Dec 7, 2010

The Human Centipede (First Sequence), 2009

The Human Centipede (The First Sequence), 2009
Director: Tom Six
Cast: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. WIlliams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

The Human Centipede in short: Two pretty but ditsy American girls are on a road trip through Europe. In Germany, they end up alone at night with a broken car in the woods. They search for help and find an isolated villa. The next day, they awaken to find themselves trapped in a terrifying makeshift basement hospital along with a Japanese man. An older German man identifies himself as a retired surgeon specialized in separating Siamese twins. However, his three "patients" are not about to be separated but joined together in a horrific operation. He plans to be the first person to connect people via their gastric systems. By doing so, he plans to bring to life his sick lifetime fantasy, the human centipede.

Stage: home theatre, late night selection

Preps: A recommendation makes me see this - not knowing anything about it. However the title sounds disgusting and yet intrigues my imagination

Reality: At the beginning, everything seems clean and without confusion. Two really stupidly acting girls wind up in Germany, and afterwards, lost in the forest. Find their way to a house somewhere in the woods and like Hansel and Gretel - they are lured into the house by a mad scientist.
The horrifying story that follows with the pure fantasy world of a deraged scientist, is actually a horrible upgrade of the mentioned fairy tale. However, the victims don't get to be burned in the oven, they get to be stitched together in a humble pet, eating their own shit and lacking their knee caps. This piece is definitely for a good stomach and for the viewers without prejudice or with the ability not to fall into the scenes for real. Imagining this could be happening somewhere for real and that we have such crappy pieces of human beings in the world, can make you even cry and can touch your soul in depths you never thought it can be touched. The movie was hard to swallow and hard to follow up to its end. Which isn't really the ending - I truly believe it will have the sequel (and let's forget for a moment that it's already pointed out in the title) - the way this movie ends, reminds me of the Saw saga somehow. The idea, followed here, is as wacky and sick, as those in the Saw are. But.. here we have the fairy tale add-on - the people, trapped in this, are here by coincidence, whereas in the Saw they were there to pay their debts to their souls.

The idea of making one being out of three and making them have the same gastric system, eating shit from each other, is sick beyond belief.

My personal rating: 6,0 (watch it if you have a good stomach. Apart from the interesting and horrific idea, there's nothing edible in the movie.. and made me cry.)

The Human Centipede on IMDB

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