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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 new "pet"-- 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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Junji Ito Inspired Madness
26 July 2010 | by (Danevirke) – See all my reviews

Before you condemn this film to video hell, it's worth noting that it WAS an amateur film, I'm pretty sure it was a student film, inspired by the works of legendary horror manga artist Junji Ito. He worked with the kids on the movie also, but not in a big way.

I personally felt this film was quite enjoyable, and weird enough to be interesting.

Basically if you enjoyed other bizarre Japanese horror movies, and in particular the other films based on the works of Junji Ito then you'll probably like this one. Just don't expect production values equal to that of Uzumaki etc...


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