MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 12 this week

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

 -  Horror  -  28 April 2010 (USA)
4.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 43,731 users   Metascore: 33/100
Reviews: 394 user | 259 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 07 Dec 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 02 May 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 01 Jul 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009) on IMDb 4.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Human Centipede (First Sequence).

User Polls

5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Martyrs (2008)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Director: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin
Dumplings (2004)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian recipe prepared with a mysterious ingredient that she brings directly from China. ... See full summary »

Director: Fruit Chan
Stars: Pauline Lau, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Bai Ling
Splinter I (2008)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

Director: Toby Wilkins
Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo
Grace III (2009)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life with an appetite for human blood. Madeline is faced with a mother's ultimate decision.

Director: Paul Solet
Stars: Jordan Ladd, Samantha Ferris, Gabrielle Rose
High Tension (2003)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two college friends, Marie and Alexa, encounter loads of trouble (and blood) while on vacation at Alexa's parents' country home when a mysterious killer invades their quiet getaway.

Director: Alexandre Aja
Stars: Cécile De France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon
Dread (2009)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi
Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar
The Final I (2010)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of high school outcasts get revenge on the students that torment them.

Director: Joey Stewart
Stars: Marc Donato, Jascha Washington, Whitney Hoy
Carriers (2009)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.

Directors: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor
Stars: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.

Director: Tony Randel
Stars: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer
Funny Games (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Andreas Leupold ...
...
Bernd Kostrau ...
Rene de Wit ...
Truck Driver
Sylvia Zidek ...
Hotel Receptionist (voice)
Rosemary Annabella ...
Amy (voice) (as Monica Iconica)
Mauricio D' Orey ...
TV Presenter (voice) (as Maurício d'Orey)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Their flesh is his fantasy. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

28 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Human Centipede  »

Box Office

Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$181,467 (USA) (25 June 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The concept of the film arose from a joke Tom Six made with friends about punishing a child molester by stitching his "mouth to the ass of a very fat truck driver." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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?
See more »

Crazy Credits

Tom Six's dog Nigel is credited under "Edited by" and "Making of edited by" as "NIGEL DE HOND", which is Dutch for "Nigel the dog". See more »

Connections

Featured in Beavis and Butt-Head: Doomsday/Dumb Design (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Great Premise, Crap Film
5 May 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Wow, what a pointless and redundant film.

It would seem word of mouth has spread into the anus of the internet and shat out this crap film.

Despite the hype, the Human Centipede does nothing interesting with its premise or characters - its almost as if Six thinks the *concept* can do most of the leg work for him.

And apparently those taken by the original concept require little else from a film - like working through the implications of its own premise or delivering an experience that can stand on its own feet.

Take away the striking *image* of three people turned into a human centipede, and you are left with an indistinct film with few thrills.

The mad scientist trope barely transcends hackneyed cliché, and the film completely squanders a great opportunity for subtext: what (for example) is the meaning of a male Asian as the head of the centipede and/or what does two American women following him mean?

The plot is threadbare and takes the path of least resistance - the pointless film leads from point A to point B. Despite the 'logical' (linear) approach of the 'narrative', the characters motivations generally defy logic and rational explanation.

Unlike great horror movies, this film literally has nothing to say about modern culture, gender roles, human fears or scientific hubris.

Even worse, the cheap thrills are standard fare. The only thing that can be said in its favor is that some of the images (creep in the car, the centipede itself) are perversely funny.

The film fails to suspend disbelief or encourages identification with its own protagonists either. Instead of (say) feeling sorry for the two female characters in the film, you pity the two female *actresses* playing bare breasted women on all fours and eating crap in the form of Six's 'script'.

Dieter was typically creepy as the mad scientist, but he can do this stuff in his sleep. Anyone familiar with his work on Lexx knows how remarkable he can be - his Mantrid is amongst the great scifi villains. And the image of Mantrid's floating head on a jar remains much more incisive than anything on display here.


219 of 334 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How possibly icemaverick2011
Am I the only one not horribly disturbed by this movie? totesfancy
Only 4.7?! Really?? tkranjc
If this is 100% Medically Accurate then... Rainbowwarrior1622
My Church Group totigerus
Things I learned from The Human Centipede... saywhat26

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?