European Director Tom Six has become the freshest face in the horror community to reach star status with his 2010 shocker The Human Centipede: First Sequence. In hyping the film’s now in post-production sequel, The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence, Six had used the “Disney” analogy stating that it would make the first “look like a Disney film.” It’s a strong statement considering how unnerving the first assembly was, which is probably why he’s already opting to use the exact same bold statement to hype up the end to the trilogy, currently in development.
Already banned by the British Board of Film Classification, Six had some more bad news for the BBFC: Human Centipede 3 is going to “make the last one look like a Disney film,” he tells Empire. “We’re going to shoot the third film entirely in America and it’s going to be my favourite…It’s going to upset a lot of people.”
The director also confirmed that part three would be the last of his Centi-series, in a stitch guaranteeing cinema its most extreme trilogy. Despite his protestations, Six was asked if he might feel a temptation to dust off the sandpaper for a fourth installment. “No. Never, ever.”
While I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, I do fear that Six may be taking the franchise too far. I am not a fan of torture films without a point (see Chaos and more recently Morituris). If Six opts to shock and awe by inflicting horrible pain on the film’s protagonists without any social commentary, I fear I’m going to be greatly disappointed in the man. Hopefully Full Sequence will see a release later this year and we’ll be able to dissect the “Centipede” a bit further…