Thursday, 27 October 2011

The Human Centipede - Full Sequence (film review)

After internal viewing the 1st I have been stoked on seeing the second for a long time… That and my opinion on the first was so mixed I hardly had words? It was a film where a Mad Doctor joined people Ass to their Faces to make a Digestive system called “A Human Centipede”.
After hearing about the seconds Banning in the U.K. and being Cut in America I knew I had to see it. And I did quite a few months ago, But unlike the first this is a film I can hardly give a rating… I mean is it good? Is it Bad? It has its massive ups and downs but still…? I presented the first with a Fresh 70% for a fresh Idea of a film, but Tom Six just takes things a little too far.

Martin is a Mentally disturbed Man or Loner who lives with his Mom and is fascinated with a film called The Human Centipede… Of course Martin is a man who is into disturbed shit so he loses himself to those kinds of things while Masturbating, Torture animals… ECT. One day he decides to realise his fantasies but abducting 12 people to make his dream became a reality and Movie he loves now becomes true.

 Let me say… It starts of strong and progress right down the road into a Map of a man’s Horrible and fucked up imagination… But slowly loses it’s with really bizarre images of death and suffering in the second half and mostly near its climax. Though unlike other stables of Gore and Controversial flicks like Cannibal Holocaust… Guinea Pig 1 and 2… Grotesque or even Men behind the Sun… Six just trys too hard to accomplish nothing.
I can’t lie gross and enough to make my girlfriend almost vomit… But to avid horror fans like myself just boring. Mostly in the in Rape scenes that go no-where…

The acting isn’t too bad a big step up from the first, but nothing much I can say in the second half that one might just call full on Torture porn but not nearly as horrific as it may seem. Some excellent Black and White Cinematography (mostly for the fact in Black and White to hide some of the most graphic of scenes)… The Camera work is first rate along with its creepy disturbing world that Six shows throw the Eyes of a Madman.
The Special Effects are… Disturbing at least to say. I won’t ruin much so all I can say is Holy Shit, still it gets kind of reptive near the end but fun at least.
Here are some facts I found

On June 6th 2011 the BBFC (UK certification board) refused to grant this movie a certificate, effectively banning the movie from being shown in cinemas or DVD in the UK.

On 6 October 2011 the BBFC granted the film an 18 certificate after 32 cuts totalling 2 minutes and 37 seconds were made.

Tom Six shot Full Sequence in color, but was always thinking about black and white and realized while editing that it was much scarier in black and white.

Overall horror fans might love it, but personally I find this a hard to give a rating to. I can’t tell if it’s bad or I can agree with many critics like Ebert? I might give it another view someday… Till then

Jesse’s Full Sequence score… ?


  1. Nice work Jesse, I honestly don't think I would enjoy this at all haha, seems a bit... gross lol

  2. great review, Jesse. I've read what happens in this film, and how Tom Six said he intends to make Human Centipede 3 make 2 look like a Disney film, which leaves me wondering 2 things: how will it get past the censors, and how fucked up can the next film get?

  3. ^ Very interesting and very well said Rodders, but to be fair What Can He Do that hasn't already been done?

    He Just did it all in this leaving no Surprise if their ever was going to be a 3rd. If it did get past censors I doubt we would be the only country.

  4. ^I hear he intends to rape a chair in the next one.