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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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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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By far the worst movie I have ever seen in my life
9 December 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

EPIC FAIL.

I wasn't expecting much when my friend talked me into watching this one but this movie isn't just bad, it is without a doubt the most horrendous film I have ever seen. The only reason I even kept watching to the end was to see just how much it would suck so I could come online and rant about it. I love horror movies, and can put up with more cheesy, idiotic ones than most people, but The Human Centipede takes the cake as the most painful to watch, pathetic example of a movie that has ever been made. I've seen porno movies with better acting, and nothing about this movie is suspenseful or terrifying, just shock value grotesque scenes in a ridiculous plot that never develops into anything interesting for even one minute. I feel sorry for the no name actors that chose to be in this film because their careers all ended here. Do not waste your time watching this crap, you will be very disappointed. I would have given it zero stars if I could have.


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