The Human Centipede: First Sequence (2009)

 While I was on my small vacation, I saw a DVD on the shelf that looking interesting,the Human Centipede (first sequence). Having spent most of this past week searching for items to populate a curiosity cabinet, I decided to finally break down ands see what this has to offer (although, I am sure it will be nowhere near as good as the DVD case says it is). If something like this was real, it would definitely find its way onto a shelf in the curiosity cabinet.

Plot/ Two pretty but ditsy American girls are on a road trip through Europe. In Germany, they end up alone at night with a broken car in the woods. They search for help and find an isolated villa. The next day, they awaken to find themselves trapped in a terrifying makeshift basement hospital along with a Japanese man. An older German man identifies himself as a retired surgeon specialized in separating Siamese twins. However, his three "patients" are not about to be separated but joined together in a horrific operation. He plans to be the first person to connect people via their gastric systems. By doing so, he plans to bring to life his sick lifetime fantasy, the human centipede.

While hanging out with my brother Matt, I saw the case for this DVD and was intrigued. I am always interested in seeing things that try to press the boundary and this sounded like it would do just that. Personally, I do not care if it is medically accurate, it is a horror flick meant to shock. Unfortunately, there seem to be more bad points than good ones, considering the lack of scares, gore, pacing and atmosphere, but there is something that is at least a bit disturbing in the idea of creating a human centipede. I have to admit that idea, much like Frankenstein’s desire to create a human, is one that sends chills down my spine. Plus, it kept me a bit entertained as I waited patiently to see the end result. Sure, the ending was a bit disappointing but all in all, found it semi-enjoyable, different, but not as disturbing as everyone said is was.


  1. Your review is right on! It's the idea that's terrifying, the movie was just paced too slow!


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