Review: The Human Centipede

And so I paraphrase the almighty Spock….Well,this pretty much summarizes my opinion of Tom Six’s “The Human Centipede” out on DVD October 5th.

Ever since the film’s made its infamous horror film fest circuit run,”The Human Centipede” has been the much talked about horror film to see.  After seeing the trailer,one pretty much gets the gist of what the film is about.

Here’s a short synopsis… two female tourists get stranded in the backwoods of Germany,only to find refuge in the company of a former plastic surgeon who specialized in separating Siamese twins.  Now the fun begins…After drugging the two tourists and tranquilizing a third “patient”…Herr Doctor,reveals his plan to create the first Siamese triplets by connecting his three unwilling participants via their gastric systems(let the hilarity ensue…NOT!).

This movies running or in this case crawling “joke”, runs/crawls an hour too long.  My gag reflexes got quite the work out.No real scares here, just a “horror” film that is quite horrific. Now ,I’m not being a horror snob..it’s just that this film is equivalent to a horror snuff film.I get the whole fascination with the current rash of “gore-porn”…but The Human Centipede makes Eli Roth’s “Hostel” look like “My Little Pony :The Movie”.

Six has found his niche..the first film generated enough buzz to spawn a forthcoming sequel.

Six likes to shock..so I don’t see him branching out to do mainstream films…We’ll never see “Tom Six Presents :Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”…cuz that would give the term turtles are “bottom feeders” a whole new meaning(rim shot). Now even after ALL that ,if you feel that your curiosity is still piqued…then go for it and experience it for yourself. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya! This film will leave a bad taste in your mouth…literally!

Gary
Gary “El Boy” Deocampo provides insightful profiles & reviews with his own original tongue-in-cheek, macabre, fan-boy style.

Gary was born in the City of Angels and raised on a healthy diet of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, The Hammer Horror Films, and his favorite, Universal Studio’s Monster Movies.

But alas, it was a film that was released in the winter of 1973, where his love and perception of all things Horror would personally change him forever. William Friedkin’s, The Exorcist was that film. To this day The Exorcist still gives him the heebie-jeebies.

Presently, his affinity for the horror genre has broadened and spans the globe. His love and appreciation for director’s Takashi Miike (Audition) and Chan-Wook Park (Old Boy) from the Far East to Sweden’s Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In) to his favorite, Mexico’s very own Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth).

In his spare time he likes to exercise and/or exorcise his inner demons. The little devil still resides in the City of Angels, in a suburb founded by Puritans (!) with his lovely and patient wife, his two equally lovely and patient children, two hounds and his pet Cthulhu.

1 Comment

  • May 7, 2011

    Kieran Stewert

    this film is sick and twisted