Friday, December 30, 2011


What an unbelievable sequel to the highly controversial original film, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, this film is. Shot in B&W, converted from color footage, this British-Dutch horror film is a real masterwork of the macabre. While offering up little in way of dialog beyond many moans and screams for the most, this film acts as a very morbid chronicle of the sick and twisted fascinations of a very strange little overweight and mentally ill parking lot attendant, Martin Lomax(played by British character actor Laurence R. Harvey). Lomax is a deeply disturbed fan the original HUMAN CENTIPEDE film who plays the film over and over, and even becomes sexually aroused at the film. He begins a terrible task of gathering victims to construct a crudely fashioned version of the centipede creation from the first film.

Being shot in B&W, with British characters helps to give this deeply disturbing film a very classic look. I personally love B&W, and consider many great movies shot in B&W to be real masterpieces. And as far as macabre crime stories go, this second episode in THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE series is so deeply outrageous that it ranks as a true classic of horror filmmaking. This film goes places that the old Universal and Hammer horror films never dare to tread. I don't want to spoil the shock value with too many details here. But this film just shocks beyond belief. It's almost pornographically horrible. in fact, in the UK, the film was only allowed to be shown in the country after 32 edits were made in the film.

The Bottom Line: A truly shocking and outrageous horror film with a real classic look thanks to the clever use of B&W film. ***(Three Stars, Good. Buy or rent this only if you truly love horror films. Everyone else will be repelled by this deeply gruesome and film).


At 4:55 PM, Blogger Shaun said...

Tom Six was trying to do the one thing he knew he had to do to get this movie attention, by doing everything you would never have thought a person would do in a movie. The first movie wasn’t bad; I thought Deiter Laser is a great evil genius in it. I didn’t really think there was a need for the second one, but if you are going to make one you need to outdo the first I guess. You have to take this movie for what it is though; it is a movie that the rulebook got thrown out on. I admit I enjoyed parts of it too, there were parts that I found sickening, and parts that made me break out in hysterical laughter because they were so implausible. The best laugh I have gotten as of yet, was logging onto my Blockbuster @home page and seeing the on Valentines day The Human Centipede 2 tops there list on new movies coming out to rent, it even beat Nude Nun’s with guns (can you believe that?). Can you think of a better valentines day? You start out with roses and chocolates to start out, then a nice dinner for the girlfriend and after all the romancing, let’s put on Human Centipede 2 (mood killer). The girlfriend loves horror as much as me, but there is a time and place, so this Friday will work great. So I got it set in my DVD by mail queue at Blockbuster @home, we will get popcorn, first plug the laptop in since she has never seen the first one, stream that to the television through the streaming side of our @home, at least I can enjoy Deiter being evil again and then finish the night with 88 minutes of, am I really watching this? Am I going to be scarred from watching this? Then in the morning I can get up go to work at DISH and spread the goriness to my coworkers. I think it’s a perfect Friday night.


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