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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

 -  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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The actors playing the centipede were given massages at the end of every day's filming due to being on their hands and knees all day long. See more »

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Whenever Dr. Heiter walks in the room where his patients lie down, a breathing machine can be heard. However, none of the people are connected to a breathing machine with tubes, so this sound doesn't make sense. See more »

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Nothing good about this movie...
15 October 2010 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

HERE BE SPOILERS.

I'll be honest - the only reason I got this movie was because I was intrigued by the gruesome concept. So I watched it the other day, and was left feeling dirty, ashamed of myself, bored, and disappointed. There was very little in the way of scary moments in this film other than a few escape attempts by the victims. I found myself squeamishly anticipating the capture/torture/operation of the victims, but even that was a letdown, and once the centipede is created, it just gets boring.

This was essentially a low-rent version of Silence of the Lambs; a guy kidnaps people and puts them in his basement where he turns them into a perverse personal art project. This movie, however, has horrible acting and implausible situations.

The American chicks were so dumb and annoying that by the time their mouths were sewn to each other's asses, I was glad just to not have to listen to them talk any more. The cops were bumbling and stupid - what police officers would accept a drink from a possible murder suspect? And the weird scenes of the doctor training the centipede like it was a pet dog...was that supposed to be funny? It was just off-color and weird.

Bad, bad movie. Tom Six - you suck.


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