The Human Centipede
100% Medically Accurate horror film about a misunderstood scientist.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is a 2010 horror film from the Netherlands written and directed by some perv named Tom Six. The premise concerns a misanthropic German doctor who was a specialist in separating Siamese Twins and his grotesque experiment.
Two American girls on vacation in Germany, as well as a Japanese man, are kidnapped by the doctor, who puts them under anesthesia, removes their teeth, severs the tendons in their knees, and then stitches them together, anus-to-mouth to create a "human centipede". The three lucky participants are then forced to crawl around while the mad doctor admires his creation. Everything goes downhill when the problem of digestion becomes a concern for the second and third parts of the "centipede".
The film ends in a very bad way for everyone concerned, including some police officers, yet the director is working on a sequel which will make the first film "look like My Little Pony".
Dutch filmmaker Tom Six had joked with friends that pedophiles should be punished by having their mouths stitched to the anuses of fat truck drivers. Not content to leave it at that, he expanded the idea into a horror film influenced by Josef Mengele's experiments during World War II, David Cronenberg films, Japanese horror films, reality television, and Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, a delightful Italian film, in addition to whatever goes on in his own twisted mind.
- Sequel being filmed, promises to be over 9000 times more revolting
- Received a unique rating from Roger Ebert, who did not give the film Zero Stars, he simply refused to give it a star rating, stating, "I am required to award stars to movies I review. This time, I refuse to do it. The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don't shine."
- Parodied on South Park and in a porn parody entitled The Human Sexipede.
- Available to watch for free On Demand from the Independent Film Channel, at least if you have Comcast, on a regular basis.
- The director hired a surgeon to help design the effects for a procedure for creating a "Human Centipede" that would be able to survive, leading to the "100% Medically Accurate" claim from the teasers.
The USB Centipede