Gives the phrase "eat shit and die" (and the term "ass to mouth") a whole new meaning.
RandallBRAIN BLEACH WARNING
: You've never gone ass-to-mouth? Dante
: You never
: Just reading
about The Human Centipede
could make you wish you hadn't. Those of a sensitive disposition should stop now before it's too late
. We mean it
; the "centipede" here doesn't just refer to a human with too many limbs. You Have Been Warned
Still with us? Well, don't say we didn't warn you.
In 2010's The Human Centipede: First Sequence
(directed by Tom Six), two young American tourists, Lindsay and Jenny, find themselves traveling through Germany when they get a flat tire
. They stop for help at the house of Dr. Josef Heiter
), a surgeon who specializes in separating conjoined twins — and a man with a vision
. We'll let you get a cold drink and a comfy seat before we share his vision
with you. If you like to drink alcohol, make your drink a stiff one
Ready? Okay, here we go.
Heiter seems to have read Franken Fran
a lot — especially the second chapter. He dreams of taking separate individuals and stitching them together to create
a "human centipede" that shares a single digestive tract. (Take a minute to let that sink in if you need to.) For the sanity of our readers, we will not describe how he plans to accomplish his goal here, but to bottom line it: Lindsay, Jenny, and a Japanese Tourist
named Katsuro have just become his first test subjects.
Billed as "100% medically accurate," The Human Centipede
gained plenty of early attention from horror fans and sites due to its depraved premise
. (Riding on a wave of graphic European horror films helped the film, too.) The film often receives a mixed reaction from horror fans who can stomach watching it: some believe it went to amazing lengths with its premise, while others feel it relied too heavily on Body Horror
at the expense of scaring viewers.
The film found enough success at festivals around the world to warrant a sequel
. 2011's The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
, filmed and set in England — where the ratings board banned
the uncut version until the filmmakers cut almost three minutes of footage — centers around a Psychopathic Manchild
named Martin who becomes obsessed enough with the first film
to try imitating it; however, this time the centipede is longer than three people. Tom Six says the sequel makes the original film look like My Little Pony
; judging by people's reactions to the finished product, the sentiment comes off as legit. While the filmmakers billed the first film as "100% medically accurate", Six described the sequel as "100% medically inaccurate
Six has completed principal photography on a third movie, and despite reports of a falling out
between Six and actor Dieter Laser, both Laser and Harvey will return, but as different characters. It will be set in a prison and Eric Roberts, of all people, is to play the prison governor. The film is currently in post-production in Amsterdam and is due for release in 2014.
The films somehow spawned a light-hearted
porn parody, The Human Sexipede
, and inspired the Season 15 premiere of South Park
("HUMANCENTiPAD"). Someone also got the bright idea to make a Screen-to-Stage Adaptation
in Human Centipede The Musical
Provides Examples Of: