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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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Their flesh is his fantasy. See more »

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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)

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$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 Lindsay spills her drugged glass of water, it is nearly empty, and approximately 3/4 of an inch (one centimeter) of liquid remains. In the next scene, after Dr. Heiter goes downstairs and the woman says, "It's freaking me out!" the glass is half-filled with water again. See more »

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Jenny: [speaking on a hotel phone] Hi. Yes, um, I was wondering if I could get driving directions to a nightclub called Bunker. Yes, Bunker. How exactly would I get there?
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Really sick but strangely entertaining
28 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Now this is a guilty pleasure. The movies theme is beyond disturbing. You can catch wind of it by reading the plot summary here on IMDb for it.

Some might even call me sick for watching this kind of film but I have two reasons for doing so. 1: I had the time and 2: It sounded like it was going to be pretty vile. So I ask myself...'What's not to love here?'

While the beginning is slower paced, it does build. Overall, it's an entertaining low budget horror flick. Once you get past the goofiness of it all, you are stuck with the sick plot-line of the movie.

Honestly, they are in pre-production for the third one in this horror trilogy. Shocking I know. One things for sure, you don't make three of these if someone is not watching them. Looks like the film got some 'legs'...get it? Got some 'legs'!! I crack myself up.

If you've got some spare time, haven't eaten anything, want to be sickened, and laugh at the same time...then this movie is definitely for you! Now I am off to watch #2...


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