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Film Review: "The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence"

May 29, 2015 7:02 a.m.

KPBS film critic Beth Accomando reviews the final installment in Tom Six's trilogy, "The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence."

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ANCHOR INTRO: Tom Six’s Human Centipede triptych has even some horror fans saying you can goo too far. But that’s why KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando is eager to host screenings of Human Centipede 3 this weekend at the Digital Gym Cinema.

CLIP Warning: The following preview may be too disturbing for some audiences.

I love films that divide audiences. Tom Six’s Human Centipede did that in 2009 by serving up a tale of a crazed but fastidious doctor who surgically sewed three people together. The first film had an antiseptic quality to its visual presentation but that was replaced by a do-it-yourself, staple gun approach in the gritty sequel. Now Six serves up The Final Sequence in which a prison puts his idea to use.

CLIP We have to make a human centipede of our prisoners sewn ass-to-mouth, sharing one digestive system.

You can call Six sick and twisted but his films form a savvy horror trilogy that provocatively comments on the genre. Each film has upped the ante in different ways and Human Centipede 3 is an audacious finale that I dare you to watch.

Beth Accomando, KPBS News