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Teaser Trailer 2 released for Tom Six’s ‘The Onania Club’

Teaser Trailer 2 released for Tom Six’s ‘The Onania Club’

Audiences remain divided when it come to controversial filmmaker Tom Six, whose Human Centipede trilogy has left a lasting impression on viewers. Whilst some fans thrive on the extreme nature of his films asking for more, others are repulsed by the image to the extend that they have even sent him death threats. Praised or reviled Tom Six seems to thrive on the reactions to his film  often responding to fans on critics on social media, as it seems to inspire him to push the boundaries even further.

When it comes to details regard Tom Six’s latest film The Onania Club very few details have been released, with the first short teaser trailer released last year and a brief synopsis not revealing much about the film.

Hanna secretly joins a group called The Onania Club. Its members, strong independent L.A. women, get aroused by the misery of others. Hanna meets more misery than she could ever hope for and in the process loses everything she cares for.

Today however Tom Six has released a second teaser trailer, which gives you an insight into some of the controversial themes you can expect. If you thought The Human Centipede was provocative, prepare to be offended once more.

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Brace Yourself for Tom Six’s The Onania Club

Brace Yourself for Tom Six’s The Onania Club

Tom Six Twitter pic-The Onania Club filmingFans of Tom Six and The Human Centipede films can get ready to be shocked all over again with his upcoming film The Onania Club! The film is hopefully set to drop later this year but, as of now, there is no official release date. You can also follow The Onania Club page on Facebook for further updates.

The Onania Club Facebook page-Tom Six tweetAfter the second Human Centipede film, fans were expecting something really special for the third one but it didn’t live up to most people’s expectations. I didn’t hate the movie I just felt they were released in the wrong order the third should have been the second and the second should have been the big finale. A lot of critics were making claims like “he’s beginning to believe his own hype” and “ It’s time for Tom Six to grow up”. I disagree, I feel his films are exactly what they claim to be – shocking, disturbing, and extreme. As for “the hype”, he skillfully creates it himself. Masterfully marketing himself as an accomplished shock peddler, he has people worked into a frenzy before his movies even come out. That being said I’m ready for something new from him and eager to see what he else he can do.

Tom Six tweet - Part of a frame from The Onania ClubFor those of you who don’t know (I certainly didn’t), Onania or Onanism is a form of masturbation and or the act of “pulling out”. That is the only real clue we’re given. Other than that, unfortunately, I can’t tell you a whole heck of a lot about The Onania Club because he’s being incredibly tight-lipped about the whole thing. During an interview, Tom stated,

The Onania Club will be a very original, highly perverted black comedy that will shake up the world yet again.

He goes on to say the film will be:

The most politically incorrect inhumane horror flick ever unleashed on mankind.

He also feels it will be far more extreme than The Human Centipede franchise… I certainly hope so, Tom. I am ready to be wowed, and I think if anyone can accomplish a genuine shocker, it’s Tom Six.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)

MOVIE REVIEW: The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)

By John Roisland

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The Human Centipede III
(Final Sequence)

In 2009 Tom Six shocked and, for many, disgusted, the movie industry with his release of The Human Centipede (First Sequence) - the story of a crazed doctor who surgically sewed three victims together to form a human centipede. Two short years later, he was back for the follow up with The Human Centipede 2 (Second Sequence), that movie’s viewers said was even more vile and disgusting than the original. This time around, the story of a mentally abused man, who is a fan of the movie, The Human Centipede, and wants to live out the movie by renting a dingy, dirty warehouse where he preforms less than medically precise operations on victims that he has kidnapped from the parking garage where he works.

And now for our entrée, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence), was released by Six Entertainment Company. Three goes like this: An alcoholic, sadistic prison warden named Bill Boss (played by Dieter Laser, returning to the series after playing the insane doctor from the first film) who takes great interest in seeing his prisoners tortured by his own hands, is teamed up with Dwight Butler (Laurence R. Harvey who starred in Human Centipede II)), the warden’s sidekick and his voice of reason.

Throughout the film, Butler tries to convince Boss to stop abusing the inmates because of rising medical costs and the legal backlash. At last he tries to persuade Boss to create an inmate centipede. He outlines the pros to this: no more fights, cost cut backs on staff, housing, medical, and so on. He even goes as far as showing Boss the movie in his office, but this doesn’t work as well as he’d anticipated. When the movie is over, Boss yells about how the film was a piece of shit.

images (3)While passed out, Boss has a nightmare of being captured and raped by an inmate (Robert LaSardo from Death Race, Anarchy Parlor, Nip/Tuck) through a puncture wound in his kidneys, while being surrounded by a large group of fellow inmates. So, after this, and a prison riot, Boss rethinks his stand and decides that maybe constructing a human inmate-centipede might not be such a bad idea.

I like Tom Six, I like his vision, .... this one was just too cheeky. Now I personally also think Dieter is a scary man, but after this film, if I had to listen to Boss howl, moan, and yell in drunken stupors one more time... I most likely would have blown my own head off!

I did, however, like how the main cast of the first two were brought in to make this film together, I really did, and it was very suiting. But Six, turned a hard corner and went from the road he was on to an almost cheesy film. Sad, too, because the first two installments were, let's just say, kind of powerful and unforgettable films. Let’s face it, like them or not, you talked about them. This one lost its flair; the shock was kinda there, but the gore wasn't really even present. Disturbing in its own way, I guess, but it still didn't have the same impact. Since Six himself had a scene in the movie, I’m guessing he wanted to end this series on a slightly lighter, less serious note... I hope that was his intent anyhow.

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The film also stars Eric Roberts ( The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Bree Olsen (Live Nude Girls, Camp Massacre), and Tiny Lister (Friday, The Fifth Element)

Mr. Six, I am anxious to see what you come up with next, I really am, but if it might be a fourth installment of our centipede, I cant promise I'll be taking the time to even bother.

So, in the long run, my friends, unless you’re planning on playing this in the background of a party for for kicks, I hate to say, but DON’T BOTHER! But I have to this time around.

Stay Evil

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The Human Centipede Trilogy – Final Observations

How Does The Human Centipede Trilogy Stack Up

By Woofer McWooferson

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

At first glance, The Human Centipede films (First, Full, and Final Sequences) seem little more than shock horror that is designed merely to gross out its audience – and each alone does that very well. However, when viewed as a trilogy, as Tom Six intended, they become iconic, rising above the individual films to become the epitome of franchise horror. Each film knows its place in the series and Six makes sure that each delivers exactly what audiences want and expect from them. Is the trilogy 100% medically accurate? No, but it is 100% entertaining.

Check out my introduction to the series. For more detail on the movies, check out my reviews of The Human Centipede (First Sequence), The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), and The Human Centipede (Final Sequence).

Final score is 10/10 claws for understanding sequels and making a trilogy to rival any franchise horror.

NOTE: When scoring The Human Centipede trilogy, the movies were evaluated for what they are as opposed to evaluating them as thoughtful films in the vein of Academy Award winners.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)

Reflecting on The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

By Woofer McWooferson

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WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS

Writer and Director: Tom Six; Stars: Bree Olson, Eric Roberts, Laurence R. Harvey, Dieter Laser; Rating: NR; Run Time: 102 min; Genre: Horror; Country: Taiwan; Language: English; Year: 2015
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) is the final film in Tom Six's grotesque body horror trilogy. The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) continues the meta concept by beginning with the end of The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), including the end of The Human Centipede (First Sequence) that is in The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence). Thus, we are watching a film based on a film based on a film. As with The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) firmly follows the grand tradition of franchise sequels by being bigger, badder, and bolder than the previous films. If The Human Centipede (First Sequence) pushed the envelope, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) threw it over the edge, and The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) farted on it, set it on fire, and then pushed it over the edge, taking the viewer along for the ride. Had this been the first film, we would not have seen another, let alone two.

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) focuses on the warden of a vastly over budget prison that is facing closure and his harried prison accountant. Bill Boss (Deiter Laser) is even more outrageous than the mad Dr. Heiter in The Human Centipede (First Sequence) while Dwight Butler (Laurence R. Harvey) is more intelligent and confident that Martin in The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence). Butler, having shown The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) to Boss, believes he can solve the budget issues if only Boss would listen. The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) takes the viewer on a tour of the prison via the deranged actions of Boss himself. Butler follows Boss from one horrific moment to the next, all the while the attempting to mitigate the cost of the warden's actions and relate his proposed budget solution. We do not question Boss' insanity, depravity, and egomania; nor do we question Butler's sincerity in trying to keep the prison solvent.

Centipede veterans Peter Blankenship, Akihiro Kitamura, and others return for the outrageous grand finale. Other notable actors include adult film star Bree Olson as the warden's assistant, fan favorite Eric Roberts as the governor, and Tommy 'Tiny' Lister as the inmate who becomes the lead segment. Tom Six plays himself in a small role, reinforcing the idea that the first two were films and that this one is reality.

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) is disgusting, disturbing, and demented, and as such it succeeds magnificently. It takes its role as a typical horror sequel seriously, so there is no filter and no regulator; the horror and the gore start immediately and do not end until the credits roll. Once again, this is not for the easily nauseated, faint of heart, or children.

Check out my introduction to this series and my reviews of The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence). Watch for my overall review of the series as a whole.

6.5/10 claws

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

By Woofer McWooferson

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Writer and Director: Tom Six; Stars: Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie; Rating: NR; Run Time: 91 min; Genre: Horror; Country: Australia; Language: English

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is a worthy follow up to the original film. Where The Human Centipede (First Sequence) keeps the gore to a minimum, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) embraces it. Beginning where The Human Centipede (First Sequence) ends, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) eschews the franchise tradition of making a prequel or sequel and, instead, sets The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) in a world where The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is a movie. As the end of The Human Centipede (First Sequence) rolls, the camera pulls back and we see that Martin (Laurence R. Harvey), a parking garage security officer, is transfixed. Within minutes, Martin begins his sadistic and insane quest to create his own human centipede. Released in B&W due to excessive gore, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) also employed few locations, a minimal cast, and nominal dialogue. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) leads viewers into the dark and twisted labyrinth of Martin's mind where his obsession with The Human Centipede (First Sequence) eventually obliterates all other aspects of his life.

At home, Martin is a mildly mentally challenged man whose mother still controls most aspects of her son's life. Powerless and abused, The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is his only escape. As his mother's abuse escalates, Martin's mental state declines, and he retreats further into his dark fantasy life. Unable to execute his fantasy at home, he rents a warehouse and where he stores his victims as he gathers the 12 people he needs for his centipede. Martin's segments, for he does not think of them as individuals, are drawn from wherever he can get them. Unlike the mad doctor in The Human Centipede (First Sequence), Martin has no medical training and cares not for the aesthetics of his centipede, only the total length and number of segments matter.

Where The Human Centipede (First Sequence) was deft and dramatic, The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is bold and brassy. There is no long lead in to give us insight into Martin, rather it is presented throughout the movie as Martin interacts with his mother, neighbors, and doctor. Laurence R. Harvey conveys everything we need to know about Martin with his body and the occasional grunt. Facial expressions, posture, and stride all speak of an unstable man buffeted by life and longing for control. Martin has none of the skills of the mad doctor from The Human Centipede (First Sequence), but he makes up for this in enthusiasm and ingenuity. Incredibly, he persuades Ashlyn Yennie, who plays herself, to “audition for a Quentin Tarantino film” so that he can incorporate her as a segment. With each new segment he captures, his self-confidence increases, and he is, by the end, a god in his own mind.

As with The Human Centipede (First Sequence), The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is definitely not for the weak stomached, faint of heart, or children. If, however, you liked The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and are fond of grotesque and twisted body horror, you will not be disappointed.

Check out my review for The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and my introduction to The Human Centipede trilogy. Also, watch for my review of The Human Centipede (Final Sequence) as well as an overall review of the series as a whole.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

By Woofer McWooferson

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) movie poster

Writer and Director: Tom Six; Stars: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura; Rating: R; Run Time: 92 min; Genre: Horror; Country: USA; Language: English; Year: 2009

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is one of those rare movies where viewers are well aware of the premise and yet are delightfully surprised by the execution – if the viewer is not easily nauseated. Writer and director Tom Six transforms a minimal cast, typical setup, and standard location into a dark comedy that is just serious enough to set the stage for the coming sequels. Six makes the most of the performances, and we feel the terror and revulsion that the victims endure. When The Human Centipede (First Sequence) was released, horror fans were already divided into two camps: 1) hard core fans who have to see everything and 2) those repulsed by the concept. Six himself admits there is no middle ground, only those who love it and those who hate it.

The movie centers around Dr. Heiter and his mad crusade to connect three humans together in a grotesque ass to mouth procedure (100% Medically Accurate!). Writer and director Tom Six sets a languorous pace, allowing viewers get to know Lindsay (Ashley C. Williams), Jenny (Ashlynn Yennie), and Katsuro (Akihiro Kitamura) as the horror grows exponentially. We empathize and sympathize with the would-be segments as they are joined and then trained by the mad doctor. The horror, nausea, and revulsion that they experience is palpable, and the ego-maniacal insanity of Dr. Heiter is both unquestionable and unwavering. By the time the characters become segments, we are lost in their sorrow and anguish, shuddering both internally and externally. The end is more powerful than one would expect from a movie with this premise, but it works and it brings us back to the sobering reality of the situation.

In spite of its flaws, it's a better horror movie that most credit it. Indeed, Six ensures the film maintains an extremely dark comedic layer by allowing Dieter Laser free reign as the mad doctor and by the “100 Medically Accurate” disclaimer. The mad doctor's house is beautiful, allowing for some incredible cinematography. The movie begins and ends with long pan shots that draw us into the film as it begins and drawing us out as it ends. Between these we are treated to a movie that pushes the bounds of taste aside and strides through with a purpose. While the gore level remains quite low, this movie should not be viewed by very young children. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is not for the easily disgusted, but it is for cult film fans. And Tom Six has only begun.

Check out my introduction to The Human Centipede trilogy and watch for my reviews of The Human Centipede (Full Sequence) and The Human Centipede (Final Sequence) as well as an

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Human Centipede Trilogy Introduction

The Human Centipede Series: Introduction

By Woofer McWooferson

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

Some movies (including The Human Centipede) and their sequels are billed as not suitable for the faint of heart, some assert they're based on true stories, and some claim to be beyond the limits of decency. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and its sequels, comedic horror of the most disturbing kind, assert medical accuracy as only medically inaccurate yet horrifically disgusting movies can. The Human Centipede films were inspired by what writer/director Tom Six jokingly said would be a great punishment for child molesters: sewing their mouths to the asses of sweaty, long haul truck drivers. Exactly how this idea transformed into a trilogy of films that hold no punches when it comes to the gross out is something only Tom Six can answer. Regardless of the evolution of the idea, The Human Centipede trilogy have carved a gross niche in the body horror genre.

Six, born 29 August 1973 in Noord-Holland,Netherlands and known for wearing RAF-style sunglasses, Panama and cowboy hats, and light-colored linen suits, says of his films, "I try to create original films, why write stories that are done a hundred thousand times? Create something new, push boundaries, why else bother?" and "I don't like happy endings in films, only at massage parlors." Indeed, his films clearly reflect his philosophy, something not always possible for filmmakers in today's world. Among his influences are his favorite films La Grande Bouffe (1973), The Idiots (1998), Crash (1996), Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975), and Fitzcarraldo (1982). Salò's influence is quite clear in The Human Centipede trilogy.

Check out the rest of my commentary on this trilogy:

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
The Human Centipede (Full Sequence)
The Human Centipede (Final Sequence)
The Human Centipede Trilogy Final Observations

Stay spooky.

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