Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

Score: 4 Out Of 10
          For about a year now, people have been coming up to me and asking, "Hey, B-movie Guy, have you seen Human Centipede?" In fact, almost every time I get into a discussion about this blog, or B-movies or movies in general, this particular film always seems to get mentioned. Some people have ranted about how absolutely disgusting it is while others seem to laugh and go on about how much fun they had with it. I am neither of those.
          This film was directed by Tom Six and it stars (is 'stars' really the appropriate term?) Dieter Laser (star of the film 'Suck My Dick.'-it's an actual movie, not a porno. Look it up.), Ashley C. Williams and Ashlynn Yennie. The plot is centered on two porn stars who get lost in what may or may not be Eastern Europe and arrive at the door step of an insane doctor who wants to stitch them ass to mouth with a third unwilling participant. I know what you're saying; "But B-Movie Guy, that's just cray!" Yes, yes it is.

                One thing I feel is important to mention is that I actually felt disappointed in a weird kinda way because they never actually show the surgery being performed. There is all kinds of build up, including a really creepy scene where the good doctor explains the surgery to his patients, and then they just skip over it and show you the end result. In fact most of the violence in this film is really no worse than any random 1980's action film. Most of the really gross stuff is really just in your head. Even the scene where the first segment realizes they have to poop. You just see a lot of crying and some dry heaving.
                So over all, I have to say this film was some what of a let down. I really didn't get any of the big shocks or gross out moments I was waiting for. I can appreciate that Tom Six went the more psychological route and let his audience imagine most of the real terror, but this film was marketed on the premise that it is the sickest thing you will ever see. Unfortunately that is what kills it. They should have marketed it as a psychological horror film and not a gross out movie.

The B-Movie Guy.

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  1. I kind of liked it, but I expected it to be a little more over the top after some friends actually refused to talk about it, like it was really awful. The ending would have been better if SPOILER WARNING the remaining segment was not in a rescuable position, obviously more cops would have shown up soon, would have been better if she was locked in some impenetreble unknown vault somewhere and the lights were failing...

  2. by segment i meant last one alive, should have put it in quotes