I’ve never seen the original “Laid to Rest”. I mention this fact as it’s the root cause of most of my problems with the sequel, “Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2”. Unlike a good sequel, which will expand upon the world introduced by the original in a way that gives old fans more of what they love and simultaneously creates new fans, “Chromeskull” takes a decidedly different approach.
"The Human Centipede" became the unlikeliest of cultural memes when it surfaced back in 2009. From hipster art projects on Etsy to an episode of South Park, "Centipede" was the movie that nearly everyone seemed to know about but only a handful had actually seen.
Jumping the Shark idiom
: used to describe the moment in it’s evolution when a brand, design or creative effort moves beyond the essential qualities that initially defined it’s success; beyond relevance or recovery
Back when I interviewed Michael Paul Stephenson about his documentary "Best Worst Movie", he mentioned something in passing that at the time didn't really click with me. Here's what he said about director Claudio Fragasso, and his plans for a "Troll 2" sequel: