One of the best things about Tom Six’s The Human Centipede films is that they’re cast with no-names, which makes it have a more gritty and realistic feel. I wouldn’t put it past Six, an artistic genius, to cast “stars” as part of some larger meta joke.
According to EW, The Dark Knight actor Eric Roberts, below, has been cast in Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence). Franchise producer Ilona Six confirmed that the star, who was Oscar-nominated for playing an escaped convict in 1985′s Runaway Train, will appear in the third film of the notorious horror series.
Six also confirmed that Tommy “Tiny” Lister (No Holds Barred, Friday), Robert LaSardo (Death Race), and former porn actress (and former Charlie Sheen paramour) Bree Olson, pictured above, will make their Centipede debuts in the movie.
They join a cast that already features returning villains Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey and the series’ writer-director Tom Six.
The third movie is currently being shot in California and will reportedly feature a 500-person centipede.
Bloody has exclusive word that the centipede is part of a “prison sentence” in the near future. Excellent. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with none other than the great Devin Townsend! Discussing everything from his new coffee maker to the just-released Epicloud to scoring a movie, we get the rundown on all that is going on in the world of Devin Townsend. Read this extensive interview below!
Epicloud was released this past Tuesday. Make sure to pick up your copy either via CMDistro or iTunes/Amazon. READ MORE
Our weekend edition of News Bites begins with the unconfirmed news that Tom Six is looking to German acting legend Udo Kier (pictured) to replace Dieter Laser in The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), which has been delayed due to the clash between Six and Laser. An article back on March 29 revealed that Six would sue Laser, who played the evil German surgeon “Dr. Heiter” in First Sequence, of backing out of the final film. This news is unconfirmed, but will be updated as it becomes official.
A bit of fun came out of an interview between GQ and director Martin Scorsese. When asked about Twilight the director replied: “The vampire thing always works for some reason. Always works,” adding that he “happen[s] to like vampires more than zombies.” When asked why, he replied, “Well, a vampire, quite honestly, you could have a conversation with. He has a sexuality. I mean the undead thing … Zombies, what are you going to do with them? Just keep chopping them up, shooting at them, shooting at them.”
We also found a pretty funny article over at NME that’s just as cool as it is hilarious. The site reports that Slayer have become the latest band to announce that they will be launching their own brand of red wine. The wine, which is fittingly named ‘Reign In Blood’, is a Cabernet Sauvignon from California and not made out of the blood of any sacrificed animals. According to Classic Rock, the wine, much like Slayer’s brand of heavy metal, will have a “tough and uncompromising taste”. Sadly, it’s currently only on sale in Sweden, so you’ll have to order some specially rather than heading to the supermarket. You can find out more about ‘Reign In Blood’ at Brandsforfans.se.
After a string premiere, Fearnet has shared the following clip from the second episode of “Holliston”. Episode 2, “Camera Rental”, guest stars Bill Moseley, Ray Wise, and Parry Shen guest star, “Joe and Adam hire out the company’s camera to fund their horror film trailer – but the guy they rent it to vanishes! Meanwhile Corri and Laura discover their new apartment is haunted.” “Holliston” airs Tuesday nights at 10:30 PM on FEARnet. READ MORE
Original Review From Fantastic Fest ‘11
Despite being shown in theatres, it’s hard to actually classify The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence as a film. Like Faces of Death, it’s a collection of increasingly gross ideas strung together, specifically designed to push buttons and offend with the added bonus of having something that barely passes as a narrative woven between them. When viewed in that light, it’s admirable how committed director Tom Six is to his vision and how uncompromised it feels, but as he explained during a post-screening Q&A, it’s basically a bunch of leftover ideas that he couldn’t fit in the first time around. The explanation makes sense, but it certainly doesn’t setup the context for why these events are occurring or what Six is attempting to comment on with his grotesque display of medical inaccuracies. READ MORE
I think it’s safe to assume that most of us grew up watching Beavis And Butthead, whether we had to sneak out after our parents were asleep to watch it or not (maybe that last part was just me…). Mike Judge has done a lot of great, noteworthy things since the show ended – Office Space and Idiocracy are brilliant – but the two slackers inspire quite a bit of nostalgia and randomly show up on MTV every now and then. There’s been talk of Beavis And Butthead making a comeback for quite a while and at this past Comic-Con, Judge showed off a preview of some new bits which you can check out after the break.
The guys used to spend their time ridiculing music videos but they’ve kind of expanded their horizons – hopefully not THAT much – and are going to be reviewing flicks in an ‘At The Movies’ sort of setting, starting with The Human Centipede.
“That’s the only one I’ve done so far and one of the things I have them do after they show a clip of the movie is I have them talking about how there’s going to be a Sex and the City 3, why don’t they combine it with a Human Centipede sequel and just have those girls all get lost in the forest, the doctor strings them all together and you get two sequels in one,” said Judge. “Since I’ve done that, now there is a sequel to Human Centipede. It’ll still play hopefully. That’s part of the reason we’re waiting is we want to do a movie that’s just coming out. We have this animated set of them on a Siskel and Ebert like set.”
Brawndo is sponsoring the show, right?
With The Human Centipede: First Sequence being parodied by the likes of South Park and Funny or Die, it’s pretty obvious that Tom Six’s strangely crude horror film has become part of our pop culture. The sequel – The Human Centipede: Full Sequence – is set for release after the summer, but it won’t be the last of the NSFW concept.
The director recently sat down with EW to chat about sequels, parodies, and how Dr. Heiter has changed his life for better or worse.
Tom Six’s The Human Centipede has made quite an impact on pop culture this year, ranging from fan made video games to porno. With the holidays squishing right in our face tomorrow night, images of a fan made “Human Centipede Ornament” have flushed their way online, along with a holiday greeting card from director Tom Six that features Santa Claus and his not-so-merry Christmas sniff, err I mean gift.