Note the conjoined twin print behind our antagonist
2010’s gross-out, horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence) came and went with more hype than anything else. Finally, it’s hit Netflix on-demand opening up the movie to a much wider audience, except for the squeamish of course. Some have praised it highly, others panned it without due diligence. Roger Ebert’s remarks certainly take the cake:
I am required to award stars to movies I review. This time, I refuse to do it. The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don’t shine.
In the film the token, creepy German Dr. Joseph Heiter, played by Dieter Laser, is a former surgeon who made his living separating conjoined twins. But his true passion in life lies in attaching autonomous creatures to form a more perfect organism.
Will he succeed in building Ethmostigmus rubripes sapiens? Yes.
Will the doctor be thwarted by our plucky young cast? Perhaps.
Will you be emotionally scarred forever? No doubt.
Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to the Siamese triplets proffered by this heartwarming film.