Because I’m a sick, unbalanced individual with highly questionable taste in cinema, it’s no surprise that director Tom Six’s upcoming psychological horror outing “The Human Centipede” is very high on my “must-see” list. Maybe it’s the strange sexual subtext, or perhaps it’s the fact that it feels like something Takashi Miike would have crafted early in his career — whatever the perverted case might be, I wish I had the funds to catch it’s scheduled October 18th screening at Screamfest L.A. Damn this recession and it’s tightening of my wallet. I don’t think I have enough plasma to cover the plane ticket, let alone hotel, food, and admission to the festival. Do pawn shops still accept kidneys from healthy white film geeks? I didn’t think so.
The official synopsis is impossibly intriguing:
Two American girls are on a road trip through Europe. In Germany they end up with a broken car in the woods. They search for help and find an isolated villa. The next day they awake to find themselves trapped in a terrifying make shift basement hospital along with a Japanese man. A 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 an horrific operation. He plans to be the first person to connect people via their gastric system, in doing so bringing to life his sick lifetime fantasy “the human centipede”.
That’s what I’m talking about! Included below is the first official clip released from Six Entertainment. As soon as a North America release date has been set — be it theatrical or DVD — I’ll be sure to fill you in.