The Human Centipede (First Sequence), directed by Tom Six

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is the best movie about a mad German doctor surgically grafting a trio of unfortunate victims ass to mouth in an effort to create a new creature sporting a singular digestive system. Beyond this utterly absurd and highly unique plot, much of the fanfare has been deemed unwarranted, due in no small part to the questionable acting and, well, how can you make a movie out of such a focused premise? As it is my tendency to go against popular opinion, I and my viewing companion found the film to be highly entertaining, possessing a level of depth you might not think to find in a film about the morbid and fetishistic surgical dalliances of a mad German doctor. While I will certainly agree that the acting on the part of our two unfortunate female protagonists was absolutely dreadful, the awesomely named Dieter Laser, who played the mad Dr. Heiter, did a phenomenal job, conveying varying levels of emotion that belie the stoicism I thought such a character might possess. Much can be said about the film, and while the underlying premise might be a little too difficult for some to stomach, Tom Six's "100% medically accurate" thriller is a must-see.

Be sure to check out Alison's fantastic review of the film here.

categories Features, Horror