-ray here. So look for THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III (FINAL SEQUENCE) in select theaters on July 10, 2015, and on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD on July 13, 2015.

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The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)

HC3 posterIt’s been a long road for writer-director Tom Six. What started out as a little film back in 2009 evolved into a bigger, more disgusting cult hit. When THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE opened, it was hailed as the grossest, most disgusting film you could see. Honestly, I didn’t get it. Maybe for non-horror fans the film could be considered hardcore, but even hardened genre fans jumped on the PR bandwagon and agreed that the original film was the sickest thing they had ever seen.

Again, I didn’t get it.

Sure the original gets credit for its originality, but the first film was completely void of any gore, didn’t show any of the operation, and didn’t pack any punch whatsoever. I kept waiting for the disgusting parts, but before I knew it the end credits were rolling and I was left more disappointed than when I saw THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT in the theater. Then THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 comes along and makes up for all the failings of the original. It was bloody, it was excessively gory, it was disturbing, and it was over the top (in a good way). I loved part two and after seeing it I was eager for the third and final film in the series.

HC3 1And then I watched THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III (FINAL SEQUENCE) and yearned again for part two. What went wrong in part three? This, I believe, will take some discussion. I didn’t particularly like part three, but if you’ve paid close attention to what Tom Six was doing with this trilogy then you’d realize it was inevitable that part three be exactly the way it was. Everything that went right and (mostly) wrong in part three was deliberate and turned out exactly the way Six wanted.

The look on Dieter's face here pretty much sums up his entire performance.
The look on Dieter’s face here pretty much sums up his entire performance.

HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 took place at a maximum security prison in an unspecified American desert (I assumed it was in Arizona). The film stars Dieter Laser as Bill Boss, the warden of the prison; Laurence R. Harvey as Dwight Butler, the prison’s accountant; Bree Olson as Daisy, Boss’s secretary and concubine; Eric Roberts as Governor Hughes; and many, many actors playing prisoners. One prisoner in particular, inmate 297 (Robert LaSardo) was a large thorn in Boss’s side. The prison is a complete mess and has been going way over budget for too long. On his recent visit, Gov. Hughes tells Boss and Butler that if they don’t get the out-of-control costs of the prison under control, they’re both fired … and they have two weeks to do so. Butler was convinced he has the solution: He wanted to turn the 500+ inmates into a human centipede. This would lower costs significantly, he argued, because the prisoners wouldn’t require food (they’d just feed off the excrement of the inmate in front of them) and all the prisoners would always be on their knees, which would reduce the amount of guards on duty. But what sold Boss on Butler’s idea is that the prisoner’s would always be in a position of submission to Boss. 

Yup... that's Tommy 'Tiny' Lister at the front of the centipede.
Yup… that’s Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister at the front of the centipede.

Did I not mention that Bill Boss is completely and utterly insane? Like seriously eye-rolling, batshit-crazy crazy. Boss blames the heat, but everyone around him knows better.

The first element that will slap you to attention in HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 is Bill Boss. More specifically, Dieter Laser’s portrayal of Boss. Dieter chews more scenery than a room full of teething puppies. The over-acting is so extreme and pronounced that it made me wince. “Why is Dieter acting like that” and “why is Six letting Dieter act like that,” immediately crossed my mind. Dieter is so over the top that I couldn’t get beyond the terrible acting and into the story. It was like a huge brick wall that prevented me from entering the plot. The other element I hated about this film was the way Dieter treated his secretary Daisy (he used her as his own personal sex slave). Then there’s Laurence Harvey’s character. As over the top Dieter’s character was, Harvey’s character was the exact opposite.

Inmate 297
Inmate 297

For the first twenty to thirty minutes of HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3, we followed Boss and Butler around the prison and watched him over act and do horrible things to various prisoners. Boss seemed to hate one prisoner, inmate 297, more than the others. It seemed that Boss was almost afraid of inmate 297 and tried everything he could to break him and have him submit to his will. Boss even castrates inmate 297 thinking that removing his balls would remove his aggressive tendencies. It didn’t. It only made the inmate more angry and determined.

HC3 3The first thirty minutes of HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 is a disaster. It felt like the film couldn’t find it’s footing and just stumbled along. Say what you will about HUMAN CENTIPEDE one and two, but the plots were tight and were overall well written. Part three stumbled around like a new born fawn during an earthquake and never recovered. Things picked up slightly once Butler convinced Boss to make the 500+ human centipede. From this point things go pretty much as you’d expect. A team of surgeons work around the clock putting together three person human centipedes which are then taken outside and connected to the larger chain. The only surprise we get is what Boss made the surgeons do with the death row inmates and lifers. Very cool, but we only get the quickest of glimpses.

So what the hell happened in part three? I asked myself this repeatedly as the movie stumbled on. Only after I thought about the first two HUMAN CENTIPEDEs did I realize that this was the film Six intended to make. Look at the taglines for all three films. Part one claimed the film was “100%

Medically Accurate.” As a result, the film had a sterile, clinical feel to it. Part two’s tagline boasted it was “100% Medically INaccurate,” and it certainly was. This led to a more hardcore, humorless horror film with lots of gore and other disturbing elements. Part three’s tagline is very telling as well: “100% Politically Incorrect.” Look at the progression: We went from a clinical, sterile film to one who’s sole purpose seemed to be offending the viewer. We also get a “meta-, self-referential” element in parts two and three. Harvey’s Martin in part two was influenced by an underground video of Dr Heiter’s (Dieter Laser) operation in the first film. In the third film, Butler gets the idea for the creating the human centipede after watching the first two HUMAN CENTIPEDE films. Tom Six even appeared as himself in part three to consult Boss and Butler on how to correctly make the human centipede. Do you see what’s going on here? Six seemed to have the entire trilogy planned out.

HC3 9Even Dieter’s over the top acting and character seemed to be planned. In the first film he was crazy, but he was also rational. His ideas were warped, but he executed them with the precision and icy rationality of a computer. Then the star in the second film, Martin (Laurence R. Harvey), was completely off his gourde. He was insane and irrational and manic. Everything that Dr. Heiter wasn’t. Now in part three, which stars both Dieter and Harvey, they swap roles from the previous films. Now Dieter is the batshit-crazy one and Harvey is the calm, rational character. I’m not arguing that this excused all the sins of part three, I’m just pointing out that part three is the next logical film in the series.

HC3 6With all this said, I still had trouble enjoying HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3. Dieter’s acting prevented me from getting into the film and once we finally got to the human centipede, it was too little too late. The sole purpose of this film seemed to be to piss off the audience. The first one intrigued audiences, the second one grossed them out, and the third film pissed audiences off. In this respect, Six was completely successful. But as far as enjoyment goes, I just couldn’t get into part three no matter how much I tried. I dare you to get past Dieter’s acting!! As much as I loved part two, part three did nothing for me. If Six’s goal was to offend (which I think he tried too hard to do), then this film was a complete success. There’s more than a few racist remakes, a man gets raped in a hole another prisoner made in the “soft tissue of his kidney’s,” and the treatment of Daisy is deplorable. But this is what Six was after. I think.

If you’re a fan of the trilogy, I know you’re going to see this film regardless of this review. But if you’re new to this series, I highly recommend you skip part one, avoid part three, and just watch part two.

My Summary:

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Plot: 2 out of 5 stars

Gore: 7 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem: 0 out of 5 brains

Reviewed by Scott Shoyer

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First Poster Drops for The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence

HumanCentipede posterSomething I’ve been waiting to drop has finally dropped!! The first poster for THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III: FINAL SEQUENCE has dropped and it’s as yummy as I expected!! This final entry in THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE franchise is once again written and directed by Tom Six and stars Eric Roberts, Bree OlsonTommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Robert LaSardo, Tom Six, Peter Blankenstein, and of course Laurence R. Harvey and Dieter Laser. Check out the plot crunch:

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.

But what I like most about the upcoming third film is what is noted on the poster: “100% Politically Incorrect.” This is exactly what I wanna hear. THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III: FINAL SEQUENCE is slated for a limited theatrical and video on demand release on May 22, 2015.

Check out the official trailer:

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Poster & Trailer Drop for House of Many Sorrows

House of Many Sorrows posterThe upcoming indie horror film HOUSE OF MANY SORROWS has recently dropped both the poster and trailer. The film is written and directed by Barry J. Gillis and stars former porn star Ginger Lynn, Laurence (THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2) R. HarveyTom Malloy, Kim Sønderholm, Samantha Brownlee, and John Garofalo II. Check out the press release which contains the plot crunch:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TUESDAY, APRIL 28th, 2015

Exosphere Motion Pictures Corporation

Edmonton, Alberta

exospheremotionpictures@yahoo.com

HOUSE OF MANY SORROWS, TRAILER & POSTER REVEALED

Fresh off an around the clock marathon editing and sound mastering session, Director Barry J. Gillis states that the time has finally arrived for horror fans to get their first glimpse of HOUSE OF MANY SORROWS, starring Ginger Lynn Allen, Tom Malloy, and Kim Sonderholm.

HOUSE OF MANY SORROWS is a horror movie about guests of a country inn who begin disappearing and dying, after a mentally unstable man takes over his terminally ill mother’s bed and breakfast operation. “ We are so excited about the release of the Movie Trailer, and delighted to have the Movie Poster revealed to the public for the very first time.” States Gillis.

Laurence R. Harvey of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE fame, also makes a special appearance in the movie. “Laurence does make an appearance in the movie, and I am overjoyed with his performance, but that is all I can tell you at this time.” comments Gillis.

Barry J. Gillis is responsible for bringing the world THINGS(1989) starring Amber Lynn, WICKED WORLD, and THE KILLING GAMES. Gillis says that this is his best movie yet. “Ya, I know the fans hear this line of bull all of the time, but one look at the movie trailer, and horror fans, will know right away that it is my best movie yet.”

Currently HOUSE OF MANY SORROWS is in Post Production in Edmonton, Alberta.

According to Gillis, the editing is coming along fine. His next movie, UNLAWFUL DETECTIVE” will star Len J. Philips, and Kim Sønderholm, and be shot in Toronto, Canada, in 2016.

Check out the trailer:

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The Human Centipede 3 To Get May Release

Human Centipede3 posterHaven’t heard too much about THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III (FINAL SEQUENCE)‘s development (most of the news has been pretty superficial), but this is something interesting to report. The HUMAN CENTIPEDE franchise is an interesting mixed bag. I didn’t care for the first film (my review) at all. It was an over-hyped film that was being promoted as one of the goriest films ever made, and there was no gore in it!! Then THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II (FULL SEQUENCE) and proved that this franchise could indeed live up to the hype. Part two was excessively gory, depraved, and downright disturbing. Just like I likes ’em!! Now we’re getting what is being dubbed the “Final Sequence” and from what I’ve read, this one is going to blow our socks off.

THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III (FINAL SEQUENCE) is once again written and directed by Tom Six. This installment of the franchise has also attracted a lot more known actors power. Starring in the film are Eric RobertsTommy ‘Tiny’ ListerBree Olson, Michael Flores, Clayton Rohner, Laurence R. Harvey, Dieter Laser, and Bill Hutchens. Dig on the twisted plot crunch:

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.

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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.

Yes, you read that right … part three will have a 500-person human centipede. Tom Six also promises us that the film is “100 percent politically incorrect.” The best news yet is that IFC will be releasing the final sequence on VOD and in theaters on May 22, 2015. Check out the trailer:

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Laurence Harvey & Tristan Risk to Star in Andy Stewart's Redacted

Redacted posterI can’t tell ya how excited I am to write this!! There’s so much awesomeness in the title of this posting that I don’t know where to begin. Oh yeah I do … Andy Stewart!! Stewart, The Mad Scotsman, owned 2014. He wrote, directed, and released two amazing short films in 2014. SPLIT and INK, as well as his first short, DYSMORPHIA (made in 2012), all made my Best Short Films of 2014 list. Here we are barely a month into 2015 and Stewart announces his next and apparently “final short film,” REDACTED. REDACTED is written and directed by Stewart and will star some very familiar names in the genre, Laurence Harvey (THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 and 3) and Tristan Risk, arguably the best part of AMERICAN MARY. Check out the press release which also contains the plot crunch:

For Immediate Release
Laurence R. Harvey & Tristan Risk to star in short horror, REDACTED

Glasgow-based company Shining Example Films and award-winning writer/director Andy Stewart (Dysmorphia, Split, Ink) are delighted to announce that pre-production has begun on their final short horror film, “Redacted”.

The Mad Scotsman, himself, Andy Stewart!!
The Mad Scotsman, himself, Andy Stewart!!

“Redacted” will star Laurence R. Harvey (The Human Centipede 2 & 3, The Editor) and Tristan Risk (American Mary, The Editor, The ABC’s of Death).

Writer/Director Andy Stewart had the following to say, “It’s a slightly different direction for me this time, a brief step away from body horror and into sci-fi or fantasy”.

“I am absolutely over the moon to be working with both Tristan and Laurence on this project. Having Laurence on-board is hugely exciting and a little daunting to me. I cannot wait to see what he does with the role. Tristan and I have talked about working together for a while now so I’m very happy to be bringing her to Scotland for this”.

“Redacted” will see Stewart re-teaming with BAFTA-winning cinematographer Alan C. McLaughlin while the Special Make-Up Effects will again be designed by award-winning FX artist Grant Mason (Hardware, Sleepy Hollow, Bride of Chucky, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed) who also created the make-up and gore effects on Split and Ink.

actress Tristan Risk.
actress Tristan Risk.

The film will be produced by Gordon Holliday, Remo Catani and Austin Hayden.

Filming is set to begin in June 2015, with a crowdfunding campaign set to launch in the next week.

SYNOPSIS

While on an afternoon hike, an unimposing Man stumbles upon a humanoid creature with alluring female qualities. While fearful and in apparent need of assistance, The Creature oozes sexuality and danger but it is unclear where the danger really lies …

Redacted is an exploration of the darker side of human nature when confronted with something strange and otherworldly.

actor Laurence R. Harvey
actor Laurence R. Harvey

If you’re at all familiar with Stewart’s body horror trilogy then you’ll recognize many familiar names involved in REDACTED. I’m glad to see this. Obviously Stewart has surrounded himself with very talented people and it’s great to see them working together on a new project. Stewart’s films are something you definitely want to familiarize yourself with. Stewart is going to be a huge name in the horror genre!!

I’ll be keeping my eye closely on this project as is develops.

Stay Bloody!!!

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ABCs of Death 2 (2014)

ABCs of Death2 posterThe horror anthology is a staple in the genre and dominated the landscape in the 1960s and 1970s. Some of my favorites are 1945s DEAD OF NIGHT, 1963s BLACK SABBATH, 1965s DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, 1971s THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, 1972s TALES FROM THE CRYPT and ASYLUM, and 1975s TRILOGY OF TERROR, but this very short list doesn’t even begin to scrape the surface of all the horror anthologies out there. Perhaps the crowning achievement, the apex of the horror anthology is 1982s CREEPSHOW. Stephen King and George Romero, simply put, nailed the anthology by offering everything from camp, laughs, and schtick to gruesome gore and out and out horror. CREEPSHOW set the bar high for future anthology films. Most films weren’t up to the challenge while others killed it (pun intended). 2004s THREE … EXTREMES and 2007s TRICK ‘R TREAT took the anthology format and knocked it out the park.  In recent times the anthology has gone through a kind of resurgence. With V/H/S, THE ABCs OF DEATHV/H/S 2, and recently V/H/S VIRAL, we’ve gotten a heavy dose of anthology flicks as of late.

M is for Masticate
M is for Masticate

THE ABCs OF DEATH was an interesting idea. In it, twenty-six filmmakers are given a letter of the alphabet and it was up to them to come up with a short horror film. Statistically speaking, with twenty-six short films in one anthology you know you’re gonna run the gamut from the “fucking amazing” to the “fucking terrible.” But overall the anthology was a success. Now just one year later we have twenty-six new directors making their mark with films based on a letter from the alphabet. How does ABCs OF DEATH 2 stack up?

In a nutshell, ABCs OF DEATH 2 is a stronger anthology than its predecessor. Overall there are more strong entries in this installment and some of the ideas are pretty damn creative. Some of the more creative shorts are, E.L. Katz’s “A is for Amateur,” where a hitman’s first assassination doesn’t go quite as planned; Larry Fessenden’s “N is for Nexus,” where a man hurries, perhaps too quickly, to meet his girlfriend on Halloween;

Z is for Zygote
Z is for Zygote

Vincenzo Natali’s “U is for Utopia,” where an unattractive man is singled out and ‘dealt with’ in a utopian future; and Steven Kostanski’s “W is for Wish,” where two kids wish themselves into a video game only to regret it … big time. Some of the entries are more playful like Julian Barratt’s “B is for Badger, where a nature documentary with an asshole narrator goes horribly wrong when they run into a giant badger; Hajime Ohata’s “O is for Ochlocracy (mob rule),” where a court room of zombies sentence people to death; and Robert Boocheck’s “M is for Masticate,” where we see the dangers of doing bath salts … in reverse.

J is for Jesus
J is for Jesus

All the shorts listed above are fun and creative. But not everything in THE ABCs OF DEATH 2 is playful and fun. Many of the entries really stand out for being brutal, gory, and pretty hardcore. Dennison Ramalho’s “J is for Jesus” shows a man being violently martyred just because he is gay while Jerome Sable’s “V is for Vacation” serves as a warning to those thinking of going on a sex vacation in Indonesia. Marven Kren’s “R is for Roulette” puts a brutal spin on what appears to be a typical game of Russian Roulette. And the directors of INSIDE, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, check in with “X is for Xylophone,” where a babysitter (Béatrice Dalle) goes crazy listening to a little girl playing the titular instrument and decides to make her own “organic” xylophone.

S is for Split
S is for Split

The three entries that get my vote for the strongest and most disturbing of the anthology are  Soichi Umezawa’s “Y is for Youth,” where a young girl violently fantasizes about taking some gruesome revenge on her neglectful and selfish parents; Chris Nash’s “Z is for Zygote,” where a pregnant woman who really hates to be alone decides to keep her baby in her womb after her hubby leaves her. She keeps the “baby” inside herself for thirteen years … until finally the kid needs more room!! This is definitely one of, if not the, goriest of the lot. And for the anthology’s most intense and suspenseful entry, Juan Martinez Moreno’s “S is for Split” has a wife talking to her hubby who’s away on a business trip when she suddenly becomes the victim of a violent home invasion … while the hubby is still on the phone, listening!! But just wait, this one has a twist I didn’t see coming. This one is easily one of my favorites in the entire anthology.

I is for Invincible
I is for Invincible

I really enjoyed ABCs OF DEATH 2. This is the perfect anthology to watch with a group of friends and there’s plenty in it to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Be sure to stick around for after the end credits where we see Laurence R. Harvey, of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 fame, try to pleasure himself to one of the shorts. It’s pretty damn funny. Definitely check out ABCs OF DEATH 2. If you enjoyed part one this one will blow you away!!

My Summary:

Directors: many, many directors!!

Plot: 4 out of 5 stars (for the entire anthology)

Gore: 7 out of 10 skulls (for the entire anthology)

Zombie Mayhem: 0 out of 5 brains

Reviewed by Scott Shoyer

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Y is for Youth
Y is for Youth

Artwork Drops for The Human Centipede III: The Final Sequence

It’s been a while since we last heard any news about the upcoming THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III: THE FINAL SEQUENCE.  But now I’ve got more goods for ya.  Some artwork has dropped and the final cast has been announced.  Writer-director Tom Six has also confirmed that his HUMAN CENTIPEDE films will indeed be a trilogy and this will be the final installment.  The first thing you’ll notice about the cast is that this film has attracted some bigger names than the previous two films.  The cast includes Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Bree Olson, Tom Six, Dieter Laser, and Laurence R. Harvey.  No word yet on the official plot, so just enjoy the first artwork released for THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III: THE FINAL SEQUENCE.

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Girls & Corpses Magazine Interviews Laurence R. Harvey … on the Toilet!!

Back cover smLaurence R. Harvey, the star of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2, was recently interviewed by Corpsy of Girls and Corpses Magazine … and the interview took place on the toilet!!  Check out the press release and the complete interview below:

Girls and Corpses Magazine and EmmReport bring you one of the most harrowing interviews of the modern era. Robert ‘Corpsy” Rhine’s crack reporting breaks new journalistic ground as he interrogates the elusive star of “The Human Centipede II,” Shakespearean thesbian, LAWRENCE R. HARVEY… on the crapper:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2lBvnbIMsI&feature=em-upload_owner
 
Yes, expectations for a Pulitzer Prize are high for this exclusive, in-depth examination into one of the creepiest, sickest, most horrific murderous mutes of the modern area, Martin Lomax.  The Human Centipede III (also directed by TOM SIX) is currently in production with both Laurence R. Harvey and Dieter Laser (from The Human Centipede I) starring. Word is that part 3 makes the first two Centipede films look like Disney on Ice (if the show featured ass-to-mouth connected skaters). So, buckle up and watch this stupefying interview. Trust us, you will not be the same after you watch it… or will we… even though we have already watched it.
 
See more LAURENCE R. HARVEY then you ever dreamed in the current Vol 7 Spring issue of Girls and Corpses Magazine (and the origin of the very first Human Centipede in 1669) on sale now at Corpsemart:http://girlsandcorpses.com/store/index.html   FREE preview of the issue here: http://girlsandcorpses.com/
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Now dig on the interview:

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Cool as Hell (2013)

COOL-AS-HELL-POSTER3_jpg21-647x1024James Balsamo is back and brings with him his no-holds-barred style of guerrilla-filmmaking that reminds me a lot of the old school Troma flicks from Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz (you know, before they had budgets). COOL AS HELL marks Balsamo’s third feature length film and he’s showing no signs of slowing down (he’s already announced his next film, MYSTERY MEAT, set to drop later this year). The themes in COOL AS HELL are the same as his previous entries: Death metal, gore, laughs, and a frantic pace. Balsamo’s films may not be perfect but I always find myself having a really fun time with them.

COOL AS HELL follows Rich (Balsamo) and Benny (Dan E. Danger), two very experienced underachievers who live for comic books, attempting to pick up girls way outta their league in bars, and partying hard. One day Rich meets the woman of his dreams, Ashley (Lauren Adamkiewicz) but she’s already dating a total douche-nozzle named Sal (Frank Mullen). Sal is abusive and neglectful towards her, he’s a thug by trade, and he’s just a repulsive person to be around in general. One day Rich runs into a low level demon named Az (Billy Walsh) he was summoned to earth to scare someone, but Rich interrupts and the demon becomes enthralled to him. At first Rich doesn’t know what to do with Az, but soon it becomes apparent that Az is a party demon. So Az, Rich, and Benny start hanging around with Az showing them the finer points of partying like a complete maniac.

Unfortunately something followed Az through the portal and now there’s a soul-eating demon and loads of zombies to deal with. So Rich and Benny must decide real fast whether to abandon their party ways or to grow up and become feared Demon Slayers. We all know which road they take.

indie filmmaker James Balsamo
indie filmmaker James Balsamo

COOL AS HELL is just like Balsamo’s other films: It’s a super low/no budgeter with lots of amateur actors. By the very nature of COOL AS HELL, I should have hated it. Yet Balsamo again injects a high level of energy into all his scenes and really creates an entertaining, gory genre flick that never takes itself too serious but always delivers on the fun. My criticisms of this film are the same as in his previous movies. Some scenes could’ve been trimmed down to create a tighter final product and I find the (over)use of the blaring death metal music in all the gore scenes a little distracting. The music takes the focus off of the gore, and the problem with this is that Balsamo is a pretty damn talented f/x artist!! Balsamo, once again, wears a lot of hats in COOL AS HELL. He’s the lead actor, writer, director, producer. editor, and production designer. He’s a true indie horror filmmaker. We also get some fun genre cameos. Indie horror filmmaker Donald Farmer, Laurence R. Harvey from HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2, and horror f/x guru Tom Savini to name a few.

COOL AS HELL proves once again that James Balsamo is here to stay and that the indie horror scene is alive and thriving. COOL AS HELL is a fun, no-brainer genre flick that’s works best watching it with some buddies and some booze. Check this one out.

My Summary:

Director: James Balsamo (& writer)

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars

Gore: 6 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem: 2 out of 5 brains

Reviewed by Scott Shoyer