KB: One of my most popular posts since I start Babblings, is the one from B-Sol from Vault of Horror where he reviewed The Human Centipede. This movie made major WTFckery waves because of the disturbing plot. The story is about a mad scientist who kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a new "pet"-- a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.
Since then The Human Centipede has become a sort of cult horror movie classic, even being recognized and poked fun at in South Park in an episode called HUMANCENTiPAD.
The director, Tom Six then decided to film a sequel that is more disturbing than the first. The Human Centipede II is inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter. Martin is a mentally disturbed loner who lives with his mother in a bleak housing project. He works the night shift as a security guard in an equally grim and foreboding underground parking complex. To escape his dreary existence, Martin loses himself in the fantasy world of the cult horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence), fetishizing the meticulous surgical skills of the gifted Dr. Heiter, whose knowledge of the human gastrointestinal system inspires Martin to attempt the unthinkable.
Over the summer, the BBFC (UK certification board) refused to grant this movie a certificate, effectively banning the movie from being shown in cinemas or DVD in the UK.
When a movie is banned, it makes you wonder how much of a WTFckery it could be. I'll admit that in recent years I've become squeamish when it comes to horror movies. I couldn't sleep in my own bedroom for a week after watching Paranormal Activity and I swear zombies will rise from the grave and take over the world ala The Walking Dead.
Since Brian's review of The Human Centipede was such a big hit, I invited him back here to watch and review the sequel. And from what I hear, The Human Centipede II is one foul and OMGWTFBBQ film.
Thanks Brian for taking one for the team so I don't have to watch and end up rocking in the corner because what has been seen, can't be unseen...
Brian: A year and a half ago, I spoke out as a defender of a film I thought was being unfairly judged right out of the gate. That film was Tom Six’s The Human Centipede, and it was alternately being bashed by the mainstream for being too revolting, and by the hardcore horror freaks for being not revolting enough. The movie that I saw was a slick, well-made psychological horror flick being wrongly marketed as a gross-out piece of torture porn. I felt those dismissing it as too over-the-top simply hadn’t seen the picture, and was saddened by those who only seemed to be upset about not seeing enough ass-to-mouth contact.
The Human Centipede II Facts: So far the movie has made $118,471 as of 10/30. The third and final movie in this trilogy is now in post-production.
"As of August 2011, Six was already working on a sequel, to be titled The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence). Six has revealed that the film will again be very different from the previous part but will also start with its ending, so in the end the parts of the trilogy would form one continuous film about four and a half hours long, making it similar to a centipede. He also stated that the third film will answer some "lasting questions," will have a strange happy ending, and will be the last of the series as he does not want to do any more Centipede films.In an interview with DreadCentral.com, Six said the third film will "make the last one look like a Disney film. We're going to shoot the third film entirely in America, and it's going to be my favourite... It's going to upset a lot of people."
A few other Human Centipede II reviews:
In closing, always keep your eye out for Dora centipedes crawling around: