This March, World Movies presents the world’s most twisted films. Not for the faint of heart, these blood-soaked movies explore some truly terrifying territory. Featuring the final sequence in hit-cult horror trilogy The Human Centipede 3; the bold yet disturbing horror-comedy Teeth; three controversial and mystical tales of love and death from three of Germany’s most shocking directors, German Angst; Rolf de Heer’s unnerving Australian cult classic Bad Boy Bubby; and the frightening and intriguing psychological thriller Goodnight Mommy.
Monday 14 March 8.30pm
The Human Centipede 3 (USA, 2015)
Bully prison warden Bill Boss, leading a big state prison in the USA, has a lot of problems; his prison has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country, and he is unable to earn the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor. He constantly fails in his attempts to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight comes up with a brilliant idea to revolutionise the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars, an idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies.
Tuesday 15 March 8.30pm
Teeth (USA, 2007)
High school student Dawn works hard at suppressing her budding sexuality by being the local chastity group’s most active participant. Her task is made even more difficult by her bad boy stepbrother Brad’s increasingly provocative behaviour at home. A stranger to her own body, innocent Dawn discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of negative male attention.
Wednesday 16 March 8.30pm
German Angst (Germany, 2015)
Acclaimed writers and directors J√∂rg Buttgereit, Andreas Marschall, Michal Kosakowski are back behind the camera with a supreme feature film, controversial, mystical and disturbing, with three German tales of love, sex and death in Berlin from Germany’s most shocking and controversial directors.
Thursday 17 March 8.30pm
Bad Boy Bubby (Australia, 1993)
Bad Boy Bubby is so bad that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force Bubby into the waiting world, a place which is just as unusual to him as he is to the world.
Friday 18 March 8.30pm
Goodnight Mummy (Austria, 2014)
In the heat of the summer, a lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields, lives nine-year-old twin brothers who are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. It emerges an existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust.
Saturday 19 March from 5.00pm – Marathon of all 5 films.