Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is probably not a movie you want to rave about to your elderly, church going, relatives if you want to be invited back or want to be left something more than their unpaid rest home bills as your inheritance. It is a simple horror film that unashamedly uses the clichés of horror movies with glee. Two cute American girls in search of a German nightclub, break down in the woods and decide to walk for help through the trees rather than along the road. They arrive at a house owned by mad doctor with a passion for home surgery and an odd fixation for sewing things together. His latest project is to sew three people together to form a 12 legged centipede.

Don't ask why. In fact don't get him angry or he will put you in the middle of his concoction, and he doesn't use post operative pain killers. Unlike your general splatter horror, the disgust here is in the concept of how the three victims are sewn together.

There are a couple of glaring plot holes, but it is a straight forward horror romp, with no redeeming features I can think of. Not frightening, just a little disgusting with a send up of some horror film clichés.

Ian's rating 3.5/5

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