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!