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Old 07-12-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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The Human Centipede

I loved this film. It's probably one of my favorite horror flicks of all time.

Spoiler (don't read this if you want to watch it yourself but it does explain the entire plot at the back of the DVD) Two teenage girls get lost in Germany whilst on holiday and stumble across a house belonging to Dr Hieter. He offers them a drink and call a taxi for them. However, instead he drugs them, holds them captive, kidnaps a 3rd tourist and reveals his sick lifelong fantasy of creating a 'new' species and a pet for himself- The human centipede.

My verdict 5/5. At last an original horror film that is genuinely shocking and scary, everything what a horror film should aim for. According to the socialist elite this would make me a bad person but to me they are just like what George Orwell predicted in 1984, exstream left-wing thought police. I've seen 3 of the Saw films, The Audition and both Hostel 1 & 2 as have thousands of other people. I honestly don't think watching these films turns a good citizen into a psychotic blood thirsty maniac. Anti-social behavior has more to do with population rise and the wealth disparities, lack of opportunities and poor housing that come with it. But of cause these issues take longer and a far more difficult to tackle than censoring and banning films (like what the UK regulators have done with Human Centipede 2 ). But then people much prefer easy answers to difficult questions when it comes to human psychology and it gives the press an issue to chew over as they whip up gullible members of society into a frenzy as they try and impose their beliefs onto others because they arrogantly believe that they shape what society think.

Anyway back to the original Human Centipede film. I found that the camera work was actually stunning and the structure of the script gave it the feel of an art-narrative film. It isn't until near the end of the film do we know the backstory of the Japanese character. We don't know a lot about the two American girls either, but we get sympathy for them due to their situation. This is also apparent in films like Requiem For A Dream and Run Lola Run. The director and writer Tom Six employs some skilled camera movements, shots and even a time sequence which is sometimes used in other horror/art narrative films such as The Boogeyman and Eraserhead. Unlike many horror films there are no dark dingy scenes, other than when Dr Heiter is explaining the operation. When we see the human centipede for the first time the scene is bathed in sunlight from a window and there are a few other scenes that are similar to what you see in horror director Dario Argento who also shots scenes with a keen eye for art.

There's also some black comedy, which some people don't get. Tom Six said that he wrote the film after being inspired about the Nazi war experiments. The central character Dr Josef Heiter name was taken from three notorious nazi doctors, he wears a nazi white coat during the film and there's also a Japanese character in the film. Six also says that this film also portrays his worst nightmares. He also hates surgery, going under anesthesia as someone cuts into you and you've got no control over it. He also hate needles, hospitals, the thought of numerous cords sticking in you and being attached to a machine and the overall sterile environment in a hospital. This is also my worst nightmare, which must also be why I found this film scary.
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I'm very glad you're posting again.

I wouldn't watch this film if you paid me and it disgusts me that anyone would.
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I was standing in the other room talking to my mom while my step-dad watched this "movie" (Isn't it only 20 minutes long?) and, yeah, it sounded absolutely disgusting, and I'm all for really gruesome horror movies. Not ever, ever, in a million years going to sit down and watch this one.
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Not ever, ever, in a million years going to sit down and watch this one.
You think you have trouble sitting down, consider the characters in the movie.

(at least the two in front)
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should this be merged with Jersey Shore.
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It's 90 minutes long. It's a fictional story. On the DVD there is a behind-the-scenes feature that shows how all the different scenes were shot and at one point the 3 actors who formed part of the centipede were laughthing and fooling around. No one got hurt and no one was forced to do anything they didn't want to. Although they couldn't act much when they were playing the centipede you still got a sense of the obvious fear and devastation of what an operation would do to anyone, which I think may not be easy as people like to think. I mean convincingly portray absolute genuine terror because hopefully most of us have never experienced this type of fear.

The horror genre is one of the most sucessful themes at the cinema but I feel that a true horror film should not accessible because the whole point of horror is that it should be horrific. Not many people like to be shocked but instead they prefer to watch a film that makes them feel happy about the world, maybe they want to watch something that confirms their views or sometimes they may like to watch a weepy.

It's my personal opinion that if a horror film is loved by many people then it's not doing it's job in terms of being shocking. It's like a thrash metal act trying to appeal to mass market which is what Metallica did in the 90's. What happened- they lost a lot of their original fanbase.

People go on about the Saw films, and it's meant to be the most succesful horror franchise, but I actually found the films rather boring. I prefered the first one and yet that film actually had very little blood compaired to the sequals. I also found as though the writer was trying to be to clever. I love films that you have to watch carefully and probably see it more than once before you understand the plot but because I find the whole storyline a bit far fetched (jigsaw is supposed to have terminal cancer yet he still manages to kidnap numerous people and construct unusual contraptions and traps). I don't know, maybe I have to watch them again as well as thefinal sequal in orderr to understand but for me I just don't think them the best horror movies ever.
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Is this truly scary or just shocking and gross?
That is my problem with so many horror movies is that their scares are just shocking scenes. I like scary movies that make you think twice before doing a day-to-day activity or really have an original thought that is scary. (I stopped at Target on the way home from seeing Quarantine and bought a tiny pocket flashlight. At least one or two characters would have survived that movie if they had had a flashlight. That scared me.)
Blood and gore don't scare me, they just repulse me.
Where does Centipede fall?
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A few people I know who also love horror films have said that they find thrillers more scary than horrors because they don't have the fantacy element like horrors frequantly do. So I think horror films should firstly aim to shock. I may find the Centipede scary as well as shocking because I have a big phobia about hospitals and surgery, but not everyone does. I also know fropm watching this film and from other movies such as Wolf Creek and The Hostel 2 not to travel by yourself at night especcially if you don't know the area.
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I don't usually get wood during horror / exploitation films.

But when I do, it's during the Human Centipede



Stay hungry, my friends.
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It's a fictional story.
Thank God.
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I wonder how long until there is a U2 fan fiction version of the human centipede
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I've wanted to write U2 fan fiction set in a Lord of the Rings-like setting for ages.

Larry would be slaying dragons and crushing ass left and right.
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I've wanted to write U2 fan fiction set in a Lord of the Rings-like setting for ages.

Larry would be slaying dragons and crushing ass left and right.
Paul McCockne$$ = Gollum?
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