Do you think that Tom Six lost a bet or made this film for irony’s sake? If you haven’t seen his previous work you won’t understand but let’s start by saying his films are bad; so bad in fact that there is a high chance that someone might have told him that they were shit and he may have responded with something along the lines of eat shit... See where I’m going here? I myself I have not watched all of them, I once watched twenty minutes of Gay in Amsterdam and I wanted to bludgeon myself with a large hefty blunt object. Why would I need to see the others when IMDb tells me practically no-one thought they were good.
You must know what the film is about, if you haven’t where have you been all this time? The plot concerns Doctor … whose lifelong dream is to make a human centipede. I won’t detail what exactly that means that’s what pictures are for.
The Human Centipede has now gained a cult following from extremely devoted horror fans because of its disgusting premise; it’s even won awards for its “courage” but is it really a modern day classic? Or is it just a run of the mill horror film masquerading as something unique and original? I am more inclined to believe the latter statement, let me explain.
The premise is a clever guise for a rather boring and lacklustre horror film, but only some people it seems can see through this. It ends up just being a incredibly dull and predictable film that bends to the will of formula, think of any mad scientist film and compare it to this and they are the same. There are little hints of black humour scattered around but there are not nearly enough to make it stop taking itself seriously, with an addition of more black humour it could have saved itself from ridicule.