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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
18
Cast
Ashlynn Yennie
Laurence R. Harvey
Maddi Black.
Directors
Tom Six.
Screenwriters
Tom Six.
Running Time
84 minutes

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The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
The worm has (re)turned


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Plot
Car park attendant Martin (Harvey) obsesses endlessly about the first Human Centipede film, watching and rewatching until the idea comes to him to create his own centipede. This time it's longer and even more horrifying...


Review
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
It's a shame this has become known for censorship woes, which mean trims to its wilder atrocities, because Tom Six’s follow-up is a stronger, stranger, more interesting picture than the first. Security guard Martin (Laurence R. Harvey) obsesses over his Human Centipede DVD, and dreams of sewing the horrible people he meets into one composite creature. In Expressionist black and white and with Grand Guignol set-piece effects, it’s better-paced (and artier) than the original. New face Harvey is an unforgettable monster, obsessed with creating his own centipede, and sets about living the dream with quease-making determination. Need we say, not to everyone’s tastes.


Verdict
The Human Centipede gets longer (how long before it becomes The Human Millipede?) but the shocks will be familiar to anyone who enjoyed the first film. The 180 seconds or so of cuts needed to get it past the BBFC open up some plot holes but won't sweeten the pill for everyone else.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

Rather than another unconventional folow-up, Full Sequence is more of a love/hate letter to viewers of the first film. Containing the blood and shit that makes up for both films, this is definitely tough to sit through. But whats even more meandering is the lack of consistency and imagination. Tom Six has all the tools necessary to make his messages and ideas fit into a horrific social film. However, whats to be appreciated here is undermined by an hour-and-a-half of mediocrity and boredom. ... More

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Posted by norgizfox at 01:02, 19 October 2012 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

At least the people criticising it this time have actually seen the film, a first for a Human Centipede-related thread I think. ... More

Posted by horribleives at 15:21, 18 May 2012 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

I love how this discussion just reappears every couple of months or so. ... More

Posted by Spaldron at 01:12, 18 May 2012 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

L: MonsterCat L: hubu_phonk I heard of both but seen neither. The idea sounds up my street TBH, and judging from the comments it seems to be a kaleidoscope of provocation,hyper-real violence and torture-porn. The only thing that i read that makes me frown is the infant head crushing. It seems in keeping with the 'to the limit' of human cruelty and horror, but that doesn't sit well with me. Saying that, i haven't seen the film, so any thoughts on certain points would just be c... More

Posted by Ghidorah at 21:21, 17 May 2012 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

L: Phubbs I wouldn't agree with that really, you can't say that unless you actually see the film and like I said it does have its merits, Six knows how to make a good horror/gore film, he isn't an idiot. ell, I have seen the film. I tend not to comment on something I haven't seen. nd Six is a fool. ... More

Posted by MonsterCat at 17:44, 17 May 2012 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

L: MonsterCat L: hubu_phonk I heard of both but seen neither. The idea sounds up my street TBH, and judging from the comments it seems to be a kaleidoscope of provocation,hyper-real violence and torture-porn. The only thing that i read that makes me frown is the infant head crushing. It seems in keeping with the 'to the limit' of human cruelty and horror, but that doesn't sit well with me. Saying that, i haven't seen the film, so any thoughts on certain points would just be conj... More

Posted by Phubbs at 17:29, 17 May 2012 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

L: hubu_phonk I heard of both but seen neither. The idea sounds up my street TBH, and judging from the comments it seems to be a kaleidoscope of provocation,hyper-real violence and torture-porn. The only thing that i read that makes me frown is the infant head crushing. It seems in keeping with the 'to the limit' of human cruelty and horror, but that doesn't sit well with me. Saying that, i haven't seen the film, so any thoughts on certain points would just be conjecture. I my try and... More

Posted by MonsterCat at 11:42, 17 May 2012 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

I heard of both but seen neither. The idea sounds up my street TBH, and judging from the comments it seems to be a kaleidoscope of provocation,hyper-real violence and torture-porn. The only thing that i read that makes me frown is the infant head crushing. It seems in keeping with the 'to the limit' of human cruelty and horror, but that doesn't sit well with me. Saying that, i haven't seen the film, so any thoughts on certain points would just be conjecture. I my try and give it a go at some p... More

Posted by hubu_phonk at 09:31, 17 May 2012 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011) So I saw the first film after all the hype and talk about it being really nasty and shocking, and like many films throughout the years I was scoffing at how rubbish those claims were. Original in terms of the idea yes but hardly shocking, more bizarre, and you didn't even see much. Now we have the same issues all over again with the sequel, only this time its all completely bloody true I tell ya!!! Let me start by saying I have never felt q... More

Posted by Phubbs at 08:55, 17 May 2012 | Report This Post


DO NOT WATCH IF WEAK STOMACH

completely vile and disgusting! too much but yet so interesting. disturbing to the fullest and some scenes were deleted for a reason... ... More

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Posted by jackcarlin18 at 21:54, 15 March 2012 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

L: losthighway Is it worth giving a go in its cut form??? I wouldn't usually advocate watching cut films but tbh it's on SKY Box Office and it's only a button press away... ote] I'd imagine you'd lose half the fun in the cut version. Also it'd probably come across as too serious as the OTT violence is kind of the point of the film. But I haven't seen the cut version so who knows. ... More

Posted by Spaldron at 19:56, 04 December 2011 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

Is it worth giving a go in its cut form??? I wouldn't usually advocate watching cut films but tbh it's on SKY Box Office and it's only a button press away... ... More

Posted by losthighway at 12:46, 04 December 2011 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

I haven't seen either of them. Looking at the reviews, there seems to be an escalation going on here. With the 3rd centipede being made soon, I wonder what Six is going to do next. ... More

Posted by SpeedSailor at 11:17, 04 December 2011 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

L: Spaldron I think its a hilarious film, can't believe people are taking it so seriously. ote] I can't take it seriously because it's so fucking pathetic. It worked for you, though, and that's a good thing. ... More

Posted by MonsterCat at 14:12, 01 December 2011 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

I think its a hilarious film, can't believe people are taking it so seriously. ... More

Posted by Spaldron at 14:08, 01 December 2011 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

Frankly, it's vile and disgusting. At least the first one had a point to it.   This is just an extended torture sequence masquerading as something more profound. ... More

Posted by jcthefirst at 13:11, 01 December 2011 | Report This Post


RE: The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

I feel the opposite way, Spaldron. Thought the flick was stupid, juvenile and boring. The black and white cinematography was quite nicely done, though. ... More

Posted by MonsterCat at 12:18, 01 December 2011 | Report This Post


All Fart And No Shit. So To Speak.

Yeah. It's come to this. A sequel to perhaps the only film ever to exist that never, EVER EVER needed a sequel. The second film is the first film, but without the fright factor- we know what the shock is (it's hardly a well concealed secret, now is it?). The film is someone making one of these 'centipedes', and then doing random things to it for the last 20 minutes of film. It's not a scary film. The only thing that's scary about it is the initial concept, and that gets tired after about 2 minut... More

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Posted by blaud at 06:34, 01 December 2011 | Report This Post


RE: Deliciously disgusting.

Saw the uncut version tonight and frankly I thought it was a hoot. Far more entertaining and hilarious than its predecessor and with some ridiculously OTT gore. I honestly don't understand how the BBFC managed to miss the point by such a wide margin by censoring this film to such a degree. I can't imagine this film working nearly as well without the insane violence which is clearly the director Tom Six having a laugh as its quite obviously a satire. Its like something Verhoven would've done bac... More

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Posted by Spaldron at 01:27, 27 November 2011 | Report This Post


RE: .

watched this the other night i found it too fucking stupid to take seriously and ended up laughing through most of it.  ... More

Posted by The Waco Kid at 18:55, 03 November 2011 | Report This Post


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The original one was hyped up to the point of ludicrousness, and was actually a pretty tame and predictable horror b-movie when it got down to it. The sequel is just a cynical torture porn cash in, and not worth the 90mins watch time. ... More

Posted by spamandham at 17:07, 03 November 2011 | Report This Post


I'm outraged! not really. How the BBFC decided A Serbian Film was OK but this isn't is beyond me, ... More

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Posted by mrwinky99 at 16:28, 01 November 2011 | Report This Post


THIS IS WRONG

this one looks much worse than the first one ... More

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Posted by Ciaran McDaid at 12:32, 01 November 2011 | Report This Post


why?

just watched it uncut - dont see what all the fuss is about seen worse films that arent banned. Might be offended if it was'nt so stupid. did find it funny in parts tho. ... More

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Posted by adam250579 at 16:54, 31 October 2011 | Report This Post


why?

just watched it uncut - dont see what all the fuss is about seen worse films that arent banned. Might be offended if it was'nt so stupid. did find it funny in parts tho. ... More

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Posted by adam250579 at 16:53, 31 October 2011 | Report This Post


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