The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

"The most disgusting film at this year’s Festival is also possibly one of the funniest, with a sick conceit that will have you either clambering for a ticket or running a zillion miles in the opposite direction. Two attractive but ditsy American gal pals are traveling through Germany when their car breaks down. Luckily for them Dr Heiter welcomes them into his isolated villa. Unluckily for them, he’s a nutjob with aspirations of inheriting Josef Mengele’s mantle. His truly vile plan is to create a fully functional human centipede using random captives who have their kneecaps surgically removed and their mouths sewn to the anus of the lucky person in front of them. Are you still reading this? The Human Centipede is riotously unhinged, with a performance from Dieter Laser (whose face resembles Lance Henriksen and a smashed crab) that cements his position in the upper echelon of movie psychos." (New Zealand International Film Festival 2010)

Best Actor (Dieter Laser), Best Horror winner at Austin Fantastic Fest 2009. Festival Trophy winner at Screamfest 2009.
2009Rating: R18, contains sadistic cruelty90 minsNetherlands, UKEnglish, German and Japanese with English subtitles
Horror

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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Only real payoff is seeing the monstrosity assembled, and though that will surely earn the Dutch writer-director a cult reputation on the genre circuit, "going there" does not a movie make.

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Total Film

Total Film

Shocking, funny, disturbing, Centipede is a throwback to the glory days of Cronenberg. Yes, it’s a one-idea movie but what an idea.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Six has now made a film deliberately intended to inspire incredulity, nausea and hopefully outrage. It's being booked as a midnight movie, and is it ever. Boozy fanboys will treat it like a thrill ride.

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New York Post

New York Post

Dieter Laser is grand as the doc, a character Christopher Walken would be comfortable doing, and Akihiro Kitamura provides laughs as the first part of the centipede.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Crosses the line from horror to just plain sick.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This will not appeal to everyone, whether it will appeal to anyone is another question. With dark humour from time to time, underneath an extremely repulsive concept, this is a relatively conventional horror movie.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

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