The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
  • Directors(s)

    Tom Six

  • Production Year

    2010

  • Release date

    20/08/2010

  • Genre(s)

    Horror, Horror, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    92m

  • Cast

    Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Andreas Leupold, Peter Blankenstein, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

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Film

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

Contains strong bloody violence, threat and horror

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.

  • Directors(s)

    Tom Six

  • Production Year

    2010

  • Release date

    20/08/2010

  • Genre(s)

    Horror, Horror, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    92m

  • Cast

    Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Andreas Leupold, Peter Blankenstein, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE) is a horror film about an insane German surgeon who kidnaps three tourists and surgically attaches them to each other to form a 'human centipede'.

Threat

The central conceit, in which three people are surgically attached anus to mouth to share a single gastrointestinal tract, provides the film's elements of horror and threat as the victims are chained up, drugged and left terrified by the surgeon's explanations of what he plans to do to them.

Violence

The actual surgical process of creating the 'human centipede' is not shown in any significant detail. Instead, the nature of the procedure is hinted at by two short scenes. In one, the surgeon removes one of the women's teeth with pliers, resulting in a lot of blood but with the actual process of removal hidden by the positioning of the characters' bodies. In the other, a scalpel is seen cutting into the flesh of a woman's buttocks before a bloody flap of skin is lifted. Other moments of violence include several bloody shootings and the stabbing of a scalpel into a man's legs

Once the surgery is completed, no detail is shown of the contact between the faces and anuses of the victims, because the attachments between them are covered in bandages. Although the central idea of the film is undoubtedly grotesque and revolting, the scenario is so far-fetched and bizarre that there is no plausible risk of emulation.

The film also contains multiple uses of strong language, some strong verbal sex references as a man talks about women being 'wet between the legs', and infrequent non-sexualised nudity as the female victims crawl around with their breasts partially exposed.

  • Classified date

    02/07/2010

  • BBFC reference

    AFV270051

  • Language

    English