The Texas Chainsaw Massacre isn't a film many people would use to compare The Human Centipede with... but I'll give it a go. Like TCM, The Human Centipede is preceded with an aura of menace. Most audiences enter into the film with a level of caution and anticipate what they're about to see with trepidation. The events depicted are, absolutely, depraved and sickening and yet when the final credits roll we come away from it having seen very little at all. Not a lot is shown and yet director Tom Six has successfully delivered one of the most controversial movies of our time. Its a well constructed thriller with great performances. The guy who plays the mad surgeon is absolutely brilliant and Tom Six has proven (also with part 2) that he has a talent for selecting amazing psychos. A disturbingly fantastic journey into depravity.
Once in a while a sequel will come along that surpasses it's original. The Human Centipede Part 2 not only surpasses part 1 but it quite literally shits all over it. I could give you a micro-review in saying that this movie is simply brilliant... to elaborate I will again use The Texas Chainsaw Massacre as a comparison. The original film's violence was entirely within the viewer's mind, however part 2 extracts all of the gore from our heads and splatters it all over the screen. The Human Centipede 2 is depraved, disgusting, vulgar and atrocious. Director Tom Six promised fans that this movie would make part 1 look like My LIttle Pony and he has kept true to that promise. He has also proved, again. to be an amazing director. I will go so far as to call this one of the best movies of the past few years. It's stylish and courageous and above all else, its satirical. It's presented in black & white which enhances the gritty an grimy aesthetic style. The climax of the move is the infamous 'shitting' scene and by the time it arrives, the lunacy of the story has kicked in. If seen with an audience the cinema would be packed with cheers and in a delightful tongue in cheek (awesome pun) nod to Schindler's List, a few specs of feces are colorised to brown and splattered on the screen.The movie is riddled with humour like this and takes things to such an extreme that the absurdity of it becomes apparent and you (me) find yourself wanting even more!! The good news is that part 3 is on its way, thus completing a film centipede.. ie 3 films which interlock seamlessly as one entity. Again Tom Six has promised that part 3 will make 2 seem like an exciting Disney movie. pmsl. I cannot wait!!!!! I should also mention that the main protagonist (antagonist) is one of the greatest horror characters I have seen in years. Mentally disturbed and devoid of emotion, he is the personification of perversion. Brilliant film.