About a month before Fantastic Fest 2011 had its way with us (I’m still walking funny), the film festival’s programmers announced that Tom Six’s heavily-anticipated The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence would be the festival’s opening night film. This slot is generally reserved for the biggest, most buzzed-about film slated to screen during Fantastic Fest, and on the day it premiered, everyone was talking about what sort of pitch-black craziness Six might have come up with for the sequel to his surprise 2010 hit The Human Centipede: Would Six eschew the darkly comic moments that made the original so great? Would Dieter Laser return as the villainous Dr. Heiter? How does one make a twelve-person Human Centipede, anyway? The day after seeing the film (you can read my review here), I sat down with Six and Human Centipede 2 star Laurence Harvey to find out what they had to say for themselves. Read on for that chat, after the jump.
If you didn’t get enough disgusting, surgical, torture-porn from the first sequence of The Human Centipede by writer/director Tom Six, well you’re in for four times the luck! Earlier this month we posted all sorts of The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) goodies: a teaser trailer, a message from Tom Six himself and even a review of the complete film. If that’s really not enough to satisfy your curiosity for the sequel to one of the foulest movies ever made, well then you might be a truly disturbed individual. But since you’re here, we have the full theatrical trailer for the Full Sequence.
While Tom Six freely admits that the first Human Centipede was a “100% medically accurate” fictional tale, the sequel has transcended the fourth wall and gone meta. The villain this time is not a well-meaning surgeon who simply wants to advance medical knowledge, but a mentally-challenged abuse victim who gets his jollies from watching the first film. I’ve already creeped myself out enough just by writing that, so hit the jump to see the trailer.
When the first descriptions of Tom Six’s The Human Centipede: First Sequence started making their way through the ether, there was a lot of nervous giggling: a horror movie where the bad guy stitches a trio of unwitting hostages together, ass-to-mouth? And it’s supposedly “100% Medically Accurate”? This sounded like exploitative garbage at best, a complete waste of time (and a borderline Troma film) at worst. But then a funny thing happened: Human Centipede turned out to be pretty damn good. Great, even. Could The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence possibly be as good? Turns out, it’s an irrelevant question, as Centipede 2 is absolutely nothing like Six’s original film…and has a completely different agenda. Read on for my full review, after the jump…
Last year’s Fantastic Fest was– as I’ve heard it always is– a complete blast, with Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse offering up all the food, booze, and genre movies that anyone could ever want over the course of seven glorious days. The 2010 lineup was pretty awesome (films like I Saw The Devil, the “whatever happened to that movie?” horror flick Mother’s Day, Rubber, and many, many others), but the lineup for 2011′s Fantastic Fest is even more impressive: Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, Tom Six’s The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence, (Edit: we’ve been asked to remove all references to Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America in this article, as the film’s publicist tells us the film won’t be screening as part of Fantastic Fest), and a whole bunch of movies about hitmen are going to screen this year. But that’s not all Fantastic Fest has on offer! Read on to see the full list of awesome films headed our way at the end of the month…
by Jason Barr Posted: September 8th, 2011 at 6:26 am
What better way to start off a beautiful Thursday morning than with a teaser trailer from writer/director Tom Six’s The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence? Chances are, even if you haven’t seen the original, you know about Six’s The Human Centipede as the film that provides audiences a “100% medically accurate” take on how to sew people’s faces to other people’s asses. You may call it gross. I call it the feel good movie of the fall.
Watch the teaser trailer for the sequel after the jump. As reported yesterday, the film will make its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas before receiving a limited theatrical release on October 7th. Ashlynn Yennie, Laurence R. Harvey and Dominic Borrelli star in the pic which sees a creepy guy become sexually aroused by images from the original and carries on the procedure as a result. Like I said, feel good movie of the fall.
[Update: We've posted the first image from the film after the jump.]
by Jason Barr Posted: September 7th, 2011 at 10:43 am
The Alamo Drafthouse has announced the final wave of programming for its upcoming Fantastic Fest. Included in this final batch of flicks the world premiere of director Tom Six’s The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence; Retreat starring Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton and Jamie Bell; Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope; and director Jeff Nichols’ drama Take Shelter starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain.
Hit the jump to see the full announcement of final wave films. Fantastic Fest 2011 runs from September 22nd – 29th in Austin, Texas and, for the record, I’m already disappointed in myself for not being there.