Guinea Pig - He Never DiesArmed with a larger budget, the film makers decided to take the Guinea Pig series in a new direction. Ditching the snuff film theme of the previous movies and introducing a huge dash of black humour, this third entry revolves around a depressed office worker, who becomes so fraught after his girlfriend ditches him, he decides to commit suicide.

Having closeted himself in is apartment, he picks up a knife and cuts his wrists open. However, and despite the blood gushing out, death fails to arrive. Notwithstanding, he proceeds to cut open the veins in his neck but again, despite the blood loss, he still doesn't die.

Taking matters to the extreme, he invites his boss round to his flat where he proceeds to have fun freaking him out by hacking his own limbs off and disembowelling himself in front of him, which although severely freaks out his employer, STILL fails to bring his life to an end.

Is he a zombie? Will he eventually manage to end his life? If so, how much more of him will he have to cut off? Totally different in style from the previous films, playing more of a black comedy, this one is really only watchable for the gore. As with the other films in the series, there's not much plot to speak of, but if you like campy gore feasts you should enjoy this.

Overall marks : 4/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • First film in the series to have full cast and crew credits.

  • Previous entries were released in Japan by "Orange" video. This and all subsequent films were released by Japan Home Video (JHV).

  • Camera operators and production crew had to wear face masks and cover their equipment in plastic bags to shield themselves from the fake blood being splashed around during the offal throwing scene.

  • The scene where the lead character disembowels himself was achieved by the actor leaning through a hole in a false wall and them attaching a false pair of legs and a torso to his upper body, which they filled with offal.

  • There was a scene cut from the film showing the lead character talking about stapling his eyelids shut, then ripping them open again. This is included in the "making of" documentary.

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Other films in the series.

Guinea Pig - Devil's Experiment Guinea Pig - Flowers of Flesh and Blood Guinea Pig - Mermaid in a Manhole Guinea Pig - Android of Notre Dame Guinea Pig - Devil Doctor Woman

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