Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Human Centipede

Next time I hold a staff meeting at work I am going to show The Human Centipede.  I have never seen a better film about the importance of teamwork.

So I know I am a little late to the party on this one.  THC came out about a year ago.  I just really never was in the mood to watch it.  I mean, when are you every really in the mood to watch a film about people sewn together ass to mouth?  Turns out, last night I was in the mood for an ass to mouth film. That sounds like I wanted to watch a porno!  A porno would have been much more entertaining.

The main problem I had with The Human Centipede is that is wasn't shocking/gory/scary/funny enough.  It is a concept film and the concept is good: so good that it became a cultural phenomenon (much like Toddlers and Tiaras).  Problem was that the execution was just plain boring (unlike Toddlers and Tiaras, which is awesome and I wish it was on year round). 

The Human Centipede works best as a comedy. Dieter Laser as the demented Doctor is hysterical.  He is a modern day Dr. Frankenstein.

He also looks a bit like Geoff Tate from Queensryche.  I always wondered what happened to him.  When Laser screams "Feed her" I almost fell off the couch laughing.  Best part of the film.

I am intrigued by Tom Six.  I like it when Directors become part of the show, ala Alfred Hitchcock.  I am looking forward to seeing what he does after he is finished with The Centipede Trilogy.  I also like that his Cinematographer is named Goof De Kooning.  That name just makes me happy.  Enjoy the preview to the sequel.  I will see it, because it looks very different in tone from first one.  Of course, it may be many, many years until I am in the mood for a 12 person sewn ass to mouth film.

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