In case you’ve been living on Mars lately The Human Centipede 2 has landed! Can it out do it’s prequel (Human Centipede – First Sequence)? Let’s have a look and see…
The storyline is as thus: Martin is a mentally disturbed loner who lives with his mother in a bleak housing project. He works the night shift as a security guard in an equally grim and foreboding underground parking complex. To escape his dreary existence, Martin loses himself in the fantasy world of the cult horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009), fetishizing the meticulous surgical skills of the gifted Dr. Heiter, whose knowledge of the human gastrointestinal system inspires Martin to attempt the unthinkable.
That’s right folks, Martin is so obsessed by creepy German doctor Heiter that he’s going to attempt to create a 12 person centipede! Go creepy Martin!
And when I say creepy, I mean CREEPY! Martin, played by new comer Laurence Harvey is very disturbing. He also never says a single word throughout the entire film, and it works.
The film begins with Martin on the job (night shift security guard) watching The Human Centipede on his laptop. After he’s dispatched his first two victims it’s all down hill from there. His mother is constantly moaning at him, his neighbour upstairs is constantly blasting out shitty music (and picking on Martin) all this culminates in Martin snapping and deciding to follow his hero. Nay. Out do his hero!
Having gathered together his twelve victims he begins to splice them together. Unfortunately due to a few mishaps here and there (happens to the best of surgeons) a couple of folks were, uh, ‘lost’, shall we say. But, due to the magic of gaffa tape and a staple gun, Martin shines through in the end with a ten person centipede. Hoorah!
But, all does not go as planned for ‘Dr.’ Martin (I shant spoil it all) and things break down.
The film, which was apparently shot in colour, is (in the final cut) almost entirely in black and white. I say entirely as there is a spattering of colour. That’s an in joke. Watch it and you’ll see what I mean.
Did Mr. Six out do himself in Centipede 2? I think so. He managed to get the film completely banned here in the UK due to its insanity. With over 2mins of cuts they’ve given him an 18 certificate (highest you can get apart from a porn film) and I can see why. There’s everything from centipede rape to squished foetuses. Seriously!
Is there a plot? Kinda. Do I give a rats ass? No. Although I’d love to see the full colour version which I hope we see as a directors cut.
Roll on Centipede 3!