Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence (2011)

More for Turkey Month.

What can I say, I was completely disgusted... and not in the good kind of way that one might expect from this film.

Seriously, I'm at a real loss for words here, a condition apparently shared by the main character "Martin" (Laurence R. Harvey) who says little more than a few peeps and squawks during the whole 88 minutes.

Mute characters do not bother me, nor do films shot in black and white. The story was fine, if terribly predictable... although I can't help but feel some scenes and characters were just thrown in to get the film's run time up past the 74 minute mark.

In a nutshell, an obsessed and mentally unstable fan of The Human Centipede movie decides to try to make a 12-human centipede of his own.

I think what turned me off of this film the most was that it went in the exact opposite direction that the first Human Centipede film did. Maybe there were a bunch of people out there clamoring for an all-you-can-stomach fecal-eating feast in full view, but in my opinion the first film was much more disturbing because although you didn't actually see it, you knew what was going on underneath the bandages.

 To make matters worse, the film seems to take a page from Sam Raimi's playbook on bodily fluid spewing as Martin introduces a laxative to his centipede's diet. Needless to say, it's not kidding around about the graphic content. I just think a lot of the horror was lost in the process.

Centipede 2 does bring back a familiar face as Ashlynn Yennie plays herself as the actress from the original film and the new leader of the segments. However, even the idea of an actress finding herself in a real predicament based on a previous role wasn't played out to its full potential in favor of just trying to gross out the audience.

If you want a gross film, this may be a good choice. If you want a horrifying one, just stick with the original.

Film information: The Human Centipede 2

Related films: The Human Centipede

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