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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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28 April 2010 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

When approaching investors prior to filming, the filmmakers told them they wanted to make an international horror film that involved stitching people together but did not mention how exactly they would be stitched, fearing the mouth-to-anus aspect would put the investors off. See more »

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When the human centipede is being trained to fetch the newspaper, Lindsay can be seen flexing and extending her legs despite having the tendons of her knee cut to prevent this. See more »

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[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?
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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 »

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6 stars for originality and thrills, -5 stars for being disgusting= 1star
7 November 2010 | by (parts unknown) – See all my reviews

I have mixed feelings about this film, I liked the originality of the concept and some thrilling and suspense filled chase/crawl scene when the victims were trying to escape the mad surgeon,it's sorta like a psychological thriller. the actors were good specially the guy who played the surgeon , he really creeped me out..

But of all the merits of these film , sadly it is over shadowed by a sick and disgusting concept, its original but I think only a person with a fetish for eating human waste would like the idea of a human centipede horror movie.

Honestly i would prefer senseless gore rather than a concept as TASTELESS as this film is, I just feel that some ideas were not meant to be put on film such as this one had.

I hear they are making a sequel, I definitely am NOT gonna see that one, I already had enough disgust for this one.


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