I must say this about Human Centipede: First Sequence — while I’m certainly no fan of torture porn or the modern trend towards the increasingly revolting, director Tom Six has really ratcheted things up a notch. I mean, seriously — where is there to go from here?
Don’t answer that.
Anyway, we have news from the Human Centipede film makers, courtesy of Slashfilm. First of all, as you may have guessed from the title of the film, this is not the last we’ll see of… whatever this is. A sequel has indeed been planned. Oh, goodie. It screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, which we were unfortunately not present for. However, it garnered some positive, if disturbed, buzz, and we were able to get a bit more plot information:
Tom Six’s The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is an insane biological horror film that enthusiastically explores territory that few filmmakers dare to tread. In The Human Centipede, Dr. Heiter (Dieter Laser) is a leering, sepulchral surgeon from Germany whose specialty is separating Siamese twins. Dr. Heiter decides to evolve his craft by sewing together living beings together at the “mucous-cutaneous zone” (guess) in order to create Siamese triplets with a single digestive system. After his experiment in creating a three-segment rottweiler (“a beautiful three-hound construction”) fails, Dr. Heiter tries again, shifting his attention to humans. First, a trucker is stolen away while relieving himself on the side of the road, Next, two clueless party girls who come knocking on Dr. Heiter’s door after getting lost in the German forest get pulled into the experiment. After erasing the trucker from the picture, the doctor finds another victim: a crazed Japanese man wandering around Germany.
When I was a kid, I had a friend whose goal was to invent a six legged Dachshund. This kind of takes it to the next level, eh?
Anyway, we also now have the first clip from the movie. Don’t bother complaining, because you know you’re going to click on it. You can’t help yourself. It’s OK. It’s actually not too bad. You won’t regret it, I promise.