The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence has been banned outright by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), and critics are calling it the “sickest movie of all time.” The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has not yet seen the movie, but they gave the original Human Centipede, which came out in 2009, an R rating for “disturbing sadistic horror, violence, nudity and language.” Disturbing indeed. This movie depicted a mad German doctor who took three people hostage and stitched them together mouth to anus to create a “pet,” and…well, if you haven’t seen the movie, you can imagine the rest. (If you have seen the movie, chances are that for weeks afterward you are haunted by images of it when you, uh, go to the bathroom.)
Dutch director Tom Six has added an entirely new component to The Human Centipede Part 2. The sequel depicts a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film and wants to recreate the centipede. This new film includes a scene in which the film’s protagonist “wraps barbed wire around his penis and then rapes a woman on the end of a ‘human centipede’ after he has become aroused by the sight of the victims defecating into each other’s mouths.” Are you gagging yet? David Cooke, director of the BBFC said: “There is little attempt to portray any of the victims in the film as anything other than objects to be brutalised, degraded and mutilated for the amusement and arousal of the central character, as well as for the pleasure of the audience…[furthermore,] that to issue a certificate to this work, even if confined to adults…would risk potential harm within the terms of the VRA, and would be unacceptable to the public.”
What does director Tom Six have to say? He said: “Thank you BBFC for putting spoilers of my movie on your Web site and thank you for banning my film in this exceptional way “Apparently I made [a] horrific horror-film, but shouldn’t a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a [expletive] movie.” Mr. Six is a sick man. Even good horror films should have some positive outcome for some of the victims, or at least something other than shock value. Watch the trailer here.