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The film series is intentionally trying to kill shitty shock "horror" films.
The first film, while hammy, shocking, and disturbing, was actually a quality horror film, with relatively low amounts of gore in comparison to most modern "horror" films, a non-supernatural premise, and didn't actually focus on the whole "feeding" that much. It was over the top at times, but still a more psychological horror than expected. The second film was our typical horror shitfest. Tons of gore, no sympathetic characters, a big focus on the feeding, and just as much sick shit as possible. The third one is supposed to go above and beyond that. The reason? Clearly, it's to kill the all-shock, no-mindfuck horror. Let's be fair, most modern horror has more blood than an army of Evil Dead sets, with everything sickenly grimy and generally just gross. And that perfectly describes the second one. But the first? It's practically clean. Sure, there's the blood from the IV getting ripped out, and the blood from the detectives and the facial infection, but in comparison, that's not a lot (and actually, a rather realistic amount). It's as if the series is a miniature version of the evolution of horror. Low gore, high mindscrew followed by just over-the-top amounts of gore and no mental aspect other than "Die. All of these characters need to die. Fuck em all." The third one is Six's vision of the future of horror, if we don't shape the hell up.
  • This makes a lot of sense considering the fact that the first film is a film within the second film. The first is a comparatively professional human centipede painstakingly crafted by a surgeon. The second is a totally plagiarized, butchered monstrosity stitched together and cranked way Up to Eleven by a mentally-challenged, incompetent, amateur fan of the original. The two films could be seen as a condemnation of the Running the Asylum into the ground state of the modern horror film industry. The original represents the old masters of horror, like Alfred Hitchcock, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, and Tobe Hooper. The sequel represents contemporary grossout Gorn Torture Porn creators like Rob Zombie, Leigh Whannell, and Eli Roth.

This movie is one big metaphor for the perils of capitalism.

The guy in front represents the upper classes, who get all the food/money and who then excrete it down to the lower classes (the act of excretion represents trickle-down economics). The one in the middle is the middle class, who have to take it from the rich and then excrete what they can to the lower classes. The lower class is left dead of blood poisoning, representing the plight of the poor who would starve to death under the pure capitalist system. Heiter represents the capitalist government who sets up the whole situation, with the "SWALLOW IT BITCH" scene obviously alluding to Glenn Beck, who tells his viewers every day to "swallow" what the rich give them. The death of Katsudo represents the fact that the middle class can't depend on the rich to keep trickling down wealth to them. Lindsay's situation at the end represents the eternal suffering of the middle class after everyone else is no longer able to help them.

  • Bonus points for Katsuro being Japanese.

This movie is one big metaphor for the perils of communism.

A brilliant but insane German scientist dreams of a new mode of existence for humanity (Communism). So he forcibly captures free individuals to be unwillingly converted into a collectivist abomination, that is extremely painful and humiliating for everyone involved. The doctor is like the party leaders and leftist ideologies that praises the virtues of the system; however, he doesn't take part in it himself by eating normal food, and violently punishes the centipede when it tries to escape or resist. When the three members of the centipede were crying at night, Heiter complained about how he couldn't sleep because of all the noise they were making, completely ignoring how they were acting like that because of the torture that he subjected them to. Just like how the leadership in totalitarian countries complain when political dissidents gain power and organize protest movements, while ignoring that they exist in the first place in response to their failed (and completely hare-brained) attempts at social engineering. When Katsuro finally gathered the strength and opportunity to fight back, he suddenly came to see Heiter as a god, and himself as an Asshole Victim that deserves everything that was happening to him, similar to how many victims of the communist system and their children eventually came to accept the system and even develop Soviet nostalgia. Finally, when the entire system inevitably collapses, even if the remaining survivor managed to get rescued, her life will be ruined forever due to what the doctor did to her, just like how Cambodia is still suffering from the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime.


Heiter got his idea by playing Silent Hill

Because frankly, the very idea of the centipede is something that could have crawled out of there.

Heiter was a Tzimisce Ghoul.
Explains why he was so completely Ax-Crazy and why he was so obsessed with biology. His master probably does the whole human centipede thing to a far more professional standard. Also explains why he has a torture cellar and a steady supply of rehypnol.
  • Andrei would approve, I'm sure.

The movie is actually an idea being developed for a low budget horror film.
This explains the ridiculous premise...the lack of basic biology knowledge...and that the passage of time in the film was completely inadequate for the actions described and shown.//The entire "movie" takes place in the mind of bored screenwriter who has been unable to sell his "rom coms" and decides make a micro-budget horror feature.

The idea came from reading Junji Ito
  • It sure as hell sounds like the plot to one of his mangas.

Guesses to Part 3's Tagline
Each movie so far has meaning behind its tagline:

100% Medically Accurate: Tom Six had to research and ask medical doctors on the possibility of an actual Human Centipede.

100% Medically Inaccurate: Part 2's Martin Lomax had no medical training in creating his own Human Centipede, unlike Part 1's Dr. Josef Heiter.

Doctor Heiter is Mantrid.
  • Specifically, he's Mantrid reincarnated on Earth after the destruction of Fire and Water. Thank Christ Stan and Xev never ran into him, you just know it would've been one of those times where Kai wasn't around to help...

The third movie will have forty-eight people sewn together.
  • The first one had three and the second had twelve, so my multiplication, the third will have fourty-eight. Unless it's done by addition, in which case the movie will have twenty-one.
  • Jossed — the number of people that make up the final centipede will be 500+!
    • Will they end up being made into a circle?
    • Where the hell are they going to put them all?

The story is based off a lost manuscript by the Marquis de Sade.

There is also a Hobbit Centipede
Made in Middle-Earth by the Dark Lord Sauron, the Hobbit Centipede features Sméagol in the front, Frodo Baggins in the middle, and Samwise Gamgee in the back. A future Hobbit centipede may also use Dwarves, Men, and Elves.

Dr. Heiter is a reborn Joseph Mengele.
Joseph Mengele was already a psychopathic German in white clothing, who uses the pretence of a Mad Doctor to commit horrific experiments for his amusement. The only differences between him and Dr Heiter is a lack of Nazis to allow him to do so "legally" and that Heiter is Obviously Evil (which may be the universe's way of ensuring he doesn't end up as a Karma Houdini this time).

Martin Lomax is Gordon Freeman from the Half-Life series.
Martin is a mute, so is Gordon Freeman. Martin wears a lab coat, possibly from Gordon Freeman's days at Black Mesa. Martin carries a crowbar as his signature weapon. So does Gordon Freeman. Martin can use firearms, just like Gordon Freeman.

The terrible gloomy London is the after-effects of the Combine rulership, which has now been overthrown since Half-Life 2 Episode Two. Gordon now lives with his mother in London, maybe the trauma of Eli Vance's demise is too much for him. The Human Centipede film is used as a distraction for his fragile state of mind.

When Martin sexually assaults the end of the Centipede, the female in question is Asian, so Gordon probably sees her as Alyx Vance, his close friend and sidekick throughout the Half-Life 2 games.

Lindsay will be okay
  • The police will send backup and discover her. Perhaps she'll free herself by yanking out the staples.

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