The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Film: The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Director: Tom Six
Writer: Tom Six
Starring: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams and Ashlynn Yennie
This film takes place in Germany. We see a man pulled off to the side of the road. We learn that he is a doctor, played by Dieter Laser, and then a large truck pulls in behind him. The driver exits with a roll of toilet paper. Laser gets out with a gun and shoots the man with a tranquilizer dart.
We then cut to two American girls in their hotel, played by Ashley C. Williams and Ashlynn Yennie. They are trying to find directions to a nightclub. They end up getting lost in the middle of the woods, followed by a flat tire. They go in search of help and end up at Laser’s house. There they are drugged and held captive.
The truck driver is told that he doesn’t work, so he is killed. Laser then goes out to find someone else, returning with an Asian man played by Akihiro Kitamura. We learn that Laser is the best surgeon in Germany for separating conjoined twins, but now has a new ambition. He tells them that he has connected his three rottweilers into one animal, where the first one feeds the second with its feces, followed by it going to the third to keep them all alive. Now he wants to do it with humans.
The doctor goes through the operation plan and then attempts to connect them. Williams escapes and it takes a while, but he finally brings her back. He then succeeds in creating a human centipede. Can he get it to actually function and get them to work together? Will they get away before it is too late?
This film is quite disturbing. It actually made me laugh when I saw that the writer and director, Tom Six, actually contacted a surgeon to ensure that he could add that this film is 100% medically accurate. I truly wonder if any is demented enough to actually attempt this though. I do believe that is what he is trying to get at by making this film, that there are people out there that are crazy enough to try and create monstrous things like this.
The acting isn’t all that great, but with what is going onscreen, it didn’t have to be. The two women are connected to Kitamura, so he is the only one of them that can talk. The real draw for this film is the creation that is made. Laser isn’t that great in his role, but he is demented and that was good enough.
I wouldn’t recommend this film if you have a weak stomach. If you’re into gory or crazy horror films, then I would give this one a viewing. It is something that I believe if you can handle it, you should watch it, but it is disturbing and I want to make that clear. The acting isn’t great, but the concept is weirdly interesting. It shows the depravity of humans.
My Rating: 7 out of 10