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The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

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Netherlands · 2009
Rated R · 1h 32m
Director Tom Six
Starring Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura
Genre Horror

Two young women on holiday in Germany are kidnapped by a mad scientist with delusions of creating a new kind of human. Trapped by the insane Dr. Heiter, tourists Lindsay and Jenny are surgically conjoined with a Japanese tourist, Katsuro. Their new existence is one of torment and bodily horror.

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Only real payoff is seeing the monstrosity assembled, and though that will surely earn the Dutch writer-director a cult reputation on the genre circuit, "going there" does not a movie make.


Boxoffice Magazine by Amy Nicholson

More of a stunt than a script, The Human Centipede (First Sequence) should get a modest amount of I-dare-you ticket sales, but it's about as mass market as a dogfight.


Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

Six has now made a film deliberately intended to inspire incredulity, nausea and hopefully outrage. It's being booked as a midnight movie, and is it ever. Boozy fanboys will treat it like a thrill ride.


New York Post by V.A. Musetto

Dieter Laser is grand as the doc, a character Christopher Walken would be comfortable doing, and Akihiro Kitamura provides laughs as the first part of the centipede.

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