"The Human Centipede" has a lot to live up to

by Eric Melin on May 18, 2010 · 0 comments

in Film

the human centipede 2010Every now and then a movie comes along that generates word of mouth based on its concept alone.

The idea of a sick surgeon sewing people together ass-to-mouth through their gastric systems is about as stomach-turning as high-concept horror gets.

“The Human Centipede” is in limited release in theaters and available through Video On Demand all over the place. Eric has his review right here if you want to know whether this latest horror craze is hypeworthy or not.

A sample: “The doctor, whose name—Heiter—is only one letter away from Hitler, is obviously a reference to the ghastly Nazi experiments on humans during WWII. The fact that a Japanese man is thrown into the mix not long after is not a coincidence. But what is the film really trying to say? Can there be a coherent statement to be derived from this kind of parody?”

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