The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)

Ashlynn Yennie and Laurence R. Harvey in The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)

Ashlynn Yennie and Laurence R. Harvey in The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)

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Tue Oct 4 2011

The first one had a ridiculous German torture master, some anus-to-mouth surgery and a deep contempt for logic. You hated yourself for watching it, hated having your own face sewn to the crack of an unworthy ass-terpiece. What could possibly be missing from the magic formula? Dutch director Tom Six returns with his offensive notion of who his fans are, depicted onscreen as Martin (Harvey), a mute, corpulent creep who works in a London parking garage and watches The Human Centipede on repeat. He keeps a scrapbook of the movie's posters under his shit-stained sheets. He dreams a little dream.

The rest of this sequel---more laughable than effective---is devoted to putting the plan into action, as a dozen interchangeable victims are captured, bound, stripped and assembled in an industrial warehouse. Our hero, decidedly without medical training, gets busy; are you ready for half an hour of forced diarrhea and crude flesh cutting? Six manages to find the one element that could have made his idea even more noxious, a strong whiff of pretension: Interiors fade into b&w shadows (Eraserhead this is not), while Martin's miserable home life invites the worst kind of psychobabble from characters and viewers alike. The question remains: Exploitative films are a dime a dozen, but how low will two-faced art-film distributor IFC go?

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Fri Oct 7, 2011


90 mins

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