Directed and produced by controversial director Tom Six, (director of many Japanese horrors) and starring a handful of unknowns including Dieter Laser and Ashley Williams, The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is a horror which this time really has gone too far.
Set in Germany, the story follows a crazed doctor and two female American tourists, whom through scenes of a typical beginning of today’s low-budget horror flicks, break down in the middle of the night with no near contacts to help with assistance. Searching for help, the two females come across a house and yes you’ve guessed it, go inside thinking they are about to receive help.
What starts as a plot seen many times before, soon turns into a show reel of nauseating ideas and concepts in a matter of seconds rather than minutes. Scenes of humans being stitched together in areas that would be anyone’s worse nightmare seem to take over the screen throughout, with the crazed doctor achieving his life long fantasy of creating a human centipede.
Blood covered scenes of a regular basis seem to make up most of the film when at its peak, with a cat and mouse style fight for survival disturbing to watch at moments. The same can be said for the doctor, whom’s acting is far from quality, yet his dark cold eyes and facial expressions will imprint a lasting memory with myself and many for a while to come.
Tom Six, director of The Human Centipede said: “It’s a very sick idea but I knew it was something people would talk about.”
With over one million hits on YouTube, the official trailer seems to have rocked horror fanatics curiosities by far, and being as curious as the next person, I could only give into temptation and gain a personal in sight into what this low-budget horror really has in store for audiences.
Hailed as the next ‘horror franchise’, The Human Centipede has not left our screens quite yet. Reports claim Six has already begun production on The Human Centipede 2 (Second Sequence), which will no doubt cover much of what has already been seen. Whether I will give into temptation second time round is yet to be seen, but if you want it to or not, this film will crop up somewhere during your film viewing experience!
Will you be tempted by the trailer?