Tom Six’s film The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is about a scientist bent on creating and sustaining a three-person “centipede” who are connected by their digestive system. It sounds horribly gruesome, but after watching it myself, far more was implied than shown. It was more conceptually than realistically horrific.
Six’s planned sequel is called The Human Centipede (Full Sequence) which, you guessed it, more kidnappings, more surgery, and more people in the chain. He promised it would be far more involved and provacative and apparently wasn’t lying. The UK Film Board deemed it unworthy of release due to “a strong focus throughout on the link between sexual arousal and sexual violence and a clear association between pain, perversity and sexual pleasure.”
Here is an excerpt from the release on Empire. Don’t worry, our excerpt contains no spoilers. Although the spoilers alone in the Empire article were enough for me to know that was all I could take of the film at all.
The principal focus of The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is the sexual arousal of the central character at both the idea and the spectacle of the total degradation, humiliation, mutilation, torture, and murder of his naked victims.
There is little attempt to portray any of the victims in the film as anything other than objects to be brutalised, degraded and mutilated for the amusement and arousal of the central character, as well as for the pleasure of the audience.
Frankly, some of Six’s audience might find this the most enticing news. Some of us know when we’re aptly warned. The producers have six weeks to appeal the decision.
In the U.S., however, IFC Midnight will be releasing The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) later this year. We’ll see what hurdles they will have to jump before that occurs, however.
Would you be willing to see this sequel? Let us know in the comments.