The Human Centipede

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Grotesque, visceral and hard to (ahem) swallow, this surgical horror doesn't quite earn its stripes because the gross-outs overwhelm and devalue everything else.

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A deranged surgeon (Dieter Laser) plans to make his morbid fantasy come true by suturing three people together through their gastric systems.

Cast & Crew

Bernd Kostrau
Dirty Man in Car
Rene de Wit
Truck Driver
Tom Six
Director
Tom Six
Screenwriter
Ilona Six
Producer
Tom Six
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Patrick Savage
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Holeg Spies
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Goof de Koning
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Critic Reviews for The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

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Audience Reviews for The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

  • Jul 15, 2013
    It's artless and repulsive. I've seen many other films that are grotesque or disturbing and even plain disgusting but when the whole film is this way just for that sole purpose it becomes worthless.
    Chris B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2013
    With it's disgusting premise and exploitative nature, Human Centipede probably does not warrant much being said about it. For what it is and what it wants to be, it is successful in that it creates a truly menacing villain, Dieter Laser, and puts characters in situations that are shocking to even modern standards. The 'acting' and dialogue is rough at first, but seems to find it's stride towards the mid and latter portions of the 'film'. It would be hard to argue that it rises much above torture porn, but director Tom Six does seem to have a knack for tension building, with one specific scene involving two detectives having a particularly well crafted sense of pace and build-up. That, and an unpredictable last act, make it a step above a B movie, while still being a novelty by and large. Recommended only faintly for those with the sensibilities. 3/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2012
    I think the title (implying a sequel will be coming) is more horrifying than the movie itself.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2012
    Tom SIx derives an unexpected and grotesque feel to the horror/gore cinematic genre. Human Centipede is overshadowed by its devious creation of an 'actual' human centipede as well as its diabolical creator. Not for all audience, the film's execution doesn't hit well but does leave a sour mark on the not-so-strong-stomach-filled audience. 3/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer

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