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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

R  |   |  Horror  |  28 April 2010 (USA)
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A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.

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Two pretty but ditsy American girls are on a road trip through Europe. In Germany, they end up alone at night with a broken car in the woods. They search for help and find an isolated villa. The next day, they awaken to find themselves trapped in a terrifying makeshift basement hospital along with a Japanese man. An older German man identifies himself as a retired surgeon specialized in separating Siamese twins. However, his three "patients" are not about to be separated but joined together in a horrific operation. He plans to be the first person to connect people via their gastric systems. By doing so, he plans to bring to life his sick lifetime fantasy, the human centipede. Written by Producer Ilona Six

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Rated R for disturbing sadistic horror violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,424 (USA) (30 April 2010)

Gross:

$181,467 (USA) (25 June 2010)
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Roger Ebert refused to assign this film a star rating for his review (not to be confused with giving it a zero star rating, which he hands out to the very worst films that he sees), saying it doesn't really matter whether the film is perceived as good or bad. He closes the review by writing, "[The film] is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don't shine." See more »

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When the doctor joins the three for the first time and begins taking photos, he is using a Canon Digital Rebel. When the camera angle changes and shows him taking photographs again, he is shown to be using a Nikon camera. See more »

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Grotesque...yes...but still a true work of art
5 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As was stated in previous reviews, this movie is senselessly grotesque and has no true point...but most horror movies don't need a point. It had a very twisted YET very unique plot. How many people have redone the whole damsel in distress horror movie. The monster tearing people apart has been done to death. I understand that Six meant this as a dig in response to getting such poor reviews before...but it really is a work of art.

My argument: it has a unique plot, it has a believable character (in the doctor), and it certainly goes to extreme lengths to set it apart from cult classics and new generation gore fests. It IS a work of art. Six should be applauded for his creativity and gall to go where no one went (or wanted to go) before. He meant to make a statement, and he did.

Like it or not, it makes an impression.

(P.S. I wasn't a fan, but I don't have to like it to call it a work of art)


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