Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

Director: Tom Six

Writer: Tom Six

Composers: Patrick Savage, Holeg Spies

Starring: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura, Andreas Leupold, Peter Blankenstein, Bernd Kostrau, Rene de Wit, Sylvia Zidek, Rosemary Annabella, Mauricio D' Orey

More info: IMDb

Tagline: 100% medically accurate.

Plot: 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.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Yes and I'm keen on seeing the next two pictures.

After all these years and hearing lots of hype and most people either hating it or left disappointed, I finally gave it a shot.   I really liked it.  It's not the shocker I hoped for but it's a well-shot and made modern horror film.  Now, it's not really meant to be all that scary (thankfully there aren't any damned jump scares) in the traditional sense, it's got its feet firmly planted in the genre.  The performances are good and I can't imagine anyone better suited for the role of Dr. Heiter than Laser with the exception of Udo Kier or, if he still alive, Klaus Kinski.  I really felt for the actors.  Being in that position for days on in must have been trying at best.  I don't want to spoil anything as you really need to see this without knowing much of anything.  The first great moment is seeing the three victims together.  Then there's the first shit (all of this is something you know is going to happen sooner or later) and then there are a few things that happen in the final moments of the picture that are fucking great.  I caught this on Netflix streaming and they've got the second one.  I hope to get around to that one before the end of the month.  It's funny because a lot of the buzz I heard had me lower my expectations and after it was all over, I dug it.

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