The Human Centipede (First Sequence) was, for me, a bit like a carnival sideshow. You pay your buck to see some morbid or disgusting oddity, you see it, and, well, that’s it. The first Human Centipede didn’t shock or appall me the way it did some people, probably because, beyond the gruesome titular centipede made of human beings, there wasn’t much to it. It was just gross for the sake of being gross – not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Now we have this trailer for the sequel: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), and…y’know, I’m actually kind of intrigued. While I was nonplussed overall with the first film, it seems as thought director Tom Six has made some very interesting choices this time around. For one thing, the first Human Centipede is a movie within the world of its sequel. For another thing, the whole movie is shot in black and white. And finally, the sequel – not the first movie-within-a-movie – is the one being billed as “100% medically inaccurate” instead of the other way around. I suspect the movie will ultimately just be more of the same stuff from the first film but with a bigger budget and a more distinct visual style, but I’ll admit that Tom Six piqued my interest.
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) is getting a limited release in North America starting on October 7, 2011. UK viewers are out of luck for the time being, as the film has apparently been banned by the BBFC.