The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009) Movie Review

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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

2009 | R | Horror, Sci-Fi
92 minutes / 1h 32min

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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Plot Synopsis:

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.

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009) Review

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009) is a Dutch horror movie that is a sequel to The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) and was also directed by Tom Six. Tom got inspiration for the movie from the crimes of Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, and the N*zi medical experiments carried out during that time. Director and writer Tom Six (The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011), The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015), I Love Dries (2008)) failed at writing and directing this movie in so many ways. I am not sure why Tom Six went on to making a sequel to this movie in 2011 and yet another one in (2015) after this movie miserably failed. I am about to watch the 2011 movie soon and hope I am not in for a huge disappointment. The movie contains nudity with no sexual related content, violence, gore, gruesome images, frightening scenes for younger viewers or nonhorror fans, bad language, and plot holes. The Human Centipede displays the story of a German surgeon that kidnapped three tourists and did the unthinkable to them instead of murdering them.

Lindsay (Ashley C. Williams - Julia (2014), Leaving Circadia (2014), Empty (2011)) and her friend Jenny are American tourists in Germany. Lindsay and Jenny (Ashlynn Yennie - The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011), Last Night (2014), The Wretched Prologue (2013)) got a flat tire and knocked on the wrong door for help. They knocked on Dr. Josef Heiter (Dieter Laser - The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975), The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015), John Glueckstadt (1975)) who is a crazy surgeon. Josef drugged the girls who knocked them out and they awake in a medical ward that Josef built. The girls were terrified while watching Josef savagely murdering a truck driver. Josef went out and got him a new male captive, Katsuro (Akihiro Kitamura - Porno (2004), I’ll Be There with You (2006), Blinded by Beauty (2007)) who is a Japanese tourist. Josef told the group that he is famous for separating Siamese twins, but he bored and dreamed of creating new creatures by sewing people together. This sick minded individual told the group in details what he is going to do to them and how he is going to connect his three victims surgically via mouth-to-anus.

The movie went on to being a nasty, disgusting sight where when one person defecates, the other person whose mouth is sewn to the anus is forced to swallow because that is the only thing can be done. There is absolutely no way to spit it out. Detectives, Kranz (Andreas Leupold) and Voller (Peter Blankenstein) went to Josef’s home to investigate the disappearance of tourists. The detectives became suspicious and left to obtain a warrant. What happens next is for you to see is if you have over an hour to waste. The movie was a total waste of my time, and I did not enjoy it for a second. I am dreading having to watch the second movie in its series to do another review, but I have slight hope that it might be a little better. The acting was terrible, special effects was terrible, had major plot holes, and everything about the movie was awful. I would give it a zero if I can, but the lowest I can go is one, so one is what this film gets.

  • The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 1
  • Overall Score: 3.10
  • IMDB: 4.4
  • MetaCritic: 3.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.0

About The Human Centipede (First Sequence) 2009

Title: The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
AKA: The Human Centipede
Year: 2009
Runtime: 92 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Score: 0.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.55/5 stars from 65,962 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 65,962
MPAA Rating: R
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Cast Starring: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura, Peter Blankenstein, Andreas Leupold, Bernd Kostrau, Rene de Wit, Sylvia Zidek, Rosemary Annabella, Mauricio D'Orey, Mauricio D' Orey
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Writers: NA
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Director: Tom Six
Production: IFC Films
Language: English, German, Japanese
Country: Netherlands