Over the past few weeks the internet has been buzzing with new clips for the year's biggest blockbusters (as well as one that isn't due until next year). Trailers for everything, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fantastic Four, Jurassic World, Marvel's Ant-Man, and Batman V Superman has fans properly enthused and thoroughly amped. However, there is one upcoming film that stands triumphantly above the rest. That's right, the first footage for The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) has finally been released.
Say what you will about the Human Centipede series. As unfathomably abhorrent as they may be, the films never suffered from any delusions of grandeur of either being artistic achievements or the conceit of containing a deeper "message." Rather, they carry themselves with the dignity befitting of films about people getting abducted and turned into a sickening phalanx of gastrointestinal extension cords.
So, in celebration of the impending Final Sequence (which will feature an insane 500 person human centipede), now is as good a time as ever to look back at the films that helped pave the way for the extremities that are now possible in the horror genre. Some films pushed the limits of torture porn simply for the sake of doing so, while others are masterclasses in excessiveness.
Be warned, some descriptions for the films contain spoilers for emphasis purposes, and are definitely not for the faint of heart. For everyone else, keep some Pepto-Bismol close by and enjoy.