During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a deranged retired surgeon who explains his mad scientific vision to his captives' utter horror. They are to be the subjects of his sick lifetime fantasy: to be the first to connect people, one to the next, and in doing so bring to life "the human centipede."
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A very dark and twisted film, definitely worth watching if you want something to churn your stomach. The antagonist is interesting, the dialogue realistic... It's by far the best horror film I've ever seen. Not too graphic with the scat, and graphic enough with the surgeries to keep it bloody. Excellent, 5/5. Don't watch the second one though...
This movie strikes me as similar to Cannibal Holocaust. Both have very bad reputations, and it seems people over exaggerate certain aspects.
In Cannibal Holocaust, it was the animal cruelty.
In Human Centipede, it was the scat.
The movie revolves around a mad doctor, who surgically attaches three people together. Ass to mouth. Meaning that the one in front is free, the one in the middle has her mouth attached to his rear, and the one in the back has her mouth attached to the middle one's rear.
They all share one digestive track. Yes, the front one takes a shit and the middle one has to swallow it.
That initially made me reluctant to watch, but I did anyway.
The movie did not focus on anyone having to swallow feces. It focused on the horror and the trapped feeling the victims had.
They were unable to walk, due to the surgery also taking away part of the knee, and were attached to each other. It was extremely hard for them to get around at all.
Being stitched together was not the only time anyone felt trapped. There were many scenes where the doctor stalked people relentlessly and threatened them. Sitting there watching, I could feel myself tense up and relate to the situation.
Everyone says it's like 2girls1cup, but you never see any of the feces. There is only one scene where you know the girl is having to swallow it right there. I never really felt like it was actually happening.
For the rest of the movie, yes, the actors are naked except for bandages over the parts they were operated on. This isn't done for sexiness. The doctor sees them as his new pet, he even treats them as such. You never even see the whole front view of one of the girls chests. You only see it from the side, and normally their arms are in the way.
No, this is not like 2girls1cup. No one is spreading shit all over their naked bodies and having each other lick it off.
There is so much more going on that sometimes you forget the disgusting part of being attached. At the very end, the only left alive is the girl in the middle. She's stuck in the house, with no way to leave and no way to eat.
I initially started watching thinking this movie was going to be stupid and I was going to hate it, much like I thought about Cannibal Holocaust. Also like Cannibal Holocaust, I ended up thinking it wasn't bad. It was very intense and very scary. More psychological horror than cheap jump scenes.
Just because you think this is a good movie, doesn't mean you have a scat fetish. Give it a try, especially if you're into horror.