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  • The Human Centipede 2: Full Squeamishness

    Meet Martin. Martin may or may not have down syndrome (it’s never really clarified, but I think he does have it), and is obsessed with the Human Centipede: First Sequence film. Martin doesn’t say much, but his actions speak volumes. Mainly, those actions consist of shooting people inside the parking garage he works security in, and hitting them over the head with a pipe. And those are the relatively tame moments. (By the by, one of my main critiques of the film revolves are the logic of having a man with mental problems work security. Especially if he does in fact have down syndrome, well, that would be a terrible job for someone with down syndrome, that’s all.)
    The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence is entirely in black and white, except for a gross bit near the end with a little brown popping on screen. It is nothing like the first film, save for the concept of the human centipede, and the whole ass to mouth thing.
    This film is utterly disgusting. I have a feeling this may be due to all the people who after the first human centipede bitched about how little gore it had. Well, shut up and take it for the second film, because here it is all right!
    The characters in this centipede are never characterized, at all. They exist solely as victims. The only people that are characterized are Martin’s mother, his psychologist, and bizarrely, Ashlynn Yennie, the first actress from the first film playing…herself.
    It’s not an enjoyable film, unless you take it at more than surface value. At surface, it’s a guy with mental problems, torturing people for his own sexual fulfillment. But, if you go deeper, you will probably laugh.
    What is it that everyone who isn’t a horror fan is afraid of? That we horror fans are going to watch and obsess over a particularly gory flick, and then go out and re-create the film with real life victims. The fear is also that someone with mental problems will watch a film like The Human Centipede, and try to act it out. So, in regard to the subtext, I enjoyed the film. Human Centipede 2 manages to do something Scream 4 could not; it hits the nail on the head with meta-ness. It is a fresh take on the ridiculous belief that horror fans are all “Martin’s” in the making. That we will watch the new Saw, and then go find a business man to try out one of the kills on.
    Likewise, even taking away the subtext, I enjoyed the film. The grainy black and white, and the gore, it was right up my alley. Which is to say, it thoroughly disturbed me, in a time when that is increasingly hard to do. It doesn’t have new born porn, but it still manages to shock.
    It has a twist ending which doesn’t ruin the film, which is also increasingly hard to find.
    If you truly want to be shocked, then watch Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence. But don’t expect anything less than a fat guy with mental problems stapling mouths to asses, and a pregnant victim. It’s hard to watch, and there in lies its power.
    And to my neighbor who had some kids visiting this weekend…I’m super sorry, haha.