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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

R | | Horror | 28 April 2010 (USA)
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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.

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Tom Six

Writer:

Tom Six
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dieter Laser ... Dr. Heiter
Ashley C. Williams ... Lindsay
Ashlynn Yennie ... Jenny
Akihiro Kitamura ... Katsuro
Andreas Leupold Andreas Leupold ... Det. Kranz
Peter Blankenstein ... Det. Voller
Bernd Kostrau Bernd Kostrau ... Dirty Man in Car
Rene de Wit Rene de Wit ... Truck Driver
Sylvia Zidek Sylvia Zidek ... Hotel Receptionist (voice)
Rosemary Annabella ... Amy (voice) (as Monica Iconica)
Mauricio d'Orey Mauricio d'Orey ... TV Presenter (voice) (as Maurício d'Orey)
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Storyline

Two pretty but ditsy American girls are on a road trip through Europe. In Germany, they end up alone at night with a broken car in the woods. They search for help and find an isolated villa. The next day, they awaken to find themselves trapped in a terrifying makeshift basement hospital along with a Japanese man. An older German man identifies himself as a retired surgeon specialized in separating Siamese twins. However, his three "patients" are not about to be separated but joined together in a horrific operation. He plans to be the first person to connect people via their gastric systems. By doing so, he plans to bring to life his sick lifetime fantasy, the human centipede. Written by Producer Ilona Six

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Stronger Together. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing sadistic horror violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English | German | Japanese

Release Date:

28 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Human Centipede See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,424, 2 May 2010

Gross USA:

$181,467

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$325,113
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Six Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

Although the film is set in Germany, it was shot in the Netherlands due to the countries' similar landscapes. Heiter's home, where most of the film takes place, was a villa in the Netherlands found by the production team. The property was in a residential area and not surrounded by woodland as it appears in the film, but by other houses, so the filmmakers had some difficulty ensuring the other houses did not appear in shot. Real hospital beds and intravenous drips were rented from a local hospital. See more »

Goofs

As Lindsay is dragging an unconscious Jenny through the yard trying to make an escape, you can spot the pink feather from the dart in her back before Dr. Heiter takes the shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jenny: [speaking on a hotel phone] Hi. Yes, um, I was wondering if I could get driving directions to a nightclub called Bunker. Yes, Bunker. How exactly would I get there?
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Crazy Credits

Tom Six's dog Nigel is credited under "Edited by" and "Making of edited by" as "NIGEL DE HOND", which is Dutch for "Nigel the dog". See more »

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This is just gross....
4 August 2013 | by longcooljolieSee all my reviews

Shocker movies are a guilty pleasure, kind of like eating nasty junk food or reading trashy novels.

There is something rambunctious about a well-done shocker movie. They usually contain over-the-top acting and doses of black humor. The first couple of "Saw" movies, the "Final Destination" series, and classics such as "Re-Animator" come to mind.

Unfortunately, "Human Centipede" is just gross. If extreme or shock horror movies are on your radar, then you already know the premise. The actor playing "Dieter," the deranged surgeon does a great job with the part and definitely has the look for such a role (he would make a great SS agent in a Nazi movie). The two girls and the guy who become the title character also show the right amounts of shock and disgust when they realize what will become of them. The movie is also shot and edited well. That's where the positives end, however.

It's possible that nowadays people make movies with an eye toward what fans on forums such as these will say about them. With that in mind, it's much more interesting to read reviews and message board postings about "Centipede" than to actually watch the movie.


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