In Theaters Today: October 7, 2011

Posted: October 7, 2011 by Jenny Dreadful in Film, News
Human Centipede Part 2 (Full Sequence)

Limited release.  A list of theaters and locations can be found here. 

There isn’t explicit nudity or violence shown, but plenty is implied. I can’t call this trailer “safe for work” in good conscience. 

Martin is a mentally disturbed loner who lives with his mother in a bleak housing project. He works the night shift as a security guard in an equally grim and foreboding underground parking complex. To escape his dreary existence, Martin loses himself in the fantasy world of the cult horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence), fetishizing the meticulous surgical skills of the Dr. Heiter, whose knowledge of the human gastrointestinal system inspires Martin to attempt the unthinkable.

Tom Six’s The Human Centipede made quite a stir in 2010 with its “100% Medically Accurate” depiction of three unfortunates captured by a mad doctor and surgically connected to share one gastric system. Ahem. Yes, that means mouths sewn to butts if you’re just hearing this now. It’s ultimately the concept itself… the imagined swallowing of feces… that caused the outrage. If you watch a lot of horror, the film itself turned out to be quite tame. It’s not too gory. Not too scary. Just really really gross. We can properly review it sometime if there’s interest.

Anyway, don’t let this fool you. The Human Centipede 2 is a different animal. A 12-person animal tortured and sloppily grafted together with kitchen tools to be specific. In a completely meta approach, we follow a deranged individual as he seeks to fulfill sexual fantasies inspired by the first film. It’s a stomach-churning assault of violence and humiliation. I imagine Tom Six is reacting to the critics of his first work like an angry parent. I think he’s saying “I’ll give you something to cry about!”

Unless you’re like us and absolutely cannot ignore a controversy (or you enjoy testing yourself with media that’s more and more extreme), I can’t recommend this to anyone.

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