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The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)

October 31, 2011

Ian: [Crying] He’s gonna put us together… mouth to anus! 

Roger Ebert on The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence): “The film is reprehensible, dismaying, ugly, artless and an affront to any notion, however remote, of human decency.” I have a question for you Mr. Ebert: did you honestly expect an artistic masterpiece from a movie called Human Centipede? Chances are, if you are planning on viewing this film, it’s either because you loved the first one and want to be grossed out, or you’re just a sadistic maniac, much like the main character in this film. I, for one, am a horror maniac, and watch as many indie-horrors as I can. I knew exactly what I was getting into watching this, and I was not disappointed.

Rather than spoil the film with the most spoilable plot, I’m going to get on with the review. So, if you know me well, you’ll know I’m a pretty big horror buff, and a huge fan of the first Human Centipede, so the fact that I loved this too did not come as a surprise. The second addition in the trilogy (yes, a third has been announced), is obviously more crackpot-loony than the first, on almost every level. From the films gruesome opening shot, to the last five minutes prior to the credits (which stands as quite possibly the craziest moment in horror-film history).

The film receives most of it’s craziness from the brilliant, sadistic, creepy, graphic, underacted, and fantastic performance from newcomer Laurence R. Harvey, who makes his debut as the demented Martin. I had no words after the film ended. I mean, WOW! If the academy had ANY interest in this film, he should at least be nominated for best actor. I should also mention he has NO dialogue in the film. Not a word. He coughs a whole lot though, and has a brief crying scene, but is quiet for the most part, which actually makes it even creepier!

Mr. Tom Six, you have outdone yourself. Just when you think a film such as The Human Centipede cannot be out-grossed, this sadistic madman manages to do so. This writer/director knows how to touch your “barf” bone. The way he shoots it is absoPOOPly insane, particularly one scene towards the end, that is the most shocking, revolting, disgusting moment I’ve seen in film. The film goes scene to scene with an unparalleled amount of tension, as we see the world through Martin’s eyes, and it ain’t pretty. 

The effects are much more balanced and realistic than the first, which didn’t come as a huge surprise considering the major success of the first one, Six took advantage of his bigger budget, and added a whole lot more poop, blood, guts, and newborns. Again, I’m going to mention that this is a sadistic film, that should NOT be watched. This review is not a recommendation, as most people would be turned off by a film such as this; but for that 2% who are Centipede crazed, this will not disappoint.

I’m proud to state that I loved this film. It may not be a masterpiece, but it is incredibly unique in concept, and the execution is quite good. My grade was lowered to a “B” just for the factor that I can’t imagine myself ranking this film up with “A’s” such as Attack The Block, Drive, and X-Men: First Class, but it is easily the years best horror film (yes, outranking Fright Night). An all around sadistic time. Highly recommended. 

Human Centipede II: 4 out of 5

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2011 9:23 pm

    Glad you reviewed this one for the horror fans out there…as I will not be reviewing this film. I’m sure it has it’s allure for some. I’m glad to see that you review this, but still state that it is a film that should NOT be watched.

    Good comprehensive, non-spoiler review!

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