If you’re into S&M type crap, then this movie might be something you’d be interesting in seeing. The movie centers around a once highly respected doctor who goes a little mad. He creates a multi-legged dog, but it dies. Happy with his progress he yearns for something bigger. He wants to prove that he is still the great doctor he once was. He challenges himself to create the first (and hopefully last) human centipede. Cue the chicks.
Two American girls are in Germany looking for a good time and they end up at some party. Afterwards their car breaks down, and they have a run in with a pervert. While I am not one to dive into translation books, this scene will make anyone aware that is best to know some of the native language you are traveling in. The girls walk and walk. They finally come to the house of Doctor Heiter. He seems nice. Even offers them water and calls a taxi service to retrieve the girls. Unfortunately for the ladies, the man didn’t call the taxi service and the water he offered them is laced with some sleeping drug. The girls pass out and wake up to find themselves chained to beds. They are not alone.
Much like any evil person in any movie, the man explains his entire plans for creating a human centipede using the two girls and the two detectives investigating the girls’ disappearance. Imagine if you will. Being sewn together to the ass of the person in front of you. If I recall, Dante of “Clerks” made it perfectly clear that you never go ass to mouth. That rule is not applied to this movie.
The movie itself seemed slow at times. A lot of just random and strange things. I mean, we have three people sewn together to create a human centipede. Heiter spends his time with his creation treating them like a pet. He trains them how to walk, abusing them when they don’t do as their told. The three of them work as a team. A process that may seem easy but with one of them, Katsuro, only speaking Japanese, the communication chain is broken.
Can the abusive scenes be the worst ones? Hell no. Is there something more off-the-wall offensive than watching a mad doctor sew three people together? I submit that there is! But what? What is the most horrific scene in the movie? Well…the Chinese man eats some food. And what happens after you eat food? That’s right boys and girls. Everyone Poops. I cringed and gagged as I watched the scene unfold before my eyes. I watched as the Chinese man apologized to the American woman. He clenched his teeth and cried, “I’m sorry! I’m sorry!” You don’t see the fecal matter escape from his anus like some CSI episode, but you know what’s going on. You know this woman is getting a mouthful of poop. A big mouthful of lo-mein-laced poop. Aside from the poop eating, there isn’t much more to the movie that will turn you off. Or if you suffer from coprophilia it’s the only thing that will turn you on. If that is your cup of tea, then take a gander at “2 girls 1 cup” (perv).
In the end, Heiter dies from a bullet to the head. Both detectives are killed, bobbing in a pool like a pair of ocean buoys. The Japanese man commits Hari Kari, slashing his throat with a piece of broken glass. One of the gals, the end of the centipede, dies from her infection. The final tourists is alone, stuck between her dead friend and the poop-making Japanese man. Sucks to be her.
The Human Centipede (iTunes) is a movie much different from any movie I have watched before. You wonder where people come up with ideas like this. Even my own mother would shake her head and question me as to why I write some of the things I do. It is said on IMDB and many other sites that Six came up with the movie as a joke he had with a friend.
The concept of the film arose from a joke Tom Six made with friends about punishing child molesters by stitching their “mouth to the ass of a fat truck driver.” – Wikipedia, 2011.
Justice served, right?
I am not wanting to give some deep review behind the movie. I saw this movie listed for months on Netflix. I just never took the chance to watch it. I just assumed it was going to be some really bad, SyFy mutant movie. I expected to see some experiment go wrong and turn someone into a giant, man-eating centipede. It is a giant centipede but not a man-eating one. This one does enjoy a delicious bowl of dog food <– frightening.
Sides can argue ’till the cows come home but there will never be an agreement whether or not this movie can be called “art”. Was Six merely looking for shock value or was there some deeper meaning to the movie? Was he trying to tell us a message, something deep and profound? I don’t know. Watching a Japanese man excrete fecal matter into a girl’s mouth doesn’t constitute as great cinema to me. Maybe he was trying to tell us that the American people are full of shit. Maybe we’re willing to expect anything. No matter how foul it really is. What’s your take on the movie? What’s the message you got from it?
This movie is definitely not for everyone. While it is a horror movie, the movie doesn’t fall in the same bracket of the big name movies—Texas Chainsaw, Saw, Scream, Halloween, Puppet Master. This movie doesn’t fall into the horror category. I’ve watched plenty of bad movies. Thankskilling was God awful. As was “Old Boy.” But this movie was zero entertaining. But for a movie that has received so many bad reviews, it seems to be the talk of the town. Surprisingly, not all the reviews were bad. Some website gave the movie high praise (WTF?). Not sure what movie they were watching. Months after watching this movie, I began seeing simple nods to the movie in articles, Twitter, and even South Park took a stab at parodying the movie. Lots of buzz for a movie that seems to be getting the worst reviews imaginable. Roger Ebert went as far to say,
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. (read his review here)
What do you do when a movie sucks this bad? You make a sequel. According to Wikipedia (the not so reliable source):
The film centers around an antagonist called Martin (Laurence Harvey), who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the film within the film, The Human Centipede (First Sequence). In the DVD, a surgeon kidnaps three people and surgically connects them mouth-to-anus. Martin masturbates as he watches the film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis. He subsequently creates his own twelve-person “human centipede” and gains sexual gratification from the pain, humiliation and suffering of his victims. He is shown to become aroused whenever a member of his centipede defecated, and their feces are forced into the mouth of the victim behind them. He rapes the woman at the rear of the centipede, with barbed wire wrapped around his penis
Tom Six, the writer and director of “The Human Centipede” is at it again. He is bringing up another movie. If you thought the first movie was tasteless and sick, you’re in for a treat. The below video will explain it all. Once this movie is released, we will be treated to the sickest movie ever made. When I say ‘we’, I don’t mean you folks in the UK. You’re shit out of luck. To everyone else, how sick? As mentioned above, a man masturbating with a piece of sandpaper! That puts a new spin on sanding wood.
Believe me, I have read a few things about the sequel and it does seem a little off-putting. Then again, it’s a horror movie(?). Horror movies should do just that. Scare you a little and make you feel uneasy. I disliked the first one. It just didn’t do anything for me. But with the first movie being a load of crap (in my opinion), why am I so eager to see part II?