It’s been a little while since I’ve seen anything that has really gotten me excited and while I can’t exactly say that I’m looking forward to another Human Centipede movie, the thrill ride aspect of this latest one, which looks incredibly fucking vile, is something to talk about. There’s also this matter of a new Don Coscarelli flick and no matter how you slice it, that is definitely something to talk about. So let’s start there, shall we?
John Dies At The End by David Wong, a pen name for Jason Pargin a writer for cracked.com, is what would happen if the regulars at 4chan’s /z/ board had written Naked Lunch. It’s a particularly strange horror novel where a pair of 20-something jackasses get wrapped up with a fictional drug on the street called Soy Sauce. Soy Sauce grants the user an out of body experience and clairvoyance. It is an unbelievably weird story involving a tremendous amount of modern internet-borne paranormal mythology and paranoia. It’s also massively self-aware with the author, David Wong, being a major player in the story. John Dies At The End is modern psychedelic horror, it’s cult, it’s fucked up and everyone should read it. Director Don Coscarelli, one of my favorites thanks to the Phantasm pictures and Bubba Ho-Tep returns to the director’s chair with the feature film adapted from the novel and I gotta tell ya, it’s looking badass! Cast a gander, bitches!
Next up, we’ve been hearing about the Human Centipede sequel pretty much since the first one leaked onto the internet and freaked everyone out. My review of the movie is a harsh but positive look at a movie that no one should see but in hindsight, I actually think that Human Centipede (First Sequence) is pretty silly. A little while back it was announced that the whole of England decided that they were having none of that shit and preemptively banned the movie citing that it was harmful, thus ensuring that bootlegs would flood the British homeland and occupy the hard drives and mobile devices of everyone with an adventurous streak. It also made sure that this movie would be widely circulated and wildly popular. It’s even wearing the British censorship like a badge of honor. They mention it in the pull quotes at the end of the trailer, which by the way, looks unbearably nasty. Thought the last one was bad? This one looks a thousand times worse. Quite frankly, from what I hear about it, I’m not even sure I want to see it and this is coming from a guy who sat through the entire uncut run of A Serbian Film (and hated every fucking god forsaken second of it). Honestly, folks. With the nasty tone of this extreme shit coming out lately, I’m not sure I can handle this anymore. Can you see why maybe I’m not posting here as much as I used to. Either way, this trailer starts off gently and ends on exactly the note that Tom Six wanted to end on. I’m sure that every time he rolls something new out about it, he laughs his ass off at the collective internet frenzy that results. Expect sick things upon release.