Fangoria Review - The Human Centipede


THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE) is one of the bigger shams to appear on the horror scene in recent years. This isn’t a movie, it’s a 93-minute stunt, one that takes a single idea that could have sufficed as the punchline for a 10-minute short and wraps it in a feature’s worth of ineffective genre tropes and clich├ęs. That idea, as you’ve likely heard, involves three people surgically attached at their mouths and anuses, creating a “human centipede” with one long digestive system. It’s the brainchild of one Dr. Heiter, who lives in a big house in the German woods and is played by Dieter Laser, who resembles Christopher Walken with a glandular disorder....

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