4.4/10
56,943
413 user 288 critic

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

R | | Horror | 28 April 2010 (USA)
Trailer
2:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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:

Reviews
Popularity
1,318 ( 223)
8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.

Director: Tom Six
Stars: Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, Laurence R. Harvey
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Taking inspiration from The Human Centipede films, the warden of a notorious and troubled prison looks to create a 500-person human centipede as a solution to his problems.

Director: Tom Six
Stars: Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Eric Roberts, Bree Olson
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.

Director: Srdjan Spasojevic
Stars: Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Jelena Gavrilovic
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen
Martyrs (2008)
Horror
    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
Hostel (2005)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle
Grotesque (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Shiraishi
Stars: Kotoha Hiroyama, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Shigeo Ôsako
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it.

Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Director: Steven R. Monroe
Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard
Inside (2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé
Nekromantik (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Stars: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt
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

Official Sites:

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

Dieter Laser wears director Tom Six's mirror sunglasses in the opening scene. See more »

Goofs

When Lindsay and Jenny are walking through the forest, one of them is holding a purse that constantly switches hands between shots. 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

Referenced in Superfast! (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
For a low budget movie it's got legs
4 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well, where to start? Sat down and watched this after being told you have to see this to believe it. What did they mean? It'll make you sick, it'll make you turn your eyes away. I was very intrigued. I have been watching horror movies since my teens at the cinema and even earlier if I include the Hammer Horrors on late night TV.

So I like to think I know a decent Horror when I see one. I am so used to the hype around these movies. I used to fall for the tag lines 'scariest movie ever' etc etc etc. More often than not deflated and let down at the failure of all the claims made in advertisements. Which means in recent years I have become picky about what horrors to watch.

Did The Human Centipede live up to the hype. As far as I am concerned on many levels it did. I thought I was going to hate it. Once you get over the extremely twisted premise of an evil doctor attaching humans together in a very disgusting way. This is a really good little low budget Horror. There I said it. I liked this. There is nearly no gore, most of the horror is built in the imagination, in the tense build up and a genuine sympathy for the victims of the mad doctor. Oh.... and what a mad doctor he is, scary, sadistic, and as mad as the maddest hatter! This movie achieves a certain sense of foreboding and dark oppressiveness that big budget horrors never manage.

OK, I agree the premise is totally bizarre but it is a horror movie and it makes a great change from the usual slasher movies and supernatural flicks. In a few years this will be regarded as a great example of tense thrilling and yes horrific filmmaking.


32 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soooo... nunomacastro
Should I watch this movie? branbran
What was the point of the Centipede? eeriebass
Only 4.7?! Really?? tkranjc
If this is 100% Medically Accurate then... Rainbowwarrior1622
Jenny. Now that was some fine tail. chbingman

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?